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Diagnostic utility of real-time smartphone ECG in the initial investigation of palpitations

March 2018 doi:10.5837/bjc.2018.006

Diagnostic utility of real-time smartphone ECG in the initial investigation of palpitations

Anthony D Dimarco, Eunice N Onwordi, Conrad F Murphy, Emma J Walters, Lorraine Willis, Nicola J Mullan, Nicholas S Peters, Mark A Tanner

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Heart rate monitors and fitness trackers: friend or foe?

October 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:137–41 doi:10.5837/bjc.2017.025 Online First

Heart rate monitors and fitness trackers: friend or foe?

Edward Doris, Iain Matthews, Honey Thomas

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June 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:61

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BJCardio Staff

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Nanoparticles, inhaled from sources such as vehicle exhausts, have been shown to cross from the lungs into the blood stream. They can then accumulate in areas susceptible to heart problems, according to research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation.  Previous studies have identified a correlation but not a causal link between nanoparticles and strokes or cardiovascular disease. It is not currently possible to measure environmental nanoparticles in the blood. So, researchers from the University of Edinburgh, and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands, used a variety of specialist techniques to t

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Syncope in a patient with cardiac sarcoidosis

July 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:(3) doi:10.5837/bjc.2015.027 Online First

Syncope in a patient with cardiac sarcoidosis

Khwaja Nizamuddin, Farhan Shahid, Richard P W Cowell

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Introduction Cardiac sarcoidosis can present in a broad spectrum of entities ranging from a benign condition, which is diagnosed incidentally, to a potentially serious disease leading to sudden cardiac death, which only becomes apparent at autopsy, as is the case in 5% of the affected population.1 Due to its subtle, but also sometimes fatal presentation, cardiac sarcoid is hugely underdiagnosed, and awareness of such cases should be brought to light whenever possible. This case report highlights the importance of being aware of the potential presentations of cardiac involvement in patients with sarcoidosis and the general investigations and m

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The efficacy of a smartphone ECG application for cardiac screening in an unselected island population

March 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:31–3 doi:10.5837/bjc.2015.009

The efficacy of a smartphone ECG application for cardiac screening in an unselected island population

Pierre Le Page, Hamish MacLachlan, Lisa Anderson, Lee-Ann Penn, Angela Moss, Andrew R J Mitchell; from the Jersey International Centre for Advanced Studies

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March 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:94–6

Brady/tachyarrhythmia preceding the diagnosis of cardiac sarcoid

Henry Oluwasefunmi Savage, Sheel Patel, Jonathan Lyne, Tom Wong

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Case report A 51-year-old Asian woman presented with intermittent presyncope and profound breathlessness. She had no significant past medical history of note and was not receiving any regular medication. A resting 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed a second-degree atrioventricular block. She subsequently underwent insertion of a dual-chamber permanent pacemaker. Further investigations at that time revealed unobstructed coronary arteries on angiography and normal ventricular function on transthoracic echocardiography. Figure 1. 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) demonstrates ventricular tachycardia of varying morphology Her symptoms initial

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Experience of temporary transvenous pacing in a District General Hospital

February 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:32–3

Experience of temporary transvenous pacing in a District General Hospital

Anthony J Barron, Richard Grocott-Mason, Simon W Dubrey

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Introduction Temporary transvenous pacing (TTVP) has been used to treat life-threatening bradycardic, and tachycardic emergencies for 50 years. We present a retrospective analysis of TTVP in an outer London hospital between July 2003 and March 2009. Results The results from 51 patients, undergoing a total of 58 procedures were identified. The mean age was 77 years. Almost two-thirds (62%) of all procedures were performed within working hours. The majority (74%) were performed within four hours of an identified indication. Of the patients delayed up to four hours, half were maintained on external pacing. Table 1. Acute complications of tempora

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November 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:281–2

Goodbye to electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation?

David A Fitzmaurice

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The evidence The utility of cardioversion was originally explored in the Atrial Fibrillation Follow-up Investigation of Rhythm Management (AFFIRM) study,2 which recruited over 4,000 patients aged 65 and over with atrial fibrillation and one additional risk factor for stroke. Patients were randomised to either rhythm control, using electrical cardioversion and medication as necessary, or to rate control using drugs, such as beta blockers or digoxin. To the surprise of the investigators the primary outcome, mortality, was worse in the rhythm control group, as were secondary outcomes such as hospitalisation and serious arrhythmias. Importantly,

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May 2004 Br J Cardiol 2004;11:224-8

Bradycardia and tachycardia occurring in older people: investigations and management

Colin Berry, Andrew C Rankin, Adrian JB Brady

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January 2004 Br J Cardiol 2004;11:61-4

Bradycardia and tachycardia occurring in older people: an introduction

Colin Berry, Andrew C Rankin, Adrian JB Brady

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