- Emergency department visits for paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in Saudi Arabia. [Journal Article]
- SJSaudi J Anaesth 2018 Oct-Dec; 12(4):521-528
- CONCLUSIONS: Differences in adenosine sensitivity among PSVT patients were independent of demographic, past medical history, and clinical features of PSVT patients. Thus, the difference in adenosine response among groups may be attributed to the heterozygosity in conducting pathways. The first bolus of adenosine had high sensitivity and specificity, compared to the second bolus, and their optimal levels were predictable by HR deceleration.
- Head Down Deep Breathing for Cardioversion of Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia. [Journal Article]
- CRCase Rep Emerg Med 2018; 2018:1387207
- The first-line recommended treatment for stable paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is the use of vagal maneuvers. Often the Valsalva maneuver is conducted. We describe two patients who co...
The first-line recommended treatment for stable paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is the use of vagal maneuvers. Often the Valsalva maneuver is conducted. We describe two patients who converted to sinus rhythm without complications, using a head down deep breathing (HDDB) technique.
- Successful treatment for various arrhythmias in an older patient treated with pilsicainide for paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. [Letter]
- GGGeriatr Gerontol Int 2018; 18(10):1520-1521
- Variation of the PR interval for confirming ventricular pre-excitation on a 12-lead ECG. [Journal Article]
- OMOxf Med Case Reports 2018; 2018(10):omy064
- We present the case of a 14-year-old female patient with recurrent episodes of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). Her ECG showed a PR interval of 160 ms in lead II, and a delta wave patt...
We present the case of a 14-year-old female patient with recurrent episodes of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). Her ECG showed a PR interval of 160 ms in lead II, and a delta wave pattern in leads V2 and V3, with a normal QRS interval of 100 ms. We analyzed the three criteria for confirmation of minimal pre-excitation: (i) absence of a Q wave in V6; (ii) presence of an R wave in V1 and (iii) absence of an R wave in avR. The 3 criteria were not met and failed to establish a diagnosis of ventricular pre-excitation. The electrophysiological study confirmed the presence of a left accessory pathway. A new criterion was analyzed: the variation of the PR interval on the same ECG. A difference of >30 ms was successful to confirm the presence of an accessory pathway before ablation and its absence after catheter ablation.
- Completely nonfluoroscopic catheter ablation of left atrial arrhythmias and ventricular tachycardia. [Journal Article]
- JCJ Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2018 Sep 11
- CONCLUSIONS: NFA of most complex arrhythmias (persistent AF, LA flutter, and structural VT) is feasible, with a modest learning curve and no increase in procedural times.
- Hospitalization rate of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in Sweden. [Journal Article]
- AMAnn Med 2018 Oct 15; :1-9
- CONCLUSIONS: This study showed a slight preponderance for females and stable hospitalization rate of PSVT over time; the hospitalization rate increased with age. A high proportion of PSVT patients had no comorbidities. They were affected at a younger age than patients with comorbidities, which suggests an inherent predisposition. Key messages This study represents the first extensive and nationwide hospitalization study of PSVT. Hospitalization is highest in old age but a bimodal pattern was observed with a small peak in the first years of life. Patients with lone PSVT are younger than those with comorbidities; which suggests an inherent predisposition.
- The coexistence of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) and atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). [Journal Article]
- TJTurk J Emerg Med 2018; 18(3):131-133
- Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is the most common type of reentrant paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia that occurs in the presence of dual AV nodal physiology. Wolff-Parkin...
Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is the most common type of reentrant paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia that occurs in the presence of dual AV nodal physiology. Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is another type of supraventricular tachycardia characterized by short PR intervals, delta waves and wide QRS complexes on the surface electrocardiogram (ECG), reflecting atrioventricular pre-excitation. Uncommonly, AV nodal reentry and accessory pathways can coexist. In this case report, we present a patient who had frequent episodes of palpitation and syncope and recently presented to the emergency department (ED) with the complaint of dizziness. We performed successful radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of mitral annulus posterolateral accessory pathway and AVNRT which was the cause of the second tachycardia induced during the same session.
- [Efficacy and safety of three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping system for catheter ablation of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in children]. [Journal Article]
- ZXZhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi 2018 Aug 24; 46(8):617-621
- Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping system for catheter ablation of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardiain (PSVT) children. Methods: Cli...
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping system for catheter ablation of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardiain (PSVT) children. Methods: Clinical data from 187 children with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation in our department between January 2012 and April 2016 were analyzed. Among the patients, 91 cases were treated with traditional two-dimensional X-ray radiofrequency ablation, 96 cases were treated with radiofrequency ablation guided by three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping system. Postoperative electrocardiogram and echocardiography follow-up was performed at 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months. The success rate, recurrence rate, complication rate, operation time and amount of X-ray exposure were compared between the two groups. Kaplan-Meier survival curve was used to analyze the PSVT-free survival rate of the patients between the 2 groups. Results: The mean follow-up time was (739±92) days. The success rate (95.8%(92/96) vs. 94.5%(86/91), P=0.912), recurrence rate (5.4%(5/92) vs. 4.7%(4/86), P=0.807), complication rate (4.2%(4/96) vs. 5.5%(5/91), P=0.379), operation time ((73±31)min vs. (79±36)min, P=0.124) were similar between the two groups. However, X-ray exposure time ((8.1±2.9)min vs. (21.3±8.4)min, P=0.026), amount of X-ray ((23±11)mGy vs. (58±23)mGy, P=0.013) were significantly lower in the three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping system group than in the traditional two-dimensional X-ray radio frequency ablation group. PSVT-free survival rate was similar between the two groups (χ(2)=0.060, P=0.807) . Conclusion: Three-dimensional electroanatomical mapping system is safe and effective for radiofrequency ablation of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in children, and can significantly reduce the amount of radiation as compared to the traditional two-dimensional X-ray radiofrequency ablation.
- The heart in m.3243A>G carriers. [Review]
- HERZHerz 2018 Aug 20
- CONCLUSIONS: Cardiac involvement in m.3243A>G carriers has been only rarely systematically studied, which is perhaps why the incidence of cardiac diseases in MELAS is lower than would be expected. Myocardial abnormalities are much more frequent than arrhythmias or conduction defects. All symptomatic and asymptomatic m.3243A>G carriers should be systematically investigated for cardiac disease.
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- Continuous monitoring after second-generation cryoballoon ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices. [Journal Article]
- HRHeart Rhythm 2018 Aug 18
- CONCLUSIONS: Although this is a selected group of patients with a preexisting CIED, continuous monitoring showed freedom from AF in 83.3% of patients post-CBA after 1 year and 75.93% after 3 years of follow-up.