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Journal of Arrhythmia    Follow    
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     ISSN (Print) 1880-4276 - ISSN (Online) 1883-2148
     Published by Elsevier Homepage  [2556 journals]   [H-I: 1]
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    • Pages: i - ii
      Citation: Journal of Arrhythmia 30, 1 (2014)
      PubDate: 2014-02-01
      DOI: 10.1016/S1880-4276(14)00015-5
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 1 (2014)
       
  • HRS/EHRA/APHRS Expert Consensus Statement on the Diagnosis and Management
           of Patients with Inherited Primary Arrhythmia Syndromes
    • Authors: Silvia G. Priori; Arthur A. Wilde, Minoru Horie, Yongkeun Cho, Elijah R. Behr, Charles Berul, Nico Blom, Josep Brugada, Chern-En Chiang, Heikki Huikuri, Prince Kannankeril, Andrew Krahn, Antoine Leenhardt, Arthur Moss, Peter J. Schwartz, Wataru Shimizu, Gordon Tomaselli, Cynthia Tracy
      Pages: 1 - 28
      Abstract: This international consensus statement is the collaborative effort of three medical societies representing electrophysiology in North America, Europe and Asian-Pacific area: the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society. The objective of the consensus document is to provide clinical guidance for diagnosis, risk stratification and management of patients affected by inherited primary arrhythmia syndromes. It summarizes the opinion of the international writing group members based on their own experience and on a general review of the literature with respect to the clinical data on patients affected by channelopathies.
      Citation: Journal of Arrhythmia 30, 1 (2014)
      PubDate: 2013-09-09
      DOI: 10.1016/j.joa.2013.07.002
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 1 (2013)
       
  • Executive Summary: HRS/EHRA/APHRS Expert Consensus Statement on the
           Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Inherited Primary Arrhythmia
           Syndromes
    • Authors: Silvia G. Priori; Arthur A. Wilde, Minoru Horie, Yongkeun Cho, Elijah R. Behr, Charles Berul, Nico Blom, Josep Brugada, Chern-En Chiang, Heikki Huikuri, Prince Kannankeril, Andrew Krahn, Antoine Leenhardt, Arthur Moss, Peter J. Schwartz, Wataru Shimizu, Gordon Tomaselli, Cynthia Tracy
      Pages: 29 - 47
      Abstract: This international consensus statement is the collaborative effort of three medical societies representing electrophysiology in North America, Europe, and Asian-Pacific area: the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), and the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society. The objective of the consensus document is to provide clinical guidance for diagnosis, risk stratification, and management of patients affected by inherited primary arrhythmia syndromes. It summarizes the opinion of the international writing group members based on their own experience and on a general review of the literature with respect to the clinical data on patients affected by channelopathies.
      Citation: Journal of Arrhythmia 30, 1 (2014)
      PubDate: 2013-09-09
      DOI: 10.1016/j.joa.2013.08.001
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 1 (2013)
       
  • Idiopathic ventricular arrhythmia originating from the para-Hisian area:
           
    • Authors: Ji-Eun Ban; Yung-Lung Chen, Hwan-Cheol Park, Dong-Hyeok Kim, Dae-In Lee, Yae-Min Park, Jong-Il Choi, Hong-Euy Lim, Sang-Weon Park, Young-Hoon Kim
      Pages: 48 - 54
      Abstract: Abstract: Background: We investigated the prevalence and the electrocardiographic and electrophysiological characteristics of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) originating from the para-Hisian area.Methods: Among 250 patients with idiopathic VAs, 8 (3.2%) had an ablation site in the para-Hisian region. For comparison with right ventricular (RV) para-Hisian VAs (n=6), 27 patients with VAs originating from the posterior RV outflow tract (RVOT) were studied.Results: Para-Hisian VAs had an R wave in leads I and aVL. The VAs originating from the site below the His bundle region were determined to have a superior axis (n=4, 50%). A His potential was recorded at the proximal bipole of the successful ablation site in 6 patients. RV para-Hisian VAs had a narrower QRS width (114±12ms vs. 139±12ms, P=0.003), as well as a higher incidence of R waves in lead aVL (83.3% vs. 0%, P
      Citation: Journal of Arrhythmia 30, 1 (2014)
      PubDate: 2013-06-21
      DOI: 10.1016/j.joa.2013.04.007
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 1 (2013)
       
  • Outcomes of symptomatic Brugada syndrome patients with implanted
           cardioverter defibrillators: A report from an endemic area
    • Authors: Pattarapong Makarawate; Narumol Chaosuwannakit, Suda Vannaprasaht, Wichittra Tassaneeyakul, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
      Pages: 55 - 57
      Abstract: Abstract: Background: In Thailand and Southeast Asia, Brugada syndrome (BS) is a common inheritable cause of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) due to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). Currently, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is the recommended therapy for high-risk patients. This study aimed to report the outcomes of symptomatic BS patients with implanted ICD in an area in which BS is endemic.Methods and results: We enrolled symptomatic BS patients who underwent ICD implantation between 2007 and 2010. In total, 62 patients met the study inclusion criteria. Among these patients, ICD was indicated for survivors of SCA (50 patients, 80%) and syncope patients (12 patients, 20%). During the mean follow-up period of 17 months, no patient died, and 20 patients (32%) received appropriate shock therapy. Inappropriate shock occurred in 6 patients (9.5%). The reasons for inappropriate shock were ICD lead fracture (3%) and supraventricular arrhythmia (6.5%). An infected ICD was found in 1 patient (1.5%).Conclusions: The recurrent VT/VF rate in symptomatic BS patients was 32%. All events were successfully treated with ICDs, and there was no mortality in our setting.
      Citation: Journal of Arrhythmia 30, 1 (2014)
      PubDate: 2013-07-08
      DOI: 10.1016/j.joa.2013.05.005
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 1 (2013)
       
