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Dec
1969

The major perioperative concern in patients with second-degree atrioventricular (AV) block is the progression to complete AV block. Therefore, the prophylactic implantation of a temporary pacemaker prior to surgery is recommended, especially in symptomatic patients. However, as no quantitative preoperative risk assessment from progression to complete AV block is available, there is currently no established indication for preoperative prophylactic pacemaker implantation.

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Feb
2018

Implantable loop recorders (ILR) are a valuable tool for the investigation of unexplained syncopal episodes. The aim of this retrospective single center study was to identify predictive factors for pacemaker implantation in patients with unexplained syncope who underwent ILR insertion.
106 patients were retrospectively analyzed (mean age 59.

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Dec
2017

A patient presented with symptomatic third degree atrioventricular block requiring emergency transvenous pacemaker placement. During the procedure, wireless digital radiographs tracked the position of the pacemaker electrode, which repeatedly missed the target right ventricle. The patient was then rolled to left lateral decubitus position and the electrode was advanced into the right ventricle, achieving electrical capture, hemodynamic stability, and symptom resolution.

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Dec
2017

Cardiac affection constitutes a major limiting condition in systemic sarcoidosis. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the persistence rate of cardiac sarcoid involvement by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis (CS). Moreover, we examined the additional insights into myocardial damage's characteristics gained by somatostatin receptor scintigraphy.

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Dec
2017

Introduction Swallow syncope is a neurally mediated syncope. Multiple causes have been described in literature. A rare cause is arrhythmias.

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Feb
2018

Native heart endomyocardial biopsy (NH-EMB) is an infrequently performed procedure. The objective of this study is to describe utilization trends, indications, and complications associated with NH-EMB in the United States and compare them with transplanted heart endomyocardial biopsy (TH-EMB). Using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample database, we identified 71,105 adult patients undergoing EMB in the inpatient setting in participating hospitals from 2002 to 2014.

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Nov
2017

Leadless cardiac pacemaker has been developed to reduce complications related to cardiac pacing and is considered as an alternative to conventional pacemaker although safety and efficacy data in clinical practice are limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy profile of Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) used in daily clinical activity with a focus on challenging cases for conventional pacing.
A total of 66 patients (46 men, 79.

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Nov
2017

Sutureless aortic valve prostheses have the potential to augment the adoption of alternative incision approaches for aortic valve replacement (AVR). Still, we lack the evidence on which surgical approach is best associated with sutureless AVR.
Data on 483 patients undergoing sutureless small incision AVR between 2010-2014 in two European institutions (207 with partial sternotomy (MS) and 276 via right anterior minithoracotomy (RAMT)) have been retrospectively analyzed.

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Feb
2018

Injuries to the superior vena cava (SVC) during transvenous lead extraction (TLE) procedures are a rare but life-threatening complication. The Bridge Occlusion Balloon (BOB) is specifically designed for temporary SVC occlusion in TLE procedures. We report the first case of a 27-year-old man using the BOB as a safety net in a high-risk TLE procedure.

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Oct
2017

A thorough QT study was conducted to assess the proarrhythmic potential of clobazam and its active metabolite, N-desmethylclobazam (N-CLB).
In this Phase I, single-site, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group study, healthy participants were randomized to 1 of 4 treatment groups: clobazam 40 mg/d (maximum therapeutic dosage), clobazam 160 mg/d (supratherapeutic dosage), placebo, or moxifloxacin 400 mg (active control).
Of 280 enrolled participants (n = 70 per treatment arm), 250 (92%) completed the study; 194 were included in the pharmacokinetics population (clobazam 40 mg/d, n = 66; clobazam 160 mg/d, n = 62; and moxifloxacin, n = 66).

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Oct
2017

A 14-year-old American Staffordshire terrier was presented for episodes of exercise-induced syncope. At admission, atrial flutter coupled to third-degree atrioventricular block was diagnosed electrocardiographically. On the second day of hospitalization, surface electrocardiogram revealed spontaneous conversion to sinus rhythm with persistence of atrioventricular block.

