Elaborate evaluation of serial changes in electrocardiograms of atrial septal defects after transcatheter closure for a better understanding of the recovery process

AbstractSerial changes of electrocardiograms (ECG) could be used to assess their clinical features in atrial septal defects (ASD) after transcatheter closure together with other clinical parameters. We retrospectively studied 100 ASD patients who underwent transcatheter closure. Complications of persistent atrial fibrillation occurred in five ASD patients, and they were excluded. We divided the other 95 patients according to PQ intervals before closure (normal:  
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Conclusion: These findings limit the possible roles of gene transcriptional changes in previously reported age-dependent pro-arrhythmic electrophysiologial changes observed in Pgc-1β-/- atria to an altered Ca2+-ATPase (Atp2a2) expression. This directly parallels previously reported arrhythmic mechanism associated with p21-activated kinase type 1 deficiency. This could add to contributions from the direct physiological outcomes of mitochondrial dysfunction, whether through reactive oxygen species (ROS) production or altered Ca2+ homeostasis. Introduction Atrial arrhythmias constitute a major public health probl...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): James S. Gammie, Joanna Chikwe, Vinay Badhwar, Dylan P. Thibault, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Vinod H. Thourani, Marc Gillinov, David H. Adams, J. Scott Rankin, Mehrdad Ghoreishi, Alice Wang, Gorav Ailawadi, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Rakesh M. Suri, Steven F. Bolling, Nathaniel W. Foster, Rachael W. QuinnBackgroundData from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database were analyzed to identify trends in patient characteristics and outcomes of mitral valve operations in North America.MethodsAll patients with isolated prima...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions Significant TR decreased during the long-term follow-up period after transcatheter ASD closure. Heart failure symptoms improved in patients with severe/moderate TR. Our findings suggest that transcatheter closure alone can be valuable in patients with ASD complicated with TR.
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Structural: Atrial Intervention Focus Source Type: research
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CONCLUSION: Congenital heart diseases in adults seem underestimated in our countries. Surgical repair is rare. It is necessary to ensure a good management of the transition between pediatric and adult age. PMID: 28506578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angeiologie - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris) Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Totally endoscopic ASD closure with a glutaraldehyde-treated autologous pericardial patch demonstrated excellent outcomes. It is a useful option for patients with unfavorable anatomy or other reasons excluding transcatheter intervention. PMID: 28179595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ J Source Type: research
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Background The epidemiology of heart disease is changing, with rheumatic heart disease becoming less common but degenerative valve disorders, heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AF) increasing. Objective We sought to determine the prevalence of structural cardiac abnormalities in the apparently symptom-free adult population within our prospective echocardiography (echo) registry. Methods Our echo registry comprised echo studies and associated demographic and clinical data obtained prospectively from 362 consecutive asymptomatic subjects aged 50–74 years and without known heart disease referred between 2011 ...
Source: Postgraduate Medical Journal - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Statistics and research methods, Genetics, Congenital heart disease, Drugs: cardiovascular system, Echocardiography, Hypertension, Valvar diseases, Radiology, Clinical diagnostic tests, Radiology (diagnostics), Epidemiology Original article Source Type: research
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