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Hands-on defibrillation with a safety barrier: An analysis of potential risk to rescuers.

Resuscitation 2019 Mar 9. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Emory University School of Medicine, United States. Electronic address:

Background: Interruptions in compressions reducethe efficacy of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and are inevitable during hands-off periods for shocks. Clinical exam gloves were found to facilitate safe contact with patients during shock delivery but the safety of this practice has been questioned. Polyethylene is of interest because of its safety record in the medical arena and its electrical insulation properties. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2019.02.043DOI Listing
March 2019
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A Decision Tree-Based Survival Analysis of Patients with a History of Inappropriate Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy.

Int Heart J 2019 Mar 8;60(2):318-326. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Cardiology, Fujita Health University School of Medicine.

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) improve survival in patients who are at risk of sudden death. However, inappropriate therapy is commonly given to ICD recipients, and this situation may be associated with an increased risk of death. This study aimed to construct a risk stratification scheme by using decision tree analysis in patients who received inappropriate ICD therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1536/ihj.18-288DOI Listing
March 2019
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Wearable Cardioverter–Defibrillator after Myocardial Infarction.

N Engl J Med 2019 02;380(6):600

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Trousseau, Tours, France

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1816889DOI Listing
February 2019
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Wearable Cardioverter–Defibrillator after Myocardial Infarction.

N Engl J Med 2019 02;380(6):599

St. Vincent Heart Center, Indianapolis, IN

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1816889DOI Listing
February 2019
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Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator after Myocardial Infarction.

N Engl J Med 2019 02;380(6):600-601

University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1816889DOI Listing
February 2019
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ABC om - Elkonvertering och defibrillering.

Lakartidningen 2018 10 30;115. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Uppsala Universitet - Centrum för forskning och utveckling, Region Gävleborg/Gävle Uppsala, Sweden Uppsala Universitet - Centrum för forskning och utveckling, Region Gävleborg/Gävle Uppsala, Sweden.

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October 2018

Video-assisted thoracoscopic cardiac denervation of refractory ventricular arrhythmias and electrical storms: a single-center series.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 21;14(1):17. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Surgery, Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.

Background: The combined treatment of beta-blockers with ablation and Implanted cardioverter defibrillation therapy, continues to be the mainstay treatment for ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). Despite treatment, some patients remain refractory.  Recent studies have shown success rates using video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) cardiac denervation as an effective therapeutic option for these patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13019-019-0838-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341718PMC
January 2019
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Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia: The Cardiac Arrest Where Epinephrine Is Contraindicated.

Pediatr Crit Care Med 2019 Mar;20(3):262-268

Green Lane Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Services, Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

Objectives: To raise awareness among pediatric intensive care specialists of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia; an uncommon cause of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation arrest in children and young adults where epinephrine (adrenaline), even when given according to international protocols, can be counter-productive and life-threatening. We review three cases of cardiac arrest in children, later proven to be catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia related, where delay in recognition of this condition resulted in significantly longer resuscitation efforts, more interventions, and a longer time to return of spontaneous circulation.

Design: Retrospective case series. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PCC.0000000000001847DOI Listing
March 2019
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Ibutilide for the control of refractory ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation in patients with myocardial ischemia and hemodynamic instability.

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2018 Dec 22. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Penn State University Heart and Vascular Institute, Penn State University College of Medicine, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Introduction: Recurrent ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) in patients with myocardial ischemia requiring hemodynamic support can be refractory to available antiarrhythmic agents and even to cardioversion and defibrillation. The purpose of this study was to report the effect of intravenous ibutilide in patients with a VT and/or VF storm in the presence of incomplete revascularization requiring hemodynamic support.

Methods And Results: Standard continuous telemetry and frequent 12-lead electrocardiograms were obtained to determine the effect of intravenous Ibutilide in these patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jce.13835DOI Listing
December 2018
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Survival of in-hospital cardiac arrest in men and women in a large Swedish cohort.

Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2018 Dec 19;26(1):108. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Function of Emergency Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: Cardiac arrest is more common in men than women and a few studies have shown inferior 30-day survival for men than for women. The difference might relate to patient characteristics, intra arrest factors or post arrest care.

Aim: To assess differences in 30-day survival between men and women after an in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13049-018-0576-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6299945PMC
December 2018

Energy-Reduced Arrhythmia Termination Using Global Photostimulation in Optogenetic Murine Hearts.

