Pacemaker exteriorization.
Authors: Dupont J, Koch A, Vonck A, Sarens T PMID: 30893006 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The role of cardiac rehabilitation in vocational reintegration Belgian working group of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation position paper.
Authors: De Sutter J, Kacenelenbogen R, Pardaens S, Cuypers S, Dendale P, Elegeert I, Cornelissen V, Buys R, Braeckman L, Heyndrickx B, Frederix I Abstract Cardiovascular disease is one of the main causes of morbidity and sick leave in Belgium, imposing a great socio-economic burden on the contemporary healthcare system and society. Cardiac rehabilitation is an evidence-based treatment strategy that not only improves the cardiac patients' health state but also holds promise so as to facilitate vocational reintegration in the society. This position paper was developed and endorsed by the Belgian Working Group of Car...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Surgically managed giant left atrial appendage clots.
Authors: Shah P PMID: 30893572 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

TAVR-related echocardiographic assessment - status quo, challenges and perspectives.
Authors: Veulemans V, Afzal S, Papadopoulos G, Maier O, Kelm M, Zeus T, Hellhammer K Abstract Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an emerging and a well-established procedure for high-risk and inoperable patients worldwide. Recent studies revealed furthermore that TAVR is equal or even superior to surgical valve replacement in intermediate risk patients. Therefore, a successful procedure is not only dependent on precise preprocedural patient selection but also on careful intraprocedural multimodal imaging guidance and adequate postprocedural follow-up. Up to date, 2D/3D transthoracic and/or transoesoph...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A new predictor for new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction: chronic renal disease.
Authors: Çınar T, Keskin M, Işılak Z, Orhan AL PMID: 30857501 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Concomitant partial ventricular septal defect (Pac-man © heart) and left persistent superior vena cava accidentally discovered in young adult.
Concomitant partial ventricular septal defect (Pac-man© heart) and left persistent superior vena cava accidentally discovered in young adult. Acta Cardiol. 2019 Mar 04;:1-2 Authors: Abdelnabi MH, Almaghraby A, Saleh Y, Elkafrawy F, Ziada K PMID: 30829129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - March 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Successful staged percutaneous transvalvular implantation in multivalvular heart disease.
Authors: Jamart L, Hanet C, Dupont M, Guédès A PMID: 30786818 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

An interesting case of wide QRS tachycardia with left bundle branch block morphology.
Authors: Mohanan Nair KK, Namboodiri N, Kevadiya H, Valaparambil A PMID: 30789081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Incidence rate of atrial fibrillation after dialysis initiation and its relationship with cardiovascular events.
This study aimed to investigate the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and its prognosis in the patients after dialysis initiation. METHODS: A total of 1524 patients with chronic kidney disease who were initiated on dialysis were included. Dialysis was initiated between October 2011 and September 2013. Electrocardiogram was obtained at dialysis initiation, in March 2015, and September 2016. The mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) event rates of 1520 patients (1028 men and 492 women; mean age, 67.5 ± 13.1 years) who were followed up were compared, and they were divided into 2 groups: the AF group (...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Atrial fibrillation and cardiac rehabilitation: an overview.
CONCLUSION: Cardiac rehabilitation, along with moderate and regular physical activity, has been proven to reduce the time in arrhythmia of patients with paroxysmal and persistent AF. In chronic AF, cardiac rehabilitation may decrease the resting ventricular response rate in patients and therefore improve symptoms linked to arrhythmia. These studies have managed to demonstrate cardiac rehabilitation as a safe and manageable option for AF patients, without serious risk of additional side effects. Its efficiency to limit the occurrence of serious undesirable outcomes, such as mortality and hospitalisation, has not been adequa...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Cardiac computed tomography in asymptomatic siblings of patients with premature coronary disease: illustrations and current knowledge.
Authors: Higny J, Dupont M, Guédès A Abstract A strong family history of early-onset coronary artery disease (CAD) may represent a substantial predictor of enhanced development of subclinical atherosclerosis in a sibling population. In this population, standard cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment could be underrated with the predictive capacity of the Framingham Risk Score. At present, cardiac computed tomography (CT) provides a high diagnostic performance for the detection of coronary atherosclerosis. Nevertheless, there is a paucity of data concerning the prognostic value of this technology in appar...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A mass in the right ventricle.
Authors: Stroobants S, Bijnens E, Herbots L PMID: 30735110 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Severe focal restenosis 15 months after implantation of a magnesium bioresorbable scaffold.
