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Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651348/an-e-e-ratio-on-echocardiography-predicts-the-existence-of-left-atrial-low-voltage-areas-and-poor-outcomes-after-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Masaharu Masuda, Masashi Fujita, Osamu Iida, Shin Okamoto, Takayuki Ishihara, Kiyonori Nanto, Takashi Kanda, Akihiro Sunaga, Takuya Tsujimura, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Takuya Ohashi, Masaaki Uematsu
Aims: An elevated left atrial pressure has been reported to play an important role in the development of atrial remodelling in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. The study aimed at elucidating the association between the diastolic early transmitral flow velocity/mitral annular velocity (E/e', a non-invasive surrogate of left atrial pressure) and left atrial low-voltage-area existence, and the prognostic impact of the E/e' on procedural outcomes in patients undergoing AF ablation. Methods and results: Total of 215 consecutive patients were divided into 3 groups based on the estimated left atrial pressure: normal (E/e' < 8...
June 22, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641381/supraventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-patients-with-a-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
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Jongmin Hwang, Hyoung-Seob Park, Jun Kim, Jeong Su Kim, Jong Sung Park, Ki-Hun Kim, Myung Hwan Bae, Sang-Hee Lee, Young Soo Lee, Seongwook Han, Dae-Kyeong Kim, Tae-Joon Cha, Dong Gu Shin, Byung Chun Jung, Yoon-Nyun Kim
Aims: A persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is the most common thoracic venous anomaly. This venous anomaly can impact the evaluation and treatment of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (SVA). The aim of this study was to assess the proportion and characteristics of PLSVC in adult SVA patients. Methods and results: From July 2002 to July 2012, clinical and procedural data from databases of 10 cardiac electrophysiology laboratories in the Yeungnam region of the Republic of Korea were reviewed...
June 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637187/identification-of-pulmonary-vein-reconnection-gaps-with-high-density-mapping-in-redo-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-procedures
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Ignacio García-Bolao, Gabriel Ballesteros, Pablo Ramos, Diego Menéndez, Ane Erkiaga, Renzo Neglia, Marta Jiménez Martín, Enrique Vives-Rodríguez
Aims: Maps obtained by means of electroanatomic high-density mapping (HDM) systems have shown their use in the identification of conduction gaps in experimental atrial linear lesion models. The objective of this study was to assess the use of HDM in the recognition of reconnection gaps in pulmonary veins (PV) in redo atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation procedures. Methods and results: One hundred and eight patients were included in a non-randomized study that assessed the recognition of reconnection gaps in PV by means of HDM compared to a control group that received conventional non-fluoroscopic guidance with a circular multipolar catheter (CMC)...
June 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633451/cha2ds2-vasc-score-and-blood-biomarkers-to-identify-patients-with-atrial-high-rate-episodes-and-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-the-role-of-timp-4-regulation
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Salvatore Patanè, Francesco Patanè
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 19, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637298/corrigendum
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June 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637244/elevated-homocysteine-increases-the-risk-of-left-atrial-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-with-low-cha2ds2-vasc-score
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Yan Yao, Mei-Sheng Shang, Li-Jian Gao, Jing-Hua Zhao, Xiao-Hui Yang, Tong Liu, Ri-Bo Tang, Chen-Xi Jiang, De-Yong Long, Man Ning, Hui Zhu, Qiang Lv, Rong Hu, Xin Du, Jian-Zeng Dong
Aims: To assess the association and the predictive value of plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels with LA/LAA thrombus in non-valvular Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with low CHA2DS2-VASc score. Methods and results: Eight hundred and eighty-eight consecutive patients in non-valvular AF with CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0 and 1 were enrolled. All patients routinely underwent transthoracic echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography. A total of thirty-two patients had LA/LAA thrombus...