Front Physiol 2018 27;9:1651. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

RG Biomedical Physics, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany.

Complex spatiotemporal non-linearity as observed during cardiac arrhythmia strongly correlates with vortex-like excitation wavelengths and tissue characteristics. Therefore, the control of arrhythmic patterns requires fundamental understanding of dependencies between onset and perpetuation of arrhythmia and substrate instabilities. Available treatments, such as drug application or high-energy electrical shocks, are discussed for potential side effects resulting in prognosis worsening due to the lack of specificity and spatiotemporal precision. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.01651DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6277892PMC
November 2018

NOAK lika säkert som warfarin vid elektiv elkonvertering - Stora vinster med NOAK för både patienten och verksamheten.

Authors:
Tord Juhlin

Lakartidningen 2018 12 4;115. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Kardiologkliniken - Skånes Universitetssjukhus , Sweden Kardiologkliniken - Skånes Universitetssjukhus Malmö, Sweden.

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December 2018

Neonatal atrial flutter: Three cases and review of the literature.

Turk J Pediatr 2018 ;60(3):306-309

Division of Neonatology, Istanbul Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Yılmaz-Semerci S, Bornaun H, Kurnaz D, Cebeci B, Babayiğit A, Büyükkale G, Çetinkaya M. Neonatal atrial flutter: Three cases and review of the literature. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 306-309. Read More

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http://www.turkishjournalpediatrics.org/doi.php?doi=10.24953
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http://dx.doi.org/10.24953/turkjped.2018.03.011DOI Listing
February 2019
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A description of the self-perceived educational needs of emergency nurses in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Afr J Emerg Med 2018 Sep 5;8(3):84-88. Epub 2018 May 5.

School of Nursing & Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Introduction: Emergency nurses are usually the first to interact with critically ill patients and victims of violence and injuries, and require advanced skills and knowledge to manage such patients. Inadequate training prevents nurses from providing optimal emergency care, and it is important to investigate if there are any skills and competencies lacking in these emergency nurses. We sought to describe the self-perceived educational needs of emergency nurses in Durban, South Africa. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.afjem.2018.03.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6223605PMC
September 2018
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Single Ventilation during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Results in Better Neurological Outcomes in a Porcine Model of Cardiac Arrest.

Yonsei Med J 2018 Dec;59(10):1232-1239

Department of Emergency Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

Purpose: Recent basic life support (BLS) guidelines recommend a 30:2 compression-to-ventilation ratio (CV2) or chest compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CC); however, there are inevitable risks of interruption of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in CV2 and hypoxemia in CC. In this study, we compared the short-term outcomes among CC, CV2, and 30:1 CV ratio (CV1).

Materials And Methods: In total, 42 pigs were randomly assigned to CC, CV1, or CV2 groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3349/ymj.2018.59.10.1232DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6240573PMC
December 2018
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Impact of Automated External Defibrillator as a Recent Innovation for the Resuscitation of Cardiac Arrest Patients in an Urban City of Japan.

J Emerg Trauma Shock 2018 Jul-Sep;11(3):217-220

Department of Acute Critical Care Medicine, Shizuoka Hospital, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan.

Context/aims: We retrospectively analyzed the characteristics of prehospital care for cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) to identify the predictors of a good recovery (GR) among the recent changes in the management of Japanese prehospital care.

Settings And Design: This study was a retrospective medical chart review.

Subjects And Methods: We reviewed the transportation records written by emergency medical technicians and the characteristics of prehospital management of out-of-hospital (oh) CPA described by the Sunto-Izu Fire Department from April 2016 to March 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/JETS.JETS_79_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6182960PMC
November 2018
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Polyglandular endocrine emergency: lessons from a patient, which a book cannot teach.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Nov 8;2018. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, UK.

A 30-year-old woman with polyglandular autoimmune type 2 syndrome was found collapsed at home with a cardiac arrest, which required direct current cardioversion. On admission, she was hypothermic, hypotensive and bradycardic. Initial biochemical investigations were consistent with a pre-renal acute kidney injury, metabolic acidosis and a possible sepsis. Read More

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http://casereports.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/bcr-2018-22650
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-226503DOI Listing
November 2018
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Current Device Therapies for Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention - the ICD, Subcutaneous ICD and Wearable ICD.

