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Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30242552/lessons-learned-in-attempting-catheter-based-interatrial-electrical-disconnection-for-nonpharmacologic-rate-control-of-atrial-fibrillation-or-flutter
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José Luis Ibáñez, Alicia Ibáñez, Teresa Barrio, Mercedes Ortiz, Raquel Ajo, Eduardo Castellanos, Santiago Heras, Thomas Brouzet, Jessica Sánchez, María Ajo, Enrique Garcia, Juan Gabriel Martínez, Francisco Sogorb, Jesús Almendral
PURPOSE: Ablation of atrioventricular (AV) conduction and pacemaker implantation is the therapy of last resort for symptomatic atrial tachyarrythmias when rhythm and rate control fail, but is far from ideal. To evaluate whether interatrial electrical disconnection as a result of catheter ablation is feasible and of potential clinical utility as a means of non-pharmacological heart rate control. METHODS: Eleven patients with medically refractory atrial fibrillation or left atrial flutter and symptomatic rapid ventricular response were included...
September 21, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30232688/predicting-factors-of-transmural-thermal-injury-after-cryoballoon-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Takashi Kaneshiro, Naoko Hijioka, Minoru Nodera, Shinya Yamada, Masashi Kamioka, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Hiroshi Ohkawara, Takuto Hikichi, Hitoshi Suzuki, Yasuchika Takeishi
PURPOSE: Transmural thermal injury (TTI), such as esophageal erosion/ulcer and periesophageal nerve injury leading to gastric hypomotility, is not rare complications associated with pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). However, the mechanism and predicting factors of TTI have not yet been fully elucidated with second-generation cryoballoon (CB) PVI. METHODS: One hundred ten consecutive patients, who underwent CB PVI for atrial fibrillation and received esophagogastroduodenoscopy 2 days later, were investigated...
September 19, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30232687/feasibility-and-safety-of-percutaneous-epicardial-access-for-mapping-and-ablation-for-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-patients-on-oral-anticoagulants
#3
Koji Miyamoto, Ammar M Killu, Danesh K Kella, David O Hodge, Suraj Kapa, Siva K Mulpuru, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Douglas L Packer, Samuel J Asirvatham, Thomas M Munger, Paul A Friedman
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the risk of procedure-related complications of percutaneous epicardial access (EpiAcc) for radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in patients chronically treated oral anticoagulants (OACs) with warfarin compared to those not on OACs. METHODS: We analyzed 205 patients (53 ± 16 years, 155 males) undergoing percutaneous EpiAcc as part of an RFA for VAs, and compared the outcome between patients chronically on OACs with warfarin (OAC group) and those without (non-OAC group)...
September 19, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30232686/novel-approach-to-discriminate-left-bundle-branch-block-from-nonspecific-intraventricular-conduction-delay-using-pacing-induced-functional-left-bundle-branch-block
#4
Eberhard P Scholz, Patrick Fischer, Patrick Lugenbiel, Panagiotis Xynogalos, Patrick A Schweizer, Daniel Scherer, Dierk Thomas, Hugo A Katus, Edgar Zitron
PURPOSE: Left bundle branch block (LBBB) has a predictive value for response to cardiac resynchronization therapy as reported by Zareba et al. (Circulation 123(10):1061-1072, 2011). However, based on ECG criteria, the discrimination between complete LBBB and nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay is challenging. We tested the hypothesis that discrimination can be performed using standard electrophysiological catheters and a simple stimulation protocol. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients were analyzed retrospectively...
September 19, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30229406/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-with-nonfluoroscopic-catheter-visualization-a-prospective-randomized-comparison
#5
Sascha Rolf, Katharina Schoene, Simon Kircher, Boris Dinov, Livio Bertagnolli, Andreas Bollmann, Sergio Richter, Arash Arya, Gerhard Hindricks, Philipp Sommer
PURPOSE: The application of a novel platform for nonfluoroscopic catheter sensor tracking within pre-recorded x-ray loops in the context of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) demonstrated significant potential for reduction of fluoroscopy. We sought to provide the first prospective randomized comparison of fluoroscopy needs, procedure times, and complications in AF catheter ablation with or without additional use of nonfluoroscopic catheter visualization (NFCV). METHODS: Patients with AF were randomized into two groups before scheduled radiofrequency ablation: (1) using established mapping systems and fluoroscopy as needed (CONV group) or (2) with additional NFCV (NFCV group)...