Authors: McCutcheon K, Bennett J, Marynissen T, Adriaenssens T PMID: 30735472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Diagnostic value of MR-proANP for heart failure in patients with acute dyspnea :a meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: With a decent sensitivity, MR-proANP is a useful biomarker for correctly identifying HF in patients with acute dyspnoea. PMID: 30735473 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Paradoxical nonreentrant tachycardia induced by iatrogenic atrioventricular block.
Authors: Roggen M, Garweg C, Willems R, Gewillig M, Ector J PMID: 30735477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Shepherd's crook deformity of an early branching acute marginal artery.
Authors: Ojha V, Pandey NN, Gulati GS PMID: 30736717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The Belgian experience with concomitant surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: a multi-centre prospective registry.
CONCLUSION: Analysis of the Belgian national registry shows that concomitant surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation is safe, achieves favourable freedom from AF and, therefore, deserves to be performed in accordance to the guidelines. PMID: 30736718 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Right ventricular fibrosis in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Authors: Yoshihara S, Suzuki S, Matsunaga M, Ohnishi I, Naito M PMID: 30736720 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A meta-analysis of the relationship between anatomical variations of pulmonary veins and atrial fibrillation.
Authors: Cheruiyot I, Munguti J, Olabu B, Gichangi P Abstract BACKGROUND: Our aim was to provide an evidence-based assessment of the relationship between pulmonary vein variants and atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: A comprehensive systematic search was performed on the databases PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library and Science Direct. Following assessment of eligibility and methodologic quality, data on PV variants were extracted and pooled into a meta-analysis. RESULTS: A total of 12 studies (1337 cases and 1250 controls) were included. Presence of a right middle pulmonary vein was significantly associated w...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Contemporary choice of glucose lowering agents in heart failure patients with type 2 diabetes.
Authors: Martens P, Janssens J, Ramaekers J, Dupont M, Mullens W Abstract BACKGROUND: The choice of glucose lowering agent in heart failure (HF)-patients can have a strong effect on HF-related adverse events, with some classes increasing and other classes reducing the risk. Little data is available about the choice of glucose lowering agents in HF-patients with type-2-diabetes. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional single centre point analysis of all patients with both a diagnoses of HF and type-2-diabetes followed in a tertiary HF-clinic. Medical records were used to determine the choice of current glucose l...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - February 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Electrocardiographic changes in STEMI with Brugada syndrome.
Authors: Terrana M, Scavée C PMID: 30693844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 31, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The association of inflammatory markers and echocardiographic parameters in Beh çet's disease.
CONCLUSION: Elevated levels of PTX-3 and Hcy were found to be correlated with cardiac involvement determined by means of echocardiographic parameters in patients with BD. PMID: 30689956 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The investigation of TIMI risk index for prediction of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction.
The objective of the present study is to evaluate the predictive value of admission TRI for the occurrence of CI-AKI in patients with STEMI treated with primary PCI. METHODS: This retrospective study was consisted of a total of 660 consecutive STEMI patients who had undergone primary PCI from December 2015 to March 2017.The primary end-point was CI-AKI incidence after primary PCI during the in-hospital course. RESULTS: The TRI of CI-AKI group was higher than the non-CI-AKI group (24.2 (19.3-32.2) vs. 17.5 (12.9-24.3), p 
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Usefulness of echocardiographic McConnell's sign in the computerized-medicine-era.
Authors: Siniscalchi C, Palumbo A, Rocci A, Basaglia M, Gaibazzi N PMID: 30648927 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Diagnostic value of peak filling rate derived from ECG-gated myocardial perfusion SPECT for detecting myocardial ischaemia in patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease.
Authors: Nitta K, Kurisu S, Sumimoto Y, Ikenaga H, Ishibashi K, Fukuda Y, Kihara Y Abstract BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction represents an earlier step of the ischaemic cascade. We tested the hypothesis that the index of LV diastolic function from electrocardiogram (ECG)-gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is useful in detecting myocardial ischaemia in patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: One-hundred-ten patients with non-obstructive CAD and summed redistribution score of zero were enrolled. Summed difference score (SDS) of ≥2 was c...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Lower rates of vitamin-K-antagonists usage are also related to physicians' and patients' comfort with novel oral anticoagulants.
Authors: Balci KG, Balcı MM, Çetin EH, Çelebi ÖÖ, Maden O PMID: 30650018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Temporary oral anticoagulation after MitraClip - a strategy to lower the incidence of post-procedural stroke?