June 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633348/lifelong-arrhythmic-risk-stratification-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-distribution-of-events-and-impact-of-periodical-reassessment
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Chiara Cappelletto, Davide Stolfo, Antonio De Luca, Bruno Pinamonti, Giulia Barbati, Alberto Pivetta, Marco Gobbo, Francesca Brun, Marco Merlo, Gianfranco Sinagra
Aims: The arrhythmic risk stratification of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) remains controversial. We evaluated the long-term distribution of life-threatening arrhythmic events assessing the impact of periodical risk reassessment. Methods and results: Ninety-eight ARVC patients with no previous major ventricular arrhythmias were retrospectively analysed. Patients were assessed at baseline, at 22 [inter-quartile range (IQR) 16-26], 49 (IQR 41-55) and 97 months (IQR 90-108)...
June 13, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605440/how-to-prevent-atrial-oesophageal-fistula-following-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-are-there-actually-any-effective-methods
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Giulio Zucchelli, Andrea Di Cori, Luca Segreti, Maria Grazia Bongiorni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605437/anatomical-predisposing-factors-of-transmural-thermal-injury-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Takashi Kaneshiro, Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Minoru Nodera, Masashi Kamioka, Yoshiyuki Kamiyama, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Hiroshi Ohkawara, Hitoshi Suzuki, Yasuchika Takeishi
Aims: Transmural thermal injury (TTI), such as oesophageal erosion/ulcer and perioesophageal nerve injury leading to gastric hypomotility, is an important complication associated with pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). However, a predictor of TTI concerning anatomical structures surrounding the oesophagus has not yet been fully elucidated. Therefore, we sought to identify the predisposing factors of TTI after PVI. Methods: Consecutive 110 patients, who underwent PVI for atrial fibrillation, received oesophagogastroduodenoscopy 2 days later, were investigated...
June 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605436/innovation-in-cardiovascular-disease-in-europe-with-focus-on-arrhythmias-current-status-opportunities-roadblocks-and-the-role-of-multiple-stakeholders
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Frits W Prinzen, Nikolaos Dagres, Andreas Bollmann, David O Arnar, Sylvie Bove, John Camm, Barbara Casadei, Paulus Kirchhof, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Joost Lumens, Martin C Michel, Peter J Schwartz, Betty Van Vleymen, Panos Vardas, Gerhard Hindricks
The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) held an Innovation Forum in February 2016, to consider issues around innovation. The objective of the forum was to extend the innovation debate outside of the narrow world of arrhythmia specialists and cardiology in general, and seek input from all stakeholders including regulators, strategists, technologists, industry, academia, health providers, medical societies, payers, and patients. Innovation is indispensable for a continuing improvement in health care, preferably at higher efficacy and lower costs...
June 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605524/prevalence-and-predictors-of-low-voltage-zones-in-the-left-atrium-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Yan Huo, Thomas Gaspar, Matthias Pohl, Judith Sitzy, Utz Richter, Sebastian Neudeck, Julia Mayer, Mads Brix Kronborg, Christopher Piorkowski
Aims: To describe the extent and distribution of low voltage zones (LVZ) in a large cohort of patients undergoing ablation for paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), and to explore baseline predictors of LVZ in these patients. Methods and results: Consecutive patients who underwent a bipolar voltage map guided AF ablation, were enrolled. Voltage maps were conducted for each patient using 3-dimensional electroanatomical mapping system and LVZ were defined as areas of bipolar voltage < 0...
June 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605443/radiofrequency-ablation-of-accessory-pathways-in-patients-with-the-wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome-long-term-risk-of-mortality-and-coronary-events
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Wanwarang Wongcharoen, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Fa-Po Chung, Yun-Yu Chen, Tze-Fan Chao, Pei-Chun Chen, Kuo-Liong Chien, Shih-Ann Chen
Aims: The long-term outcomes of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) remain unclear. We investigated the impact of RFCA on the long-term risk of coronary events and mortality in WPW patients. Methods and results: We conducted a prospective cohort study utilizing the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Between 2000 and 2003, WPW patients with no prior coronary artery disease (CAD) history, aged over 18 years, who underwent RFCA were identified...