  • Efficacy and safety of novel anticoagulant dabigatran in clinical practice
           for Japanese patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation
    • Authors: Koji Miyamoto; Takeshi Aiba, Ikutaro Nakajima, Yuko Yamada, Hideo Okamura, Takashi Noda, Kazuhiro Satomi, Masaharu Ishihara, Toshihisa Anzai, Satoshi Yasuda, Hisao Ogawa, Shiro Kamakura, Wataru Shimizu
      Pages: 58 - 64
      Abstract: Abstract: Background: There is little evidence of the efficacy and safety of dabigatran in Japanese patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF).Methods and Results: We evaluated 300 consecutive patients with NVAF (68±11 years old, 209 men, 180 paroxysmal) who received 220mg/day (203 patients) or 300mg/day dabigatran (97 patients) at our hospital. Most patients (84%) had lower CHADS2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age>75 years, diabetes, stroke/transient ischemic attack) scores of 0 (n=60), 1 (n=114), or 2 (n=78) and lower HAS-BLED (hypertension, abnormal renal/liver function, stroke, bleeding history or predisposition) scores of 0 (n=39), 1 (n=114), or 2 (n=103). The estimated creatinine clearance was 77±24mL/min, which was inversely correlated to age (r2=0.48, p
      Citation: Journal of Arrhythmia 30, 1 (2014)
      PubDate: 2013-07-18
      DOI: 10.1016/j.joa.2013.04.010
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 1 (2013)
       
  • Successful radiofrequency catheter ablation assisted by the
           CartoSound® system for outflow tract origin nonsustained ventricular
           tachycardia in a patient with a severely deformed thorax
    • Authors: Naoaki Onishi; Kazuaki Kaitani, Masashi Amano, Yukiko Hayama, Seiko Nakajima, Koji Hanazawa, Yodo Tamaki, Makoto Miyake, Toshihiro Tamura, Hirokazu Kondo, Makoto Motooka, Chisato Izumi, Yoshihisa Nakagawa
      Pages: 65 - 67
      Abstract: Abstract: We report the case of a 72-year-old man with a nonsustained ventricular tachycardia and a history of palpitations. He had a severely deformed thorax since childhood due to spinal caries. An integrated computed tomography image of the outflow tract region from the CartoSound® system revealed the detailed anatomical information around the origin of the tachycardia and that the left anterior descending coronary artery was very close (
      Citation: Journal of Arrhythmia 30, 1 (2014)
      PubDate: 2013-05-24
      DOI: 10.1016/j.joa.2013.03.003
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 1 (2013)
       
  • Normal dose of pilsicainide showed marked negative inotropic effects in a
           patient who had no underlying heart disease
    • Authors: Masayoshi Yoshida; Shin-ichi Ando, Akiko Chishaki, Naomasa Makita, Yoshiyuki Hasegawa, Sumito Narita, Hidetoshi Momii, Toshiaki Kadokami
      Pages: 68 - 70
      Abstract: Abstract: We report the case of an otherwise healthy 64-year-old female who developed cardiopulmonary arrest after the administration of pilsicainide for treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. She had had an episode of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, but no liver dysfunction, renal dysfunction, or echocardiographic abnormality before her admission. On the day of admission and the following day, 50mg of pilsicainide was administered intravenously over 10min (total 100mg). Shortly after the second injection, she developed marked bradycardia and hypotension and eventually fell into a state of pulseless electrical activity. Immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation was started. Although application of a temporary pacemaker restored her heart rate, echocardiography revealed no left ventricular contraction. We started percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS) and intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP). Her cardiac contraction gradually recovered and returned to completely normality 3 days after the onset. The patient was discharged in an ambulatory condition.
      Citation: Journal of Arrhythmia 30, 1 (2014)
      PubDate: 2013-05-31
      DOI: 10.1016/j.joa.2013.04.004
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 1 (2013)
       
  • Antiarrhythmogenic effect of omega-3 fatty acid ethyl esters in a patient
           treated with Omacor after a non-Q-wave myocardial infarction
    • Authors: Andrey Ardashev; Evgeny Zhelyakov, Oleg Kuzovlev
      Pages: 71 - 74
      Abstract: Abstract: An 84-year-old man reported several episodes of palpitations over the previous 6 months. He had a history of a prior non-Q-wave myocardial infarction (MI) and had received a dual-chamber pacemaker for control of subsequent sick sinus syndrome. Pacemaker data revealed 8000 premature ventricular beats (PVBs) daily and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT).The patient agreed to add omega-3 fatty acid ethyl ester supplementation (1g/day) to his treatment regimen. Pacemaker analyses 3 months later demonstrated no NSVT and only 215PVBs daily. In more than 1 year of follow-up, the patient has remained well and has had no further ventricular arrhythmias. We conclude that omega-3 fatty acid ethyl ester supplementation may be beneficial in post-MI patients with pacemakers who develop ventricular arrhythmias.
      Citation: Journal of Arrhythmia 30, 1 (2014)
      PubDate: 2013-07-03
      DOI: 10.1016/j.joa.2013.04.008
      Issue No: Vol. 30, No. 1 (2013)
       
 
 
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