Authors: Geis N, Raake P, Kiriakou C, Mereles D, Frankenstein L, Abu-Sharar H, Chorianopoulos E, Katus HA, Bekeredjian R, Pleger ST Abstract BACKGROUND: Incidence of stroke within 30 days after percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip varies from 0.7% and 2.6% between registries. Standard medical treatment after the MitraClip procedure, in the absence of risk factors requiring antithrombotic therapy such as atrial fibrillation, is dual antiplatelet therapy using aspirin and clopidogrel. ESC/EACTS and ACC/AHA surgical guidelines show a Class IIa indication for temporary antithrombotic therapy after ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The association between red cell distribution width and clinical outcomes in patients hospitalised due to chest pain.
Authors: Topaz G, Yeruchimovich M, Pereg D, Eitan M, Kitay-Cohen Y, Hammer Y, Itzhaki Ben Zadok O, Eisen A Abstract BACKGROUND: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of the degree of heterogeneity of erythrocyte volume. Higher RDW levels are associated with increased mortality among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. The association between RDW levels and clinical outcomes in patients admitted for further evaluation of chest pain is not known. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients hospitalised with chest pain 2010-2016 was conduct...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a review.
Authors: Horodinschi RN, Bratu OG, Dediu GN, Pantea Stoian A, Motofei I, Diaconu CC Abstract Heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The association between the two conditions have significant systemic effects and a chronic, progressive evolution, affecting exercise tolerance and quality of life. The diseases share common risk factors, such as smoking, advanced age, and low-grade systemic inflammation. The majority of symptoms and physical signs, such as dyspnoea, orthopnea, nocturnal cough, exercise intolerance, muscle weakness ...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

The detection of apical variant of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in myocardial perfusion imaging.
Authors: Akbulut A, Kalayci S, Koca G, Yigit H, Korkmaz M PMID: 30650023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Spiked helmet electrocardiographic sign in a patient with intracerebral haemorrhage.
Authors: Tomcsányi J, Bózsik B, Tomcsányi K PMID: 30650024 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Serum albumin level and long-term outcome in acute heart failure.
We examined the association between albumin and hospital mortality in a cohort of 509 patients admitted for acute HF. None of the patients had infectious disease, severe arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation), required invasive ventilation or presented with acute coronary syndrome or primary valvular disease. Sixty-nine patients (14%) died during the 1-year follow-up. With multivariable analysis, haemoglobin level (p = .003), systolic blood pressure (p = .004) and serum albumin level (p = .003) emerged as independent predictors of long-...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation revealed by a chronic cyanosis.
Authors: Massin MM, Laureys M, Damry N PMID: 30650027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Reduced occurrence of appropriate therapy for ventricular arrhythmias after beta-blocker uptitration following implant of a primary prevention CRT-defibrillator.
Authors: Martens P, Dupont M, Mullens W Abstract BACKGROUND: Absence of beta-blocker use independently predicts appropriate therapy. Following cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) implant, reverse remodelling and protection against bradycardia allows for beta-blocker dose uptitration. The differential dosing effects on the occurrence of a first episode of appropriate therapy in primary prevention CRT-defibrillator (CRT-D) patients remains unstudied. METHODS AND RESULTS: Changes in beta-blocker dose following CRT-D in consecutive primary prevention patients implanted between 2008 and 2015 were retrospectively...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Investigation of ICAM-1 levels in hypertensive patients with fragmented QRS complexes.
In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between ICAM-1 levels and the presence of fQRS in hypertensive patients. METHODS: Ninety consecutive patients who were diagnosed with hypertension were included in the study. ECG and transthoracic echocardiography were performed to all patients. fQRS was defined as additional R' wave or notching/splitting of S wave in two contiguous ECG leads. Serum ICAM-1 levels were measured using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method. Patients were divided into two groups according to the presence of fQRS. RESULTS: A total of 90 patients (female, 65%; mean age: 54.6&...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Paradoxical embolism as a cause of myocardial infarction in a patient with pulmonary embolism: role of transesophageal echocardiography.
Authors: Kikuni G, Silance PG, Debbas N, Unger P PMID: 30650030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Berry syndrome diagnosed by three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography.
Authors: Bu H, Zhao T PMID: 30650031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Intrapericardial cavernous hemangioma: an unusual mediastinal tumor!
Authors: Cogen A, Haine SE, Paelinck BP, Van Herck PL, Pauwels P, Van Schil PE PMID: 30650037 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Chronic kidney disease predicts atrial fibrillation in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention.