Heart Lung Circ 2019 Jan 11;28(1):65-75. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Cardiology, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

Defibrillator technology for sudden cardiac death (SCD) prevention now includes the transvenous implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD), subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD) and wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD). ICD use improves survival in patients who survived previous sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) due to ventricular tachycardia (VT)/ventricular fibrillation (VF), as well as in patients who experienced haemodynamically significant VT. It is also currently indicated for primary prevention in ischaemic/non-ischaemic cardiomyopathies, certain congenital heart disease conditions and inherited channelopathies. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S14439506183192
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2018.09.011DOI Listing
January 2019
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A Suspected Case of Acute Embolic Myocardial Infarction Following Direct-Current Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Nov 2;19:1306-1310. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH, USA.

BACKGROUND Non-atherosclerotic causes of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are uncommon, and there are few case reports of acute myocardial infarction secondary to coronary artery embolism. CASE REPORT A 66-year-old man presented with shortness of breath and leg swelling. Diagnoses of congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation were made. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/AJCR.911469DOI Listing
November 2018
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Can heart rate variability parameters derived by a heart rate monitor differentiate between atrial fibrillation and sinus rhythm?

BMC Vet Res 2018 Oct 25;14(1):320. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Equine Cardioteam, Department of Large Animal Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820, Merelbeke, Belgium.

Background: Heart rate variability (HRV) parameters, and especially RMSSD (root mean squared successive differences in RR interval), could distinguish atrial fibrillation (AF) from sinus rhythm(SR) in horses, as was demonstrated in a previous study. If heart rate monitors (HRM) automatically calculating RMSSD could also distinguish AF from SR, they would be useful for the monitoring of AF recurrence. The objective of the study was to assess whether RMSSD values obtained from a HRM can differentiate AF from SR in horses. Read More

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https://bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12917-
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12917-018-1650-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6203204PMC
October 2018
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Cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator (CRTd) in failing heart patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and treated by glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA) therapy vs. conventional hypoglycemic drugs: arrhythmic burden, hospitalizations for heart failure, and CRTd responders rate.

Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018 10 22;17(1):137. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Department of Medical, Surgical, Neurological, Metabolic and Aging Sciences, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Piazza Miraglia, 2, 80138, Naples, Italy.

Objectives: To evaluate clinical outcomes in patients with diabetes, treated by cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-d), and glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA) in addition to conventional hypoglycemic therapy vs. CRTd patients under conventional hypoglycemic drugs.

Background: Patients with diabetes treated by CRTd experienced an amelioration of functional New York Association Heart class, reduction of hospital admissions, and mortality, in a percentage about 60%. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12933-018-0778-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196445PMC
October 2018
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Termination of Atrial Fibrillation With Epicardial Cooling in the Oblique Sinus.

JACC Clin Electrophysiol 2018 Oct 29;4(10):1362-1368. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study aimed to determine if epicardial cooling could repeatedly terminate induced atrial fibrillation (AF) in a canine heart.

Background: Rapid termination of AF could control symptoms and prevent atrial remodeling; however, defibrillation by internal electrical cardioversion is not tolerable to most patients. Cooling of the epicardium slows atrial conduction and may provide a less painful method to quickly terminate AF. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2405500X183053
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2018.06.016DOI Listing
October 2018
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Preferred learning modalities and practice for critical skills: a global survey of paediatric emergency medicine clinicians.

Emerg Med J 2018 Oct 16. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT), Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To describe senior paediatric emergency clinician perspectives on the optimal frequency of and preferred modalities for practising critical paediatric procedures.

Methods: Multicentre multicountry cross-sectional survey of senior paediatric emergency clinicians working in 96 EDs affiliated with the Pediatric Emergency Research Network.

Results: 1332/2446 (54%) clinicians provided information on suggested frequency of practice and preferred learning modalities for 18 critical procedures. Read More

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http://emj.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/emermed-2017-207384
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2017-207384DOI Listing
October 2018
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Description of a novel RyR2 mutation in a juvenile patient with symptomatic catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in sleep and during exercise: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Oct 9;12(1):298. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Cardiology, Brandenburg Medical School Brandenburg - Theodor Fontane (MHB), University Hospital Brandenburg, Hochstrasse 29, 14470, Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany.

