Acta Cardiol 2021 Jan 20:1-3. Epub 2021 Jan 20.
Department of Cardiology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.
J Vet Cardiol 2021 May 13;36:89-98. Epub 2021 May 13.
Department of Medical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53706, USA.
Introduction: The objective of this retrospective study was to describe the indications, complications, and long-term outcomes in a group of cats that received an epicardial pacing (EP) system.Animals: Twenty client-owned cats.Materials And Methods: Medical records were reviewed for signalment, presenting complaint, primary electrocardiogram (ECG) diagnosis, presence of structural heart disease, presence of congestive heart failure (CHF), presence of major or minor complications, and survival time. Read More
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University and Heart Centre, Umeå, Sweden.
Aims: In patients with heart failure (HF), chronically raised left ventricular (LV) filling pressures lead to progressive left atrial (LA) dysfunction and fibrosis. We aimed to assess the correlation of LA reservoir strain (peak atrial longitudinal strain, PALS) by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and LA fibrosis assessed by myocardial biopsy in patients undergoing heart transplantation (HTx).Methods And Results: Forty-eight patients with advanced HF [mean age 51. Read More
Cardiol Young 2021 Jun 11:1-7. Epub 2021 Jun 11.
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Complete atrioventricular canal defect is a CHD associated with intra-cardiac shunting of blood, which can lead to irreversible changes in pulmonary vascular resistance and pulmonary artery hypertension if unrepaired. Patients with Trisomy 21 are at risk for early development of pulmonary artery hypertension if left uncorrected.1,2. Read More
Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 2021 Jun 11:e12863. Epub 2021 Jun 11.
Department of Hypertension, Angiology and Internal Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland.
Background: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular events. Even though there are many electrocardiographic (ECG) criteria for LVH, they still provide poor performance, especially among obese patients. The aim of this study was to examine whether adding visceral fat to ECG LVH criteria improves accuracy in the diagnosis. Read More
Heart Rhythm O2 2021 Feb 18;2(1):73-79. Epub 2020 Dec 18.
Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri.
Background: Studies have demonstrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safety in the presence of MRI-conditional permanent pacemakers (PPM). However, since patients' care may require serial MRIs, it is necessary to evaluate device safety and performance after multiple scans.Objectives: We evaluated safety and performance of MRI-conditional PPMs after serial MRIs over various anatomic regions performed during a multicenter, prospective, single-arm study (ProMRI). Read More