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Sep
2017

Right ventricular apical (RVA) pacing can lead to progressive left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure (HF), even in patients with normal cardiac structure and function. Our study conducted candidate gene screening and lentivirus transfected neonatal rat cardiomyocytes (NRCMs) to explore the genetic and pathogenic mechanisms of RVA pacing induced cardiomyopathy in third degree atrioventricular block (III AVB) patients. We followed 887 III AVB patients with baseline normal cardiac function and RVA pacing.

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Sep
2017

The purpose of this study was to outline the midterm follow-up results and complications in patients who underwent transthoracic device closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD) with the very large domestic occluder (44-48 mm).
The data of 35 patients who underwent transthoracic device closure of an ASD with the very large domestic occluder (44-48 mm) at our institution were collected prospectively between January 2010 and January 2015. All patients were invited for an outpatient visit and contrast TTE for 12-70 months after ASD closure.

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Jan
2018

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an established treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. Currently, various prosthesis types are available. Atrioventricular block (AVB) requiring pacemaker (PM) implantation is a typical complication after TAVI.

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Aug
2017

To compare tocolysis with magnesium sulfate versus atosiban regarding the occurrence of short-term preterm labor and maternal side effects during and after open fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) repair.
A prospective nonrandomized cohort study was performed including 30 fetal MMC cases. The first 15 cases (group 1) received magnesium sulfate according to the MOMS protocol.

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Nov
2017

Conduction disturbances are common in patients with aortic stenosis. We investigated the incidence, reversibility, and prognosis of conduction disorders requiring permanent pacemaker implantation in patients with degenerative aortic stenosis after isolated aortic valve replacement.
This was a retrospective study conducted at a tertiary care center.

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Jul
2017

Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown aetiology, which is characterized by bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy and pulmonary disease. Clinically detected cardiac involvement occurs in 5% of sarcoid patients, although cardiac manifestations are discovered in 25% of the cases at autopsy. Sarcoid heart disease frequently causes atrioventricular block.

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Jun
2017

Although right ventricular pacing can contribute to cardiomyopathy, the impact of complete atrioventricular block (cAVB) on heart failure (HF) development in pacemaker patients has not been well characterized. We evaluated the incidence and time course for developing HF after pacemaker implantation for cAVB.
A MarketScan database identified patients undergoing dual-chamber pacemaker implantation from 2008 to 2014.

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Sep
2017

We report a rare case of acute idiopathic gastric dilatation with associated severe bradycardia and shock.
A 69-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) with complaint of chest pain and dyspnea. The patient required transvenous cardiac pacing for profound bradycardia and cardiogenic shock.

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May
2017

Little is known about the timing of onset and outcome of conduction abnormalities (CA) following balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve implantation. The aim of this study was to examine the timing of CA and determine the impact of balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) on the persistence of these abnormalities.
A total of 347 patients were included.

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Dec
1969

Lyme disease is an infection that is estimated to affect over 300,000 people in the United States annually. Typically, it presents with erythema migrans (EM), an annular rash at the site of tick attachment, within 3 to 30 days of inoculation. Untreated patients may progress to early disseminated disease.

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Dec
1969

A 25-year-old woman with a five years history of syncope, mild left ventricular hypertrophy and moderately enlarged atria, was diagnosed with third degree atrioventricular heart block alternating with atrioventricular heart block 2:1, and received a dual chamber pacemaker. After three years of evolution, she developed atrial fibrillation, marked biatrial enlargement, severely depressed longitudinal myocardial velocities, associated with mild girdle weakness and slight increase in creatine kinase level. The diagnosis of restrictive cardiomyopathy with mild skeletal myopathy imposed the screening for a common etiology.

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Oct
2017

Long-term prostaglandin use is commonly associated with side effects such as cortical proliferation of the bones, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, and soft tissue swelling of the extremities. We report a neonate with critical coarctation of the aorta, who developed second and third degree atrioventricular blocks associated with prolonged prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) infusion. Interestingly, these conduction blocks only occurred at low PGE1 dose.