Background: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is an inherited disease presenting with arrhythmic events during physical exercise or emotional stress. If untreated, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is a highly lethal condition: About 80% of affected individuals experience recurrent syncope, and 30% experience cardiac arrest. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is caused by mutations in genes encoding ryanodine receptor type 2 (RyR2) and cardiac calsequestrin (CASQ2). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1825-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6176516PMC
October 2018
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Double Sequential Defibrillation.

Cardiol Clin 2018 Aug;36(3):387-393

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Health San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7736, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA. Electronic address:

Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is the most commonly encountered arrhythmia following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Previous studies have demonstrated early defibrillation and bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation as essential in reducing patient mortality. What remains a clinical concern, however, is the treatment of patients experiencing VF refractory to defibrillation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccl.2018.03.006DOI Listing
August 2018
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Vertebral fracture resulting from cardioversion for atrial fibrillation.

J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2018 Dec 4;53(3):391. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10840-018-0460-xDOI Listing
December 2018
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Sudden death by arrythmia in a 4-year-old boy.

Arch Pediatr 2018 Oct 21;25(7):431-434. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Pediatric Intensive care unit, CHU de Toulouse, Children hospital, 330, avenue Grande-Bretagne, 31059 Toulouse, France. Electronic address:

Cardiac arrhythmia with sudden death is rare in children but mainly due to ventricular tachycardia. In case of pulseless ventricular tachycardia, prehospital treatment is crucial with immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation and external electrical cardioversion. We report the case of pulseless ventricular tachycardia in a child with no past medical history. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arcped.2018.08.007DOI Listing
October 2018
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Real-time feedback, debriefing, and retraining system of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests: a study protocol for a cluster parallel-group randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2018 Sep 20;19(1):510. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Kyoto University Health Service, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan.

Background: The quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel affects patient outcomes after cardiac arrest. A CPR feedback device with an accelerometer mounted on a defibrillator can monitor the motion of the patient's sternum to display and record CPR quality in real time. To evaluate the utility of real-time feedback, debriefing, and retraining using a CPR feedback device outside of the hospital, an open-label, cluster randomized controlled trial will be conducted in five municipalities of Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2852-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6149063PMC
September 2018
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Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator in cardiomyopathies and channelopathies.

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2018 Nov;19(11):633-642

Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padova.

: Cardiomyopathies and channelopathies are heterogeneous disorders that increase the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy is safe and effective for preventing SCD in patients at risk for malignant ventricular arrhythmias. Because of the poor positive predictive value of current risk stratification tools, the majority of patients implanted with an ICD will never receive a life-saving therapy but will be exposed to the risk of complications such as device infection, lead failure and inappropriate therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2459/JCM.0000000000000712DOI Listing
November 2018
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Efficacy and safety of cardioversion with continuous landiolol infusion for atrial tachyarrhythmia in an inflammatory state caused by volvulus in a child with TARP syndrome and postoperative tetralogy of Fallot.

J Arrhythm 2018 Aug 28;34(4):458-461. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Department of Pediatrics Dokkyo Medical University Tochigi Japan.

A 2-year-old boy was diagnosed with TARP syndrome and underwent surgery for tetralogy of Fallot. He developed fever and had an acute abdomen. After 12 hours, atrial tachyarrhythmia (300 beats/min [bpm]) occurred. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joa3.12078DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6111479PMC
August 2018
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Defibrillator Design and Usability May Be Impeding Timely Defibrillation.

Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2018 Sep 3;44(9):536-544. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

Background: Timely defibrillation is the only rhythm-specific therapy proven to increase survival to hospital discharge following cardiac arrest secondary to ventricular tachyarrhythmia. Delayed defibrillation occurs in more than 30% of this population. A study was conducted to test the hypothesis that unintuitive defibrillator design and lack of usability are barriers to timely defibrillation, as measured by time to defibrillation and the proportion of defibrillations delivered within 2 minutes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.01.005DOI Listing
September 2018
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Sacubitril/valsartan or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction patients: a cost-effectiveness analysis.

Authors:
Valerio Zacà

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2018 Oct;19(10):597-605

Arrhythmology Unit, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department, AOU Senese, Siena, Italy.

Aims: The availability of novel drugs might affect the modern interplay between pharmacological and device therapy of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of sacubitril/valsartan as compared with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) on top of optimal medical therapy in patients with HFrEF.

