208 results match your criteria Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia


Frequent inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy was determined to be dual atrioventricular nodal non-reentrant tachycardia: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Apr;100(14):e25370

Department of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China.

Rationale: Dual atrioventricular node non-reentrant tachycardia (DAVNNRT) is a rare arrhythmia. We present a case of inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy caused by DAVNNRT. DAVNNRT is easily misdiagnosed as atrial fibrillation and is often identified as ventricular tachycardia (VT) by the supraventricular tachycardia-ventricular tachycardia (SVT-VT) discriminator of the ICD. Read More

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Association between electrocardiographic features and mortality in COVID-19 patients.

Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 2021 Mar 19:e12833. Epub 2021 Mar 19.

East Atlanta Cardiology, Decatur, GA, USA.

Background: Cardiovascular events have been reported in the setting of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19). It has been hypothesized that systemic inflammation may aggravate arrhythmias or trigger new-onset conduction abnormalities. However, the specific type and distribution of electrocardiographic disturbances in COVID-19 as well as their influence on mortality remain to be fully characterized. Read More

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Delayed diagnosis of dilated thyrotoxic cardiomyopathy with coexistent multifocal atrial tachycardia: a case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2021 Mar 4;21(1):124. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Narita-Tomisato Tokushukai Hospital, 1-1-1 Hiyoshidai, Tomisato, Chiba, 286-0201, Japan.

Background: Thyroid storm (TS) is a rare but potentially life-threatening sequelae of untreated or undertreated hyperthyroidism. While TS frequently causes high-output heart failure, low-output heart failure related to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is extremely rare. Tachycardia is a common clinical presentation of TS, and β1-selective blockers are the first-line agents for treating TS-associated tachycardia. Read More

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Arrhythmias in Neonates and Infants at a Tertiary Care Center.

Cureus 2021 Jan 22;13(1):e12861. Epub 2021 Jan 22.

Cardiology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, LBN.

Background Limited data about arrhythmias in neonates and infants are coming out from the Middle East. Objectives To evaluate different types of arrhythmias in neonates and infants at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), a tertiary care center in Lebanon, with the focus on the nature of arrhythmia, treatment modalities and relation to surgery. Methods Data were collected retrospectively from the hospital records. Read More

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January 2021

Atrial fibrillation in preterm neonates: A case study.

J Electrocardiol 2021 Mar-Apr;65:66-68. Epub 2021 Jan 26.

Department of Obstetrics, Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Hubei Province, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. Electronic address:

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is rarely found in newborns and infants. It is usually associated with some underlying diseases and presents as tachyarrhythmia. Here, we describe a case of AF in a preterm neonate. Read More

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January 2021

Final-year nursing students' foundational knowledge and self-assessed confidence in interpreting cardiac arrhythmias: A cross-sectional study.

Nurse Educ Today 2021 Feb 5;97:104699. Epub 2020 Dec 5.

School of Health and Human Sciences, Gold Coast Campus, Southern Cross University, Bilinga, QLD 4225, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Graduating nurses should possess knowledge and understanding of cardiac arrhythmia interpretation, so they can assess abnormal and life-threatening arrhythmias. However, literature around nursing students' foundational knowledge in cardiac arrhythmia interpretation remains scarce.

Objectives: To examine final-year nursing students' foundational knowledge and self-assessed confidence in interpreting cardiac arrhythmias. Read More

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February 2021

Treatment of multifocal atrial tachycardia with aprindine.

Pediatr Int 2020 07 24;62(7):869-870. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

Department of Pediatrics, Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daini Hospital, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.

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Ivabradine as a stabilising anti-arrhythmic agent for multifocal atrial tachycardia.

Cardiol Young 2020 Jun;30(6):899-902

Children's Heart Center, Inova Children's Hospital, Fairfax, VA, USA.

Multifocal atrial tachycardia has certain electrocardiographic similarities to atrial fibrillation. The mechanism of atrial fibrillation is heterogenous but in some cases may arise from a single ectopic driver with fibrillatory conduction to the rest of the atria. This has led to the speculation that multifocal atrial tachycardia may have a similar mechanistic unifocal site that disperses through the atrium in a fibrillatory pattern. Read More

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A case of desmoplakin mutation and delayed arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia after atrial septal defect closure.