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Sep
2017

This analysis aimed to evaluate the incidence and predictors of the need for permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation following implantation of the repositionable and fully retrievable LOTUS Aortic Valve Replacement System.
The prospective, single-arm, multicentre REPRISE II study with extended cohort enrolled 250 symptomatic, high surgical risk patients with severe aortic stenosis for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with a 23 mm or 27 mm LOTUS valve. Echocardiography, computed tomography, and electrocardiography data were evaluated by independent core labs.

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Sep
2017

Amiodarone is still the most potent antiarrhythmic drug in the prevention of life threatening ventricular arrhythmias and demonstrates a very low incidence of torsade de pointes. An unusual case of an 81-year-old woman who developed serious abnormalities of the conduction system of the heart and torsade des pointes during intravenous infusion of amiodarone for the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is described. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case showing an association of intravenous amiodarone-induced third degree atrioventricular block and extreme QT interval prolongation generating torsade des pointes in a patient with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who required an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

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May
2017

A patient developed a transient first-degree AV block during a radiofrequency ablation of an atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. Three days later the patient presented with a third-degree AV block. It resolved within 24 h under antiphlogistic therapy.

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Apr
2017

An asymptomatic 18-year-old black woman was found to have an incidental finding of third-degree atrioventricular (AV) block on a routine ECG. 2-Dimensional transthoracic echocardiography showed a heterogeneous mass in the region of the peri-membranous septum in the AV node area. A cardiac MRI showed a well-defined cystic mass arising from the right side of the interatrial septal wall.

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Nov
2017

Our first case is an 84-year-old female diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome. She underwent implantation of dual chamber permanent pacemaker without complications. On the 8day status-postimplantation, she returned to the emergency department (ED) with moderately severe left anterior chest pain and significant ecchymosis.

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May
2017

Third-degree atrioventricular block (AVB) and primary inflammatory myocarditis are uncommon findings in horses. The horse of this report presented for collapse at rest and was found to have multiple cardiac arrhythmias, most notably 3rd-degree AVB. The horse was subsequently diagnosed with eosinophilic myocarditis on necropsy, a rare form of myocarditis not previously reported in horses.

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Aug
2017

The present European guidelines suggest a diagnostic electrophysiological (EP) study to determine indication for cardiac pacing in patients with bundle branch block and unexplained syncope. We evaluated the prognostic relevance of an EP study for mortality and the development of permanent complete atrioventricular (AV) block in patients with symptomatic bifascicular block and first-degree AV block.
The HV interval is a poor prognostic marker to predict the development of permanent AV block in patients with symptomatic bifascicular block (BFB) and AV block I°.

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Jan
2017

The pacemaker (PM) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) Registry of the Italian Association of Arrhythmology and Cardiac Pacing (AIAC) monitors the main epidemiological data in real-world practice. The survey for the 2015 activity collects information about demographics, clinical characteristics, main indications for PM/ICD therapy and device types from the Italian collaborating centers.
The Registry collects prospectively national PM and ICD implantation activity on the basis of European cards.

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May
2017

High-grade atrioventricular block (HAVB) is historically considered a marker of worse outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, the predictors and prognostic impact of HAVB in the primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) era remain poorly understood. We sought to describe the characteristics and predictors of HAVB in patients undergoing primary PCI in STEMI and to assess the prognostic significance of HAVB in the contemporary reperfusion era.

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Mar
2017

Bradyarrhythmia (bradycardia) is a heart rate lower than 60 beats/min. It can be due to sinus, atrial, or junctional bradycardia or to a problem with the conduction system (eg, an atrioventricular block). Asymptomatic bradycardia is common, especially among trained athletes or during sleep.

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Mar
2017

Intracardiac bronchogenic cysts are uncommon congenital tumors, which rarely become symptomatic. We describe a rare case of bronchogenic cyst in the atrioventricular node. A 36-year-old man with third-degree atrioventricular block was referred to our hospital.

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Apr
2017

Anti-Ro/SS-A is one specific type of antinuclear antibodies. They are in the majority of cases associated with primary Sjögren syndrome (SS) but also in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and in healthy people. During pregnancy, they are mainly associated to congenital heart block (CHB) and neonatal lupus (NL).