Authors: Șerban RC, Șuș I, Lakatos EK, Demjen Z, Ceamburu A, Fișcă PC, Somkereki C, Hadadi L, Scridon A Abstract BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) often complicates ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Predictors of AF in this setting include factors related to the acute phase of STEMI and pre-existing conditions. More recently, novel AF predictors have been identified in the general population. We aimed to assess the ability of such novel factors to predict STEMI-related AF. METHODS: Data were collected from STEMI patients treated by primary PCI. Factors related to the acute phase of STE...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Relationship between primary open angle glaucoma and blood pressure.
CONCLUSION: If the progression of the disease is noticeable in patients with glaucoma at follow-up, night-time hypotension should be ruled out with ambulatory blood pressure and if this is observed medical treatments used by the patients should be reviewed and necessary measures should be taken. PMID: 30650042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Indications and diagnostic yield of endomyocardial biopsies for unexplained cardiomyopathy, a single center experience.
CONCLUSIONS: When following the AHA/ACC/ESC-scientific statement on EMBs, the performance of EMBs had a high diagnostic yield, with acceptable complication rates. However, in patients presenting with an unexplained restricted cardiomyopathy, technetium-labelled bone scanning could offer a non-invasive approach to establishing the diagnosis of ATTR, mitigating the need for EMBs in a subset of patients. PMID: 30650043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Chest pain with less than 20% change in high sensitivity troponin T - a low risk cohort?
Authors: Weir RAP, Osmanska J, Docherty KF, Petrie CJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with chest pain are risk-stratified using serial high-sensitivity troponin (T) assays (hsTnT). Those with change in (Δ)hsTnT 60% of patients, equally frequently in all three groups. Using absolute ΔhsTnT ≥9ng/L within the ΔhsTnT
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Previous coronary artery bypass graft is not associated with higher mortality in transcatheter aortic valve replacement: systemic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Previous CABG is not associated with either all-cause mortality or CV mortality in patients with severe AS undergoing TAVR. TAVR should be considered as an alternative or first-line treatment option among severe AS patient, regardless of previous CABG status. PMID: 30650054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Diabetes mellitus is not associated with worse vascular outcome following percutaneous transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Authors: Lareyre F, Mialhe C, Bourlon F, Habib Y, Dommerc C, Raffort J Abstract BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative to open surgical aortic valve replacement and the impact of diabetes on vascular outcomes is worth of investigation. The aim of our study was to determine if diabetic patients had distinct pre-operative characteristics compared to non-diabetics and to evaluate the impact of the disease on vascular outcomes. METHODS: Four hundred consecutive patients who underwent TAVI with percutaneous transfemoral access were retrospectively included. Vascular outcomes wer...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Interesting mode of initiation of slow-fast AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia.
Authors: Mohanan Nair KK, Namboodiri N, Kevadiya H, Valaparambil A PMID: 30624129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Rare and anomalous commissural origin of the left main coronary artery.
Authors: Pandey NN, Rajagopal R, Ojha V, Sharma A, Kumar S PMID: 30626277 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

A challenging ECG in a heterotopic heart transplant: double the trouble.
Authors: Vandenbriele C, Fisher R, Price S PMID: 30628530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Woven coronary artery and myocardial infarction.
Authors: Pauwels R, Coeman M, De Beenhouwer T, Kayaert P PMID: 30628553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Fragmented QRS on electrocardiography as a predictor of myocardial scar in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
This study is a retrospective analysis which included 39 patients who were diagnosed/suspected to have HCM on echocardiography and referred for contrast CMR imaging at our centre between 2010 and 2016. Presence of fQRS was correlated with scar demonstrated by LGE on CMR. RESULTS: Twenty four (66.67%) patients had asymmetrical septal hypertrophy, 7 (19.44%) patients had apical involvement while 5 (13.89%) had concentric pattern. Only 4 (11.11%) patients had pathological Q waves in contiguous leads on surface ECG while fQRS in two contiguous leads was present in 23 (63.89%) patients. Presence of fQRS was more in patients...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - January 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

Life-threatening electrical storm requiring emergency aortic valve replacement in a patient with severe unicuspid aortic valve disease.
Authors: Ennezat PV, Biguet-Petit-Jean AE, Durand M, Cosgrove S, Fleury JP PMID: 30507275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Cardiologica)
Source: Acta Cardiologica - December 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research