J Cardiol Cases 2019 Apr 6;19(4):111-114. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Cardiology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) is a slow-developing cardiomyopathy characterized by ventricular arrhythmias and fibrofatty replacement of the right ventricular (RV) myocardium. Its clinical diagnosis is challenging because of its variable clinical presentation and low genetic penetrance. We describe the case of a 67-year-old man who was diagnosed as having ARVC/D with a desmoplakin mutation that appeared after occlusion of an atrial septal defect (ASD). Read More

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Use of whole exome sequencing in the NICU: Case of an extremely low birth weight infant with syndromic features.

Mol Cell Probes 2019 06 15;45:89-93. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

University of Cologne, Medical Faculty and University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Germany; University of Cologne, Medical Faculty, Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC), Germany. Electronic address:

Single gene (Mendelian) disorders are one of the leading causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality. However, in the setting of preterm birth phenotypic features of genetic diseases are often undifferentiated and are clinically very difficult to interpret based on the wide range of differential diagnoses. We report an extremely low birth weight infant (ELBW) born prematurely at 23 + 0 gestational weeks after twin pregnancy with a novel clinical manifestation with persistent hyperglycaemia as well as the known manifestations of disease-associated hypokinesia, renal salt wasting, and multifocal atrial tachycardia. Read More

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Risk of cardiac arrhythmias after electrical accident: a single-center study of 480 patients.

Clin Res Cardiol 2019 Aug 15;108(8):901-908. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Centre, Városmajor u. 68, Budapest, 1122, Hungary.

Objective: Patients with electrical injury are considered to be at high risk of cardiac arrhythmias. Due to the small number of studies, there is no widely accepted guideline regarding the risk assessment and management of arrhythmic complications after electrical accident (EA). Our retrospective observational study was designed to determine the prevalence of ECG abnormalities and cardiac arrhythmias after EA, to evaluate the predictive value of cardiac biomarkers for this condition and to assess in-hospital and 30-day mortality. Read More

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Role of Electrocardiographic Manifestations in Admission Decision in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation.

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2019 Feb;29(2):109-114

Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey.

Objective: To determine the ECG manifestations of COPD exacerbations and their roles in the decision making process in admission.

Study Design: A descriptive cross-sectional study.

Place And Duration Of Study: Emergency Department (ED) of Kocaeli University, Turkey, from November 2016 to December 2017. Read More

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February 2019

Radiofrequency catheter ablation for drug-refractory atrial tachyarrhythmias in a patient with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: A case report.

J Cardiol Cases 2019 Jan 6;19(1):36-39. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.

Patients with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) frequently have atrial arrhythmias, such as atrial tachycardia (AT) and fibrillation (AF), in addition to the ventricular tachyarrhythmias. The development of AT/AF in patients with CPVT is associated with adverse outcomes, and its management is still challenging. A 43-year-old woman with CPVT underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for drug-refractory AT/AF. Read More

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January 2019

Combined flecainide and sotalol therapy for multifocal atrial tachycardia in cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome.

Pediatr Int 2018 Nov;60(11):1036-1037

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Okinawa Children's Medical Center, Okinawa, Japan.

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November 2018

Nonreentrant atrial tachycardia occurs independently of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in RASopathy patients.

Am J Med Genet A 2018 08 28;176(8):1711-1722. Epub 2018 Jul 28.

Genetics Unit, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, Massachusetts.

Multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT) has a well-known association with Costello syndrome, but is rarely described with related RAS/MAPK pathway disorders (RASopathies). We report 11 patients with RASopathies (Costello, Noonan, and Noonan syndrome with multiple lentigines [formerly LEOPARD syndrome]) and nonreentrant atrial tachycardias (MAT and ectopic atrial tachycardia) demonstrating overlap in cardiac arrhythmia phenotype. Similar overlap is seen in RASopathies with respect to skeletal, musculoskeletal and cutaneous abnormalities, dysmorphic facial features, and neurodevelopmental deficits. Read More

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Rapid and effective response of the R222Q SCN5A to quinidine treatment in a patient with Purkinje-related ventricular arrhythmia and familial dilated cardiomyopathy: a case report.

BMC Med Genet 2018 06 5;19(1):94. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Department of Arrhythmia, Institute of Cardiology, ul. Alpejska 42, 04-628, Warszawa, Poland.

Background: Mutations of the SCN5A gene are reported in 2-4% of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In such cases, DCM is associated with different rhythm disturbances such as the multifocal ectopic Purkinje-related premature contractions and atrial fibrillation. Arrhythmia often occurs at a young age and is the first symptom of heart disease. Read More

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Clinical Implication of Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia in Children for Pediatric Cardiologist.

Authors:
June Huh

Korean Circ J 2018 02;48(2):173-175

Department of Pediatrics, Heart Vascular Stroke Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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February 2018

The Complexity of Pediatric Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia and Its Prognostic Factors.