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Jan
2017

First dose observation for cardiac effects is required for fingolimod, but recommendations on the extent vary. This study aims to assess cardiac safety of fingolimod first dose. Individual bradyarrhythmic episodes were evaluated to assess the relevance of continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring.

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Apr
2017

There has been considerable progress in treating malignant melanoma over the last few years. The immune-checkpoint-inhibitors nivolumab and pembrolizumab have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2014 for the therapy of metastatic melanoma. Anti-programmed cell death-1-blocking antibodies are known to cause immune-related adverse events.

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Mar
2017

The study objective was to determine the predictors of new-onset arrhythmia among infants with single-ventricle anomalies during the post-Norwood hospitalization and the association of those arrhythmias with postoperative outcomes (ventilator time and length of stay) and interstage mortality.
After excluding patients with preoperative arrhythmias, we used data from the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial to identify risk factors for tachyarrhythmias (atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, junctional ectopic tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia) and atrioventricular block (second or third degree) among 544 eligible patients. We then determined the association of arrhythmia with outcomes during the post-Norwood hospitalization and interstage period, adjusting for identified risk factors and previously published factors.

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Nov
2016

We sought to determine the safety of regadenoson stress testing in patients with PH.
PH is increasingly recognized at more advanced ages. As many as one-third of patients with PH have coronary artery disease.

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Feb
2017

To evaluate CT utility for detection of cardiac or lung abnormalities in the diagnosis of organic cardiac disease in subjects with second- or third-degree atrioventricular block (AVB) excepting Wenckebach type.
A total of 50 consecutive patients (25 male; 64±15years) with de novo third- or second-degree AVB underwent both TTE and a combination of cardiac and chest 320 slice CT (Aquilion one, Toshiba Medical) and were retrospectively analyzed. The presence of focal left ventricular (LV) wall thinning and thickening was evaluated on both TTE and cardiac CT.

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Nov
2016

Dengue virus infection affects the heart structurally and functionally. Clinical manifestations of cardiac complications secondary to dengue virus infection vary from self-limiting arrhythmias to severe myocardial infarction, leading to hypotension, pulmonary edema, and cardiogenic shock. However, we report a case of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) complicated by a complete heart block.

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Nov
2016

Although syncope is the main reason for cardiac pacing in ∼40% of patients affected by atrioventricular block (AVB), very few data are available on the benefit of cardiac pacing in preventing syncopal recurrences.
We retrospectively evaluated 229 consecutive patients (124 males, age 80 ± 10 years) who had received a permanent pacemaker from January 2009 to December 2013 for AVB and syncope (94 patients, 41%) or AVB without syncope (135 patients, 59%). In patients with AVB and syncope, a third-degree or Mobitz II second-degree AVB had been documented in 73 and was only suspected in another 21, all of whom had bundle branch block.

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Oct
2016

Congenital complete heart block is a life-threatening condition which is highly associated with autoimmune and connective tissue disorders. Presence of maternal autoantibodies for associated conditions increases the risk of delivering a child with congenital complete heart block, however, less than a half of all women with such antibodies are symptomatic even after delivery. Mortality rate is highest during the neonatal period (45 %) and about two-thirds of all cases will require permanent pacing at some point in their lives.

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Dec
2016

In OHT recipients, pathologic evaluation of the heart during acute rejection can show involvement of both the conduction system and the myocardium. We here describe the cases of a 9-year-old male with DCM and a 13-year-old female with RCM, who developed third-degree PAVB associated with acute rejection 36 months and 24 months after OHT, respectively. We conclude that PAVB could be considered an early sign of acute rejection after OHT in children who exhibit post-transplantation presyncope or syncope.

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Jun
2017

Cryoablation is an alternative method to radiofrequency ablation for treatment of atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT). This study investigates the long-term safety and efficacy of cryoablation in AVNRT.
We studied 515 consecutive patients (317 women, mean age 50 years, range 13-89 years) undergoing a first cryoablation for AVNRT between 2003 and 2008.

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