Methods: Data from 2000 adults with demographic and clinical characteristics similar to those in the PARADIGM-HF were derived as inputs for a four-state Markov model simulated HFrEF. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2459/JCM.0000000000000708DOI Listing
October 2018

[One case of elderly patient with extremely severe burn complicated by ventricular tachycardia].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2018 Aug;34(8):564-565

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Beijing Fengtai You' anmen Hospital, Beijing 100069, China.

One elderly patient with extremely severe burn was admitted to our department on 4th August, 2017. The patient suffered multiple sustained ventricular tachycardia from post injury day 2 to 4 due to relatively high input volume during shock stage. Amiodarone could not be given through intravenous injection because of his low blood pressure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1009-2587.2018.08.017DOI Listing
August 2018
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Moving beyond description to intervention to improve self-management knowledge for patients with atrial fibrillation.

Authors:
Pamela J McCabe

Int J Cardiol 2018 12 13;272:225-226. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic PB 3-15, 200 First ST SW, Rochester, MN 55905, United States of America. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.08.037DOI Listing
December 2018

Strategies to manage obstructive sleep apnea to decrease the burden of atrial fibrillation.

Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2018 Oct 3;16(10):707-713. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

a Heart Institute (InCor) , University of Sao Paulo Medical School , Sao Paulo , Brazil.

Introduction: In the last decades, consistent data derived from experimental, epidemiological, and clinical studies pointed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most common sleep disordered breathing worldwide, as a potential risk factor for incidence and recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). Areas covered: This review article describes the impact of OSA on AF and discusses potential strategies for managing OSA in the AF scenario. Expert commentary: Untreated OSA seems to be one important predictor of AF treatment failure after chemical or electrical cardioversion as well as after a successful AF ablation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14779072.2018.1515013DOI Listing
October 2018
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Long-term use of the wearable cardioverter defibrillator in patients with explanted ICD.

Int J Cardiol 2018 Dec 10;272:179-184. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Providence-Providence Park Hospital/Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Southfield, MI, USA.

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) use in protecting patients from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) while they were treated in nonhospital settings until re-implantation of an Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) was feasible. We sought to determine whether the WCD could be successfully utilized long term (≥1 year) after ICD extraction in patients at continued risk of SCD in which ICD re-implantation was not practical.

Background: ICDs have proven to improve mortality in patients for both secondary and primary prevention of SCA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.08.017DOI Listing
December 2018
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Advanced interatrial block predicts atrial fibrillation recurrence across different populations: Learning Bayés syndrome.

Int J Cardiol 2018 12 10;272:221-222. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Department of Cardiology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2V7, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.08.025DOI Listing
December 2018

Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation: An analysis of Italian clinical practice and its evolution.

Int J Cardiol 2018 Dec 31;272:162-167. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Second Cardiology Division, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Department, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

Background: The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) is a relatively novel alternative to the transvenous ICD for the treatment of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, and is currently used in the clinical practice of several centers. The aim of this analysis was to describe current Italian practice regarding S-ICD implantation and its evolution over the years.

Methods: We analyzed 607 consecutive patients (78% male, 48 ± 16 years) who underwent S-ICD implantation in 39 Italian centers from 2013 to 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.07.139DOI Listing
December 2018
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Editorial: Automating subcutaneous ICD screening and future sensing refinements.

Authors:
P D Lambiase

Int J Cardiol 2018 12 2;272:215-216. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science & Barts Heart Centre, Room 3.20, Rayne Institute, 5 University Street, London WC1E 6JF, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.07.144DOI Listing
December 2018

Prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillators for primary prevention: From implantation to heart transplantation.

Arch Cardiovasc Dis 2018 Dec 2;111(12):758-765. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Paris Descartes University, 75006 Paris, France.

Background: The frequency, characteristics and outcomes of primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients who eventually undergo heart transplantation (HT) during follow-up have not been well described.

Aims: In a cohort of patients with heart failure implanted with an ICD for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death, to identify those at high risk of subsequent HT and evaluate ICD usefulness.

Methods: Between 2002 and 2012, 5539 patients received a primary prevention ICD across 12 centers, and were enrolled in the DAI-PP programme, including 5427 with full HT information available. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acvd.2018.05.004DOI Listing
December 2018
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Advanced interatrial block is an electrocardiographic marker for recurrence of atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion.

