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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515113/force-sensing-catheters-during-pediatric-radiofrequency-ablation-the-federation-study
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Aarti S Dalal, Hoang H Nguyen, Tammy Bowman, George F Van Hare, Jennifer N Avari Silva
BACKGROUND: Based on data from studies of atrial fibrillation ablations, optimal parameters for the TactiCath (TC; St. Jude Medical, Inc) force-sensing ablation catheter are a contact force of 20 g and a force-time integral of 400 g·s for the creation of transmural lesions. We aimed to evaluate TC in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients undergoing ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Comprehensive chart and case reviews were performed from June 2015 to March 2016...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511801/intergenerational-differences-in-the-effects-of-transcatheter-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects-on-cardiac-function
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Hideki Tashiro, Kenji Suda, Motofumi Iemura, Youzou Teramachi
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding intergenerational differences in the effects of atrial sepal defect (ASD) closure on the left heart. We therefore analyzed age-related serial changes in the left heart following ASD closure. METHODS: We studied 50 patients with an isolated ASD who underwent successful transcatheter closure using Amplatzer septal occluders (St. Jude Medical, Little Canada, MN, USA) between June 2007 and June 2013. Patients were divided into three age groups: young patients aged ≤17 years; middle-aged patients aged 18-50 years; and older patients aged >50 years...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462889/radiofrequency-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-a-patient-with-dextrocardia-with-situs-inversus-totalis
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John Meulet, Geoffrey Trim, Ben Hunt, Kang-Teng Lim, Andrew James, Albert Henry, Wayne Pirihi, Paul Davies, Jason Brabant
BACKGROUND: We present a case report of a 67-year-old male with dextrocardia situs inversus totalis and persistent atrial fibrillation who presented for radiofrequency pulmonary vein isolation. METHODS: Pulmonary vein isolation was performed using the St Jude Medical Ensite NavX 3D mapping system with AccuNav ICE guidance. RESULTS: All pulmonary veins were successfully isolated. The procedure time was 125 mins with a fluoroscopy time of 44...
November 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438271/how-does-an-inventor-find-an-investor-or-partner-raising-funds-to-start-a-company
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Rudy A Mazzocchi
Rudy Mazzocchi has over 25 years of senior executive management, technology and intellectual property development, and financing experience in the medical-technology/biotechnology industries. He serves currently as cofounder/chief executive officer of ELENZA, Inc, an ophthalmology company that has developed an electro-active, autofocusing, implantable lens; executive chairman of Establishment Labs; executive chairman of LAFORGE Optical; and executive chairman of OptiSTENT, Inc. He served previously as managing director of Accuitive Medical Ventures and The Innovation Factory; cofounder/chief executive officer of Image-Guided NEUROLOGICS, acquired by Medtronic in 2005; and founding chief executive officer of MICROVENA Corporation, which became "eV3," acquired by Covidien...
May 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431058/additional-electrodes-on-the-quartet%C3%A2-lv-lead-provide-more-programmable-pacing-options-than-bipolar-and-tripolar-equivalents
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David O'Donnell, Johannes Sperzel, Bernard Thibault, Christopher A Rinaldi, Carlo Pappone, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben, Christopher Leclercq, Hedi Razavi, Kyungmoo Ryu, Luke C Mcspadden, Avi Fischer, Gery Tomassoni
Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate any benefits to the number of viable pacing vectors and maximal spatial coverage with quadripolar left ventricular (LV) leads when compared with tripolar and bipolar equivalents in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Methods and Results: A meta-analysis of five previously published clinical trials involving the Quartet™ LV lead (St Jude Medical, St Paul, MN, USA) was performed to evaluate the number of viable pacing vectors defined as capture thresholds ≤2...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413855/frequency-of-pacemaker-malfunction-associated-with-monopolar-electrosurgery-during-pulse-generator-replacement-or-upgrade-surgery
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Yun Lin, Daniel P Melby, Balaji Krishnan, Selcuk Adabag, Venkatakrishna Tholakanahalli, Jian-Ming Li
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the frequency of electrosurgery-related pacemaker malfunction. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted to investigate electrosurgery-related pacemaker malfunction in consecutive patients undergoing pulse generator (PG) replacement or upgrade from two large hospitals in Minneapolis, MN between January 2011 and January 2014. The occurrence of this pacemaker malfunction was then studied by using MAUDE database for all four major device vendors...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412431/3d-morphological-changes-in-lv-and-rv-during-lvad-ramp-studies
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Karima Addetia, Nir Uriel, Francesco Maffessanti, Gabriel Sayer, Sirtaz Adatya, Gene H Kim, Nitasha Sarswat, Savitri Fedson, Diego Medvedofsky, Eric Kruse, Keith Collins, Daniel Rodgers, Takayoshi Ota, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Victor Mor-Avi, Daniel Burkhoff, Roberto M Lang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the differential impact of the 2 most commonly available left ventricular assist device (LVAD) types on the right (RV) and left (LV) ventricles using 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiography-based analysis of ventricular morphology. BACKGROUND: LVADs have emerged as common therapy for advanced heart failure. Recent data suggest that the heart responds differently to speed settings in the 2 main devices available (HeartMate II [HMII], St Jude Medical, Pleasanton, California, and HVAD, HeartWare International, Framingham, Massachusetts)...