June 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605425/urine-albumin-excretion-and-the-risk-of-incident-atrial-fibrillation-predictive-or-aetiological-relevance-authors-reply
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Anne H Hobbelt, Pim Van Der Harst, Michiel Rienstra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595345/supraventricular-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy-associate-with-long-term-outcome-after-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardias
#14
Andreas Müssigbrodt, Helge Knopp, Elena Efimova, Alexander Weber, Livio Bertagnolli, Sebastian Hilbert, Jedrzej Kosiuk, Borislav Dinov, Kerstin Bode, Simon Kircher, Nikolaos Dagres, Sergio Richter, Philipp Sommer, Daniela Husser, Andreas Bollmann, Gerhard Hindricks, Arash Arya
Aims: This study aimed to assess the impact of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) on long-term results of radiofrequency catheter ablation therapy of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in a large cohort of patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C). Methods and results: Supraventricular tachycardia occurrence has been studied in patients from our ARVD/C registry (70 patients, 48 male, age 53.2 ± 14.0, 45 patients (64.3%) with previous VT ablation)...
June 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595339/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-and-electrical-storm-results-of-the-observational-registry-on-long-term-outcome-of-icd-patients-observo-icd
#15
Federico Guerra, Pietro Palmisano, Gabriele Dell'Era, Matteo Ziacchi, Ernesto Ammendola, Giulia Pongetti, Paolo Bonelli, Francesca Patani, Chiara Devecchi, Michele Accogli, Eraldo Occhetta, Gerardo Nigro, Mauro Biffi, Giuseppe Boriani, Alessandro Capucci
Aims: Electrical storm (ES) is a condition defined as three or more episodes of ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT) within 24 h, and usually coexist with advanced heart failure in patients with structural heart disease. The aim of the present study is to test whether cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can be associated with a lower incidence of ES. Methods and results: The OBSERVO-ICD (NCT02735811) is a multicentre, retrospective registry, enrolling all consecutive patients undergoing ICD or CRT-D implantation from 2010 to 2012 in five Italian high-volume arrhythmia centres...
June 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591860/suggestions-for-clinical-studies-on-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-authors-reply
#16
Apostolos Tzikas, David R Holmes, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, A John Camm, Thorsten Lewalter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591770/inferolateral-early-repolarization-among-non-ischaemic-sudden-cardiac-death-victims
#17
Lauri T A Holmström, Mira A Haukilahti, Jani T Tikkanen, Aapo L Aro, Tuomas V Kenttä, Marja-Leena Kortelainen, Heikki V Huikuri, Matti J Junttila
Aim: Inferolateral early repolarization (ER) has been associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). However, this association is thought to be mainly due to ischaemic SCD. The association of ER and non-ischaemic SCD has not been studied. The aim was to evaluate whether inferolateral ER is associated with non-ischaemic SCD. Methods and results: Study population consists of 275 consecutive victims of non-ischaemic SCD with 12-lead ECG and control group of general population cohort with 10 864 subjects...
June 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582578/proteomics-of-the-epicardial-fat-secretome-and-its-role-in-post-operative-atrial-fibrillation
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Alessandro Viviano, Xiaoke Yin, Anna Zampetaki, Marika Fava, Mark Gallagher, Manuel Mayr, Marjan Jahangiri
Aims: Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a predictor of morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. Latent predisposing factors may reside in the epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) due to its anatomical position and high protein production rate. In order to explore a possible mechanistic link, we characterized proteins secreted by the EAT preceding the onset of POAF. Methods and results: Epicardial adipose tissue samples were collected from 76 consecutive patients with no history of AF undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery, 50 samples for proteomic analysis and 26 for gene expression studies, further divided according to development of POAF...
June 5, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582522/refining-success-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-using-a-simple-score-predicting-the-amount-of-reverse-ventricular-remodelling-results-from-the-marc-study-authors-reply
#19
Alexander H Maass, Kevin Vernooy, Maarten J Cramer, Marc A Vos, Michiel Rienstra, Isabelle C Van Gelder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582502/a-case-of-removal-of-a-dancing-micra
#20
Giovanni Morani, Bruna Bolzan, Luca Tomasi, Corrado Vassanelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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