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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168622/mitral-valve-pressure-gradient-after-percutaneous-mitral-valve-repair-every-beat-counts
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Daniel Lavall, Bruno Scheller, Christian Werner, Axel Buob, Felix Mahfoud
A patient presented with symptoms of decompensated heart failure 2 months after percutaneous mitral valve (MV) repair. Echocardiography demonstrated impaired left ventricular function with elevated MV pressure gradients and pulmonary pressures during rapid atrial fibrillation. Heart rate control was achieved by implantation of a biventricular pacemaker with subsequent His-bundle ablation because atrial fibrillation was refractory to medical treatment. During biventricular pacing at different rates (50-110 b...
November 23, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166719/-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-comparison-between-atrial-fibrillation-patients-underwent-catheter-ablation-under-general-aesthesia-or-local-anesthesia-and-sedation
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J J Xu, L J Gao, D Chang, X J Xiao, R F Zhang, J Lin, Z M Zhao, H Zhang, Y L Xia, X M Yin, Y Z Yang
Objective: To compare the outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation under local anesthesia/sedation (S) or general anesthesia(GA) in atrial fibrillation patients. Methods: Data of 498 patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation in our departmentfrom January 2014 to December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Two hundred and twenty patients assigned to the GA group, the other 278 patients to the S group. Patients were followed clinically every 3 months within one year after procedure...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166718/-value-of-two-left-atrium-and-pulmonary-vein-stereoscopic-imaging-reconstruction-methods-on-guiding-radiofrequency-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#3
Y Tian, S Zhou, Y H Yin, Y X Zheng, R P Wang, X Q Liu, Z Q Liu, Q F Liu, W Liu, J Pang, Z Jiang, L H Tian, J Huang, L Yang
Objective: To compare the value of two 3D imaging reconstruction methods for left atria and pulmonary vein on guiding the catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: From January 2014 to January 2017, a total of 100 drug refractory paroxysmal AF patients were divided into left atria direct angiography group (n=50), and indirect angiography group (n=50). 3D CARTO system was applied for mapping and guiding the ablation procedure. Patients assigned to direct angiography group were treated as follows: intraoperative puncture of atrial septum, inject contrast agent directly into the left atrium, conduct left atrial and pulmonary venous rotation angiography, reconstruct three-dimensional image, integrate the image into real-time X-ray system to facilitate circumferential pulmonary vein isolation...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166717/-left-atrial-appendage-volume-is-a-valuable-predictor-of-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation
#4
G A Zheng, C Y Lin, L Weng, J D Chen
Objective: To investigate the association between the left atrial appendage (LAA) volume and atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after radiofrequency catheter ablation. Methods: We prospectively enrolled sixty-two patients with AF (40 cases with paroxysmal AF, 22 cases with persistent AF) who successfully underwent a first AF catheter ablation and had performed contrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography (CT) prior to the procedure to measure LAA volumes in our hospital from January 2012 to August 2015. Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation was performed under the guidance of three-dimension mapping system (CARTO system)...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165582/predictors-management-and-outcome-of-cardioversion-failure-early-after-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Micaela Ebert, Clara Stegmann, Jedrzej Kosiuk, Borislav Dinov, Sergio Richter, Arash Arya, Andreas Müssigbrodt, Philipp Sommer, Gerhard Hindricks, Andreas Bollmann
Aims: Electrical cardioversion (ECV) is frequently required for early atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after catheter ablation. However, in some cases, ECV is unsuccessful, and factors associated with long-term rhythm outcomes after failed ECV are unknown. This study aimed to identify possible predictors of ECV failure early after AF ablation and to analyse management and long-term rhythm outcome of these patients. Methods and results: Between 2010 and 2012, 180 consecutive patients (mean age 63...
November 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161372/plaaf-score-as-a-novel-predictor-of-long-term-outcome-after-second-generation-cryoballoon-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Ersan Akkaya, Alexander Berkowitsch, Harald Greiss, Christian W Hamm, Johannes Sperzel, Thomas Neumann, Malte Kuniss
Aims: Predictors of atrial arrhythmia recurrence have not been described in a long-term follow-up study of patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using the cryoballoon technique. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a second-generation cryoballoon and identify pre-procedural predictors of 3-year outcome after PVI. Methods and results: For this observational cohort study, we enrolled 440 patients ablated at our institution with a second-generation cryoballoon...