April 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409845/procedural-success-and-intra-hospital-outcome-related-to-left-atrial-appendage-morphology-in-patients-that-receive-an-interventional-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Christian Fastner, Michael Behnes, Benjamin Sartorius, Annika Wenke, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Uzair Ansari, Ishar-Singh Gill, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: The interventional left atrial appendage (LAA) closure represents an emerging alternative to oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention in certain atrial fibrillation patients. Preliminary results have suggested high procedural success rates and fewer peri-interventional complications; however, there persists an insufficient understanding of the role of many underlying confounding variables (e.g., anatomical characteristics). HYPOTHESIS: It was investigated whether varying LAA morphologies influence procedural success as well as in-hospital outcome...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406699/early-morphologic-alterations-in-renal-artery-wall-and-renal-nerves-in-response-to-catheter-based-renal-denervation-procedure-in-sheep-difference-between-single-point-and-multiple-point-ablation-catheters
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M Táborský, D Richter, Z Tonar, T Kubíková, A Herman, J Peregrin, L Červenková, Z Husková, L Kopkan
Renal sympathetic hyperactivity is critically involved in hypertension pathophysiology; renal denervation (RDN) presents a novel strategy for treatment of resistant hypertension cases. This study assessed effects of two RDN systems to detect acute intravascular, vascular and peri-vascular changes in the renal artery, and renal nerve alterations, in the sheep. The procedures using a single-point or multi-point ablation catheters, Symplicity Flex(TM), Medtronic versus EnligHTN(TM), St. Jude Medical were compared; the intact contralateral kidneys served as controls...
April 12, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401867/premature-battery-depletion-with-st-jude-medical-icd-and-crt-d-devices-indian-heart-rhythm-society-guidelines-for-physicians
#10
Kartikeya Bhargava, Vanita Arora, Aparna Jaswal, Amit Vora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400461/matched-comparison-of-self-expanding-transcatheter-heart-valves-for-the-treatment-of-failed-aortic-surgical-bioprosthesis-insights-from-the-valve-in-valve-international-data-registry-vivid
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Sami Alnasser, Asim N Cheema, Matheus Simonato, Marco Barbanti, Jeremy Edwards, Ran Kornowski, Eric Horlick, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Luca Testa, Francesco Bedogni, Hafid Amrane, Thomas Walther, Marc Pelletier, Azeem Latib, Jean-Claude Laborde, David Hildick-Smith, Won-Keun Kim, Didier Tchetche, Marco Agrifoglio, Jan-Malte Sinning, Ad J van Boven, Joëlle Kefer, Christian Frerker, Nicolas M van Mieghem, Axel Linke, Stephen Worthley, Anita Asgar, Carmelo Sgroi, Mina Aziz, Haim D Danenberg, Marino Labinaz, Ganesh Manoharan, Anson Cheung, John G Webb, Danny Dvir
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation is an established therapy for high-risk patients with failed surgical aortic bioprosthesis. There are limited data comparing outcomes of valve-in-valve implantation using different transcatheter heart valves (THV). METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients included in the Valve-in-Valve International Data registry (VIVID) and treated with self-expanding THV devices were analyzed using centralized core laboratory blinded to clinical events...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400190/early-and-mid-term-outcome-of-the-st-jude-medical-regent-19-mm-aortic-valve-mechanical-prosthesis-functional-and-haemodynamic-evaluation
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Edvin Prifti, Massimo Bonacchi, Giovanni Minardi, Klodian Krakulli, Arben Baboci, Giampiero Esposito, Aurel Demiraj, Merita Zeka, Edlira Rruci
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study is to report the early and mid-term clinical and haemodynamic results of the St Jude Medical Regent 19-mm aortic mechanical prothesis (SJMR-19). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2002 and January 2012, 265 patients with aortic valve disease underwent AVR (Aortic Valve Replacement) with a SJMR-19 (St Jude Medical Regent Nr.19). There were 51 males. Mean age was 67.5±12.72years and mean body surface area (BSA) was 1...