September 18, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30229405/single-and-dual-coil-shock-efficacy-and-predictors-of-shock-failure-in-patients-with-modern-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-a-single-center-paired-randomized-study
#6
Jacob Moesgaard Larsen, Finn P Heath, Sam Riahi, Katja Holm, Martin B Johansen, Søren P Hjortshøj, Anna M Thøgersen
PURPOSE: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) can treat life-threatening tachyarrhythmia with high-voltage shocks. The aims were to compare the efficacy of single and dual coil shock vectors in modern ICDs and to identify predictors of shock failure. METHODS: This is a single-center paired randomized study including 216 patients with mixed indications and ICDs from four manufacturers. All patients underwent two implant defibrillation tests using single and dual coil vectors with the test order randomized...
September 18, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30225533/left-atrial-appendage-beyond-being-a-thrombus-spreading-tiger
#7
EDITORIAL
Clemens Jilek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 17, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30218237/conscious-sedation-during-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-using-the-intermuscular-technique
#8
Elif Kaya, Rolf Alexander Jánosi, Obayda Azizy, Reza Wakili, Tienush Rassaf
BACKGROUND: The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) system is an established therapy for the prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and an alternative to a transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system in selected patients. S-ICDs are usually implanted under general anesthesia. The purpose of the present study was to describe the technical feasibility and safety of local anesthesia with conscious sedation as an alternative to general anesthesia during S-ICD implantation using the intermuscular technique...
September 14, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30218236/ineffective-appropriate-shocks-in-coronary-artery-spasm-disease-when-defibrillation-is-not-enough
#9
Juan Benezet-Mazuecos, José Antonio Iglesias, José Manuel Rubio, Pepa Sanchez-Borque, Angel Miracle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30187249/correction-to-iatrogenic-atrial-septal-defect-reassurance-or-inquisitiveness
#10
Niyada Naksuk, Samuel J Asirvatham
The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The presentation of reference 1 was incorrect. The correct information is given below.
September 5, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30187250/eligibility-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-patients-for-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
#11
Massimo Giammaria, Maria Teresa Lucciola, Claudia Amellone, Fabrizio Orlando, Giuseppe Mazzone, Sara Chiarenza, Mariolina Lovecchio, Sergio Valsecchi
BACKGROUND: Before subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) implantation, the adequacy of sensing is required to be verified through surface ECG screening. Our objective was to determine whether S-ICD can be considered as a supplementary therapy in patients who are receiving biventricular (BIV) pacing. METHODS: We evaluated 48 patients with BIV devices to determine S-ICD candidacy during BIV, left ventricular (LV), right ventricular (RV) pacing, and intrinsic conduction (left bundle branch block-LBBB) by using an automated screening tool...
September 4, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30128801/clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-receiving-amiodarone-on-noacs-vs-warfarin
#12
Ricardo Avendano, Jorge Romero, Florentino Lupercio, Juan Carlos Diaz, Renato Quispe, Anjani Golive, Andrea Natale, Mario J Garcia, Andrew K Krumerman, Luigi Di Biase
PURPOSE: Amiodarone is a potent inhibitor of the CYP450:3A4 and inhibitor of the P-glycoprotein, both of which metabolize new oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Patients who are on NOACs and are concomitantly treated with amiodarone may have a higher risk of major bleeding according to recent retrospective trials. Whether this increased risk outweighs the benefits of NOACs compared to warfarin is unknown. We aimed to compare clinical outcomes between NOACs and warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) being treated with amiodarone...
August 20, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30117011/total-laser-cycles-a-measure-of-transvenous-lead-extraction-difficulty
#13
Ossama Elsaid, David M O'Sullivan, Steven Zweibel, Edmond M Cronin
BACKGROUND: Several variables have been identified as predictors for difficult or complicated transvenous lead extraction (TLE), including age and number of implanted leads, as well as patient's age; however, a standard measure of TLE difficulty has not been described. OBJECTIVE: Total laser cycles (TLCs) delivered during laser-assisted TLE is an objective variable that could reflect the difficulty of TLE. This study investigated whether TLC is correlated with known predictors of difficult TLE...
August 16, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30117010/financing-graduate-medical-education-challenges-for-training-the-next-generation-of-electrophysiologists
#14
Pamela K Mason
The system for graduate medical education (GME) in the USA is vital to maintaining a well-trained physician population to meet the needs of the nation. The funding of this system over the last several decades has been complicated, and the government's role in funding GME is controversial. In this paper, the current mechanisms for funding residency and fellowship training are outlined as well as proposed changes to system. The current system has made funding electrophysiology training difficult, and the proposed changes have profound implications...