Int J Cardiol 2018 Dec 29;272:113-117. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Early recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) is common following a successful electrical cardioversion (ECV). The purpose of this study was to investigate the hypothesis that AF recurrence is related to atrial electrical inhomogeneity, which may influence the P wave characteristics.

Methods: Two hundred ninety-one consecutive persistent AF patients who underwent ECV were enrolled, and evaluated for AF recurrences one month after the ECV. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.07.135DOI Listing
December 2018
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Safety and Effectiveness of Medical Device Therapy.

Adv Exp Med Biol 2018;1065:107-121

Division of Applied Regulatory Science, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, USA.

When enough females and males are enrolled in clinical trials, much more relevant information is available on potential sex differences in device safety and effectiveness. Unfortunately, females have largely been underrepresented in clinical studies of cardiac medical device therapies for heart failure. In this chapter, sex differences in heart failure characteristics and cardiac electrophysiology and their influence on the safety, effectiveness, and application of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), subcutaneous ICDs (S-ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) will be discussed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77932-4_7DOI Listing
March 2019
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Impairment of Quality of Life among Patients with Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy (LifeVest®): A Preliminary Study.

Biomed Res Int 2018 27;2018:6028494. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Department of Cardiology, Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I, University Hospital Munich, Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany.

Background: Wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) therapy is feasible and safe in patients as a transient protection against sudden cardiac death (SCD). However, the impact of WCD therapy on quality of life (QoL) has not been studied.

Methods: In our single-centre study, 109 consecutive patients with a prescription of WCD were retrospectively analysed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6040298PMC
January 2019
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Heartbeat: Do public access defibrillators save lives?

Heart 2018 08;104(16):1309-1310

Division of Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313782DOI Listing
August 2018
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Effectiveness and usability of an online tailored education platform for atrial fibrillation patients undergoing a direct current cardioversion or pulmonary vein isolation.

Int J Cardiol 2018 Dec 17;272:123-129. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, Hasselt University, Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium; Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650 Edegem, Belgium.

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) care should strive for more informed, involved and empowered patients. However, few effective educational programs are available. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an online tailored education platform to inform AF patients undergoing a direct current cardioversion (DCC) or a pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.07.065DOI Listing
December 2018

[Ultrasonic monitoring of carotid blood flow in interposed abdominal pulling-pressing cardiopulmonary resuscitation].

Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue 2018 Jul;30(7):691-694

Department of Emergency, Shijingshan Teaching Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing 100043, China. Corresponding author: Zhang Hong, Email:

Objective: To explore the difference in ultrasonic monitoring in carotid blood flow, resuscitation effects and prognosis between interposed abdominal pulling-pressing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (IAPP-CPR) and standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation (STD-CPR).

Methods: Seventy-five cardiac arrest (CA) patients admitted to emergency department of Shijingshan Teaching Hospital of Capital Medical University from June 2015 to December 2017 were enrolled. The patients were divided into STD-CPR group and IAPP-CPR group according to the treatment orders of them and the desire of relatives. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-4352.2018.07.015DOI Listing
July 2018
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An analysis of the relationship between the applied medical rescue actions and the return of spontaneous circulation in adults with out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Jul;97(30):e11607

Department of Emergency Medical Service, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a significant medical and social issue, the main cause of death in Europe and the United States.The aim of the research was to evaluate the effectiveness of emergency medical procedures applied by emergency medical teams in prehospital care in the context of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).The case-control study was based on the medical documentation of the Rescue Service in Katowice (responsible for monitoring 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000011607DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6078650PMC
July 2018
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Do we need the wearable cardioverter-defibrillator (WCD)?

Authors:
Helmut U Klein

Int J Cardiol 2018 10;268:151-152

University of Rochester Medical Center, Heart Research Follow up Program, Box 653, 265 Crittenden Blvd., Rochester, NY 14620, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.05.042DOI Listing
October 2018

Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in cardioversions: The past, the present and the future.

Authors:
Daniel Caldeira

Int J Cardiol 2018 10;268:149-150

Laboratório de Farmacologia Clínica e Terapêutica, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Professor Egas Moniz, 1649-028 Lisboa, Portugal; Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Professor Egas Moniz, 1649-028 Lisboa, Portugal; Centro Cardiovascular da Universidade de Lisboa - CCUL, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Professor Egas Moniz, 1649-028 Lisboa, Portugal. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.05.009DOI Listing
October 2018
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