March 28, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376837/heartmate-3-fully-magnetically-levitated-left-ventricular-assist-device-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-heart-failure-1%C3%A2-year-results-from-the-ce-mark-trial
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Thomas Krabatsch, Ivan Netuka, Jan D Schmitto, Daniel Zimpfer, Jens Garbade, Vivek Rao, Michiel Morshuis, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Silvana Marasco, Laura Damme, Yuriy Pya
BACKGROUND: The HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) (St. Jude Medical Inc., St Paul, MN) with full magnetic levitation allows for wide and consistent blood flow paths and an artificial pulse designed for enhanced hemocompatibility. The HeartMate 3 received market approval in the European Union in 2015 following completion of a multicenter study. After reaching the 6-month study endpoint, patients continue to be followed for 2 years with the 1-year results presented herein...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359494/migration-of-an-atrial-septal-occluder-device-with-formation-of-abdominal-aortic-dissection
#14
Serkan Burç Deşer, Mustafa Kemal Demirağ
Atrial septal defects can be closed surgically or percutaneously. However, percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects carries some risks. Embolization of the atrial septal occluder is the major adverse event. Embolization of the device into the main pulmonary artery, left atrium, right ventricle, aortic arch, descending aorta, abdominal aorta, iliac bifurcation, and iliac arteries can be seen. We report the case of a 19-year-old man with migration of an Amplatzer (St Jude Medical, St Paul, MN) atrial septal occluder into the iliac bifurcation with the development of abdominal aortic dissection 1 month after successful percutaneous closure...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357726/validation-of-the-smart-minimum-ffr-algorithm-in-an-unselected-all-comer-population-of-patients-with-intermediate-coronary-stenoses
#15
Barry Hennigan, Nils Johnson, John McClure, David Corcoran, Stuart Watkins, Colin Berry, Keith G Oldroyd
Using data from a commercial pressure wire system (St. Jude Medical) we previously developed an automated "smart" algorithm to determine a reproducible value for minimum FFR (smFFR) and confirmed that it correlated very closely with measurements made off-line by experienced coronary physiology core laboratories. In this study we used the same "smart" minimum algorithm to analyze data derived from a different, commercial pressure wire system (Philips Volcano) and compared the values obtained to both operator-defined steady state FFR and the online automated minimum FFR reported by the pressure wire analyser...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349045/safety-profile-of-liver-fibroscan-in-patients-with-cardiac-pacemakers-or-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
#16
Yin Chan, Stephanie Pranke, Farid Rashidi, Shravan Nosib, Lawrence Worobetz
Background. Emerging evidence suggests that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with coronary artery diseases and arrhythmias. The FibroScan (Echosens, France), a widely available, noninvasive device, is able to detect liver fibrosis and steatosis within this patient population. However, the FibroScan is currently contraindicated in patients with cardiac pacemakers (PM) or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD). Objective. To determine the safety profile of FibroScan testing in patients with PM or ICD...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340568/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-skin-infiltration-mimicking-an-icd-pocket-infection-a-case-report
#17
M Snorek, A Bulava, I Vonke
BACKGROUND: We are presenting a case report on an unreported and unusual cutaneous manifestation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old man with a history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), previously treated with chlorambucil, was referred in October 2013 for extraction of a single chamber ICD due to a suspected device-related infection in the pulse generator area (left-hand side of Fig...
March 24, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326565/erroneous-magnet-positioning-leads-to-failure-of-inhibition-of-inappropriate-shock-during-fast-conducting-atrial-fibrillation-episodes
#18
Hans Römers, Vincent VAN Dijk, Jippe Balt
We present the case of a 75-year-old patient with a single-chamber St. Jude Medical internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD; St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN, USA) for primary prevention, who was admitted with 39 inappropriate ICD shocks because of atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular frequention, despite magnet placement. Review of the device manual and literature revealed that apart from different responses to magnet placement programmed for the various manufacturers, the type of magnet and the positioning can be of specific interest...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323174/multicenter-investigation-of-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-algorithm-to-detect-oversensing
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Nicolas Welte, Marc Strik, Romain Eschalier, Pierre Mondoly, Pascal Defaye, Antonio Frontera, Philippe Ritter, Michel Haïssaguerre, Sylvain Ploux, Jayanthi Koneru, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Pierre Bordachar
BACKGROUND: The SecureSense right ventricular (RV) lead noise discrimination algorithm is designed to detect lead fracture and other types of oversensing in order to decrease inappropriate therapy. OBJECTIVE: We studied the real-life accuracy of the SecureSense algorithm in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients followed by remote monitoring across multiple centers. METHODS: Across 3 French centers, we studied 486 patients with a St Jude Medical device who were followed by remote monitoring and who had the SecureSense algorithm activated...
March 18, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288326/a-hybrid-approach-to-appendicitis-with-right-external-iliac-artery-pseudo-aneurysm-a-case-report
#20
Benjamin T Chandler, Evan J Ryer, Benjamin M Keyser, James R Elmore
INTRODUCTION: While acute appendicitis is a common surgical problem, the simultaneous occurrence of appendicitis and an infected iliac artery pseudoaneurysm is exceedingly rare. We report the successful treatment of an infected right external iliac artery pseudo aneurysm in the 1setting of acute appendicitis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is an 83-year-old male who presents with severe sepsis, right lower quadrant and right leg pain. Additional past medical history is significant for rectal cancer status post resection and radiation therapy in 1997...
March 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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