August 16, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30109525/contact-force-sensing-catheters-performance-in-an-ex-vivo-porcine-heart-model
#15
Eduardo Franco, Daniel Rodríguez Muñoz, Roberto Matía, Antonio Hernández-Madrid, Inmaculada Sánchez Pérez, José Luis Zamorano, Javier Moreno
PURPOSE: Contact force (CF) catheters are useful to address proper contact during ablation. However, interactions between the ablation process, or its associated irrigation flow changes, with the CF sensing may translate into unexpected CF value fluctuations. We aimed to test for unintentional CF value variations during radiofrequency applications at a fixed applied force, with two commercially available catheters (TactiCath™ and SmartTouch™), and to evaluate its theoretical clinical significance by correlating CF-derived automatic ablation algorithms (force-time integral and lesion index) and actual lesion size at two standard CF values...
August 14, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30109524/correction-to-first-epicardial-mapping-of-the-left-ventricle-using-the-advisor-%C3%A2-hd-grid-catheter
#16
Barbara Bellmann, Jakob Lüker, Daniel Steven, Arian Sultan
Figure 1 as originally published was incorrect-on the published fig. 1C there is no RVA catheter and the wrong figure caption was used. Figure 1 has been corrected along with the figure caption.
August 14, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30105428/the-learning-curve-associated-with-the-implantation-of-the-nanostim-leadless-pacemaker
#17
Fleur V Y Tjong, Niek E G Beurskens, Petr Neuzil, Pascal Defaye, Peter-Paul Delnoy, John Ip, Juan Jose Garcia Guerrero, Mayer Rashtian, Rajesh Banker, Vivek Reddy, Derek Exner, Johannes Sperzel, Reinoud E Knops
PURPOSE: Use of novel medical technologies, such as leadless pacemaker (LP) therapy, may be subjected to a learning curve effect. The objective of the current study was to assess the impact of operators' experience on the occurrence of serious adverse device effects (SADE) and procedural efficiency. METHODS: Patients implanted with a Nanostim LP (Abbott, USA) within two prospective studies (i.e., LEADLESS ll IDE and Leadless Observational Study) were assessed. Patients were categorized into quartiles based on operator experience...
August 13, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30097788/utility-of-acute-arrhythmia-termination-as-an-ablation-endpoint-for-induced-atrial-tachyarrhythmia-after-complete-pulmonary-vein-isolation-during-catheter-ablation-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Young Choi, Sung-Hwan Kim, Ju Youn Kim, Yoo Ri Kim, Tae-Seok Kim, Youmi Hwang, Ji-Hoon Kim, Sung-Won Jang, Man Young Lee, Tai-Ho Rho, Yong-Seog Oh
PURPOSE: The presence of inducible atrial tachyarrhythmia after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) during radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) may indicate the necessity of further substrate modification, but the optimal ablation endpoint is unknown. We sought to assess the impact of procedural termination of inducible atrial tachyarrhythmia after PVI in comparison with continued atrial tachyarrhythmia after PVI. METHODS: Among patients who underwent RFCA for persistent AF, we enrolled 93 patients who were in sinus rhythm after PVI and had inducible atrial tachyarrhythmia and 157 patients with continued atrial tachyarrhythmia after PVI...
August 10, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30090996/second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-for-recurrent-atrial-fibrillation-after-an-index-cryoballoon-procedure-a-staged-strategy-with-variable-balloon-size
#19
Sjoerd W Westra, Stijn P G van Vugt, Sümeyye Sezer, Reinder Evertz, Martin E Hemels, Rypko J Beukema, Carlo de Asmundis, Marc A Brouwer, Gian-Battista Chierchia
PURPOSE: Currently, information on the optimal approach of redo procedures for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is limited. Radiofrequency ablation is the preferred technique, with reported success rates of 50-70% at 1-2 years, whereas only few reports exist on redo cryoballoon (CB) ablations. We describe outcomes on a systematic approach of repeat procedures with a second-generation cryoballoon (CB-2) after a successful index CB ablation. METHODS: Cohort study of 40 consecutive patients with recurrent PAF (55% male), median CHA2 DS2 -VASc score 1 (IQR 0-3)...
August 8, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30078133/left-atrial-thrombus-despite-continuous-direct-oral-anticoagulant-or-warfarin-therapy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-insights-into-rates-and-timing-of-thrombus-resolution
#20
Michael S Wu, James Gabriels, Mohammad Khan, Nada Shaban, Salvatore A D'Amato, Christopher F Liu, Steven M Markowitz, James E Ip, George Thomas, Parmanand Singh, Bruce B Lerman, Apoor Patel, Jim W Cheung
PURPOSE: Left atrial thrombus (LAT) may be detected by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or flutter (AFL) despite continuous anticoagulation therapy. We sought to examine the rates and timing of LAT resolution in response to changes in anticoagulation regimen. METHODS: A retrospective study of 1517 consecutive patients on ≥ 4 weeks continuous oral anticoagulation (OAC) undergoing TEE prior to either direct current cardioversion or catheter ablation for AF or AFL was performed...
August 4, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
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