Korean Circ J 2018 Feb;48(2):148-158

Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Background And Objectives: Multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT), in general, has a favorable outcome. However, there are insufficient data regarding MAT in a pediatric population. This study sought to determine the clinical course of MAT and identify potential prognostic factors. Read More

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February 2018

A hol(e)y predicament.

Respirol Case Rep 2017 07 20;5(4):e00237. Epub 2017 Apr 20.

Department of Cardiovascular Disease Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Royal Oak Michigan USA.

Endocardial cushion defects are congenital abnormalities that result in valvular dysfunction as well as defects (or "holes") in the septa of the heart. They are typically diagnosed in early infancy; presentation late in life is rare. We present the case of a 72-year-old female admitted to the hospital with dyspnoea and palpitations. Read More

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Nationwide experience of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia caused by RyR2 mutations.

Heart 2017 06 25;103(12):901-909. Epub 2017 Feb 25.

Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Objective: The aim of this study was to characterise disease penetrance, course of disease and use of antiarrhythmic medication and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy in a Danish nationwide cohort of patients with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) due to mutations in the ryanodine receptor-2 () gene.

Methods: The study population was identified through the national hereditary heart disease database (Progeny). The study population was divided into three groups: probands, symptomatic and asymptomatic relatives. Read More

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[Perinatal Presentation and Complicated Course of a Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia].

Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol 2016 Dec 10;220(6):265-268. Epub 2016 Oct 10.

Kinderklinik und Poliklinik, Universitatsklinikum Würzburg, Würzburg.

We report a male newborn who became symptomatic with supraventricular tachycardia on the first day of life. Neither adenosine nor electric cardioversion could terminate the tachycardia, therefore intravenous esmolol (β-receptor blocker) was initiated. Inspite of subsequent administration of various antiarrhythmic medications in increasingly higher doses, repeated supraventricular tachycardic episodes occurred. Read More

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December 2016

Dofetilide in Overdose: A Case Series from Poison Center Data.

Cardiovasc Toxicol 2017 07;17(3):368-371

Division of Clinical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, VCU Medical Center, 1250 E. Marshall Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA, 23298, USA.

Dofetilide is a class III antiarrhythmic used for treating atrial dysrhythmias. Though its adverse effects are well described in routine use, very little is known about dofetilide toxicity in overdose. This is a retrospective case series of consecutive patients reported to our poison center after dofetilide overdose. Read More

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Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum in a child with atrial tachycardia.

Pediatr Int 2016 Jun;58(6):523-525

Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Ankara University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.

A 13-year-old girl who had been on home parenteral nutrition for 6 months has been presented with multifocal atrial tachycardia and atrial fibrillation. Echocardiography and multislice computed tomography showed fat accumulation on the interatrial septum. Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum has never been reported in children. Read More

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ECG Case of the Month: IRREGULARLY IRREGULAR CARDIAC RHYTHM IN AN 87-YEAR-OLD WOMAN. MULTIFOCAL ATRIAL TACHYCARDIA; RIGHT BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK.

J La State Med Soc 2016 Jan-Feb;168(1):27-8. Epub 2016 Feb 15.

Dr Chen is a graduate of the Cardiology Fellowship Program at LSUHSC New Orleans and currently doing an imagining fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Diagnosis: Multifocal atrial tachycardia; right bundle branch block. The rhythm is totally irregular at a rate of 103 beats/min and originally was read as atrial fibrillation. Close examination, however, reveals a P wave before each QRS and ≥ 3 different P- wave morphologies with no dominant morphology. Read More

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Arrhythmias Seen in Baseline 24-Hour Holter ECG Recordings in Healthy Normal Volunteers During Phase 1 Clinical Trials.

J Clin Pharmacol 2016 07 11;56(7):885-93. Epub 2016 Jan 11.

Quintiles Cardiac Safety Services, Mumbai, India.

Regulatory agencies encourage sponsors to submit 24-hour ambulatory ECG data for assessing cardiac safety of new drugs, and some arrhythmias, hitherto considered rare, have been observed in some early-phase studies. Interpretation of these observations is difficult given the dearth of published data on the prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias seen during 24-hour continuous ECG monitoring in healthy volunteers (HV) from clinical trials. We analyzed drug-free ambulatory ECG recordings from 1273 HV (1000 males, 273 females; age 18-65 years) from 22 phase 1 studies that were analyzed in a core ECG laboratory; all subjects had normal screening ECGs. Read More

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