November 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161369/pace-capture-guided-ablation-after-contact-force-guided-pulmonary-vein-isolation-results-of-the-randomized-controlled-dragon-trial
#7
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: Before the discovery of contact-force guidance, eliminating pacing capture along the pulmonary vein (PV) isolation line had been reported to improve PV isolation durability and rhythm outcomes. DRAGON (UMIN-CTR, UMIN000015332) aimed to elucidate the efficacy of pace-capture-guided ablation following contact-force-guided PV isolation ablation in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Methods and results: A total of 156 paroxysmal AF patients with AF-trigger ectopies from any of the four PVs induced by isoproterenol were randomly assigned to undergo pace-capture-guided ablation along a contact-force-guided isolation line around AF-trigger PVs (PC group, n = 76) or contact-force-guided PV isolation ablation alone (control group, n = 80)...
November 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161368/management-of-cardiac-tamponade-in-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-single-centre-15%C3%A2-year-experience-on-5222-procedures
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Rikuta Hamaya, Shinsuke Miyazaki, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Shigeki Kusa, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hitoshi Hachiya, Takatsugu Kajiyama, Tomonori Watanabe, Miyako Igarashi, Kenzo Hirao, Yoshito Iesaka
Aims: Cardiac tamponade during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is infrequent but potentially fatal. This study aimed to retrospectively investigate the incidence, management, and outcomes of tamponade in large patient series. Methods and results: The study analysed 5222 AF ablation procedures in 3483 patients between 2002 and 2016 under a heparin-bridge anticoagulation protocol. Cardiac tamponade occurred in 51 procedures/patients, and the incidence was 0...
November 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159313/fibrosis-and-atrial-fibrillation-computerized-and-optical-mapping-a-view-into-the-human-atria-at-submillimeter-resolution
#9
Brian J Hansen, Jichao Zhao, Vadim V Fedorov
Recent studies strongly suggest that the majority of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with diagnosed or subclinical cardiac diseases have established or even pre-existing fibrotic structural remodeling, which may lead to conduction abnormalities and reentrant activity that sustain AF. As conventional treatments fail to treat AF in far too many cases, an urgent need exists to identify specific structural arrhythmogenic fibrosis patterns, which may maintain AF, in order to identify effective ablation targets for AF treatment...
June 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156015/european-prospective-multicentre-study-of-hybrid-thoracoscopic-and-transcatheter-ablation-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-the-historic-af-trial
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Claudio Muneretto, Gianluigi Bisleri, Fabrizio Rosati, Ralf Krakor, Laura Giroletti, Lorenzo Di Bacco, Alberto Repossini, Massimo Moltrasio, Antonio Curnis, Claudio Tondo, Gianluca Polvani
OBJECTIVES: The HISTORIC-AF trial is a prospective, multicentre, single-arm study designed to evaluate the outcomes of a staged endoscopic and transcatheter ablation in patients with stand-alone, persistent or long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: From 2012 to 2015, 100 consecutive patients were enrolled and underwent thoracoscopic left atrial epicardial isolation ('box lesion') followed by transcatheter ablation in case of AF recurrency. The safety end point was the composite outcome of freedom from major adverse events at 30-days, while efficacy end points were: (i) primary: freedom from AF and stable sinus rhythm following isolated thoracospic ablation >60% and (ii) secondary: freedom from AF and stable sinus rhythm >80% following hybrid ablation (as per HRS criteria)...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155923/atrial-fibrillation-ablation-long-term-outcomes-is-there-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel
#11
Vikas Kuriachan, Carlos A Morillo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155027/serum-level-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-is-associated-with-left-atrial-voltage-in-patients-with-chronic-atrial-fibrillation
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Shilu Zhao, Mingfang Li, Weizhu Ju, Lingyun Gu, Fengxiang Zhang, Hongwu Chen, Kai Gu, Bing Yang, Minglong Chen
BACKGROUND: Atrial tissue fibrosis can cause electrical or structural remodeling in patients with atrial fibrillation. Transforming growth factor beta 1(TGF-β1) signaling acts as a central role in fibroblast activation. In this report, we aimed to investigate the relationship between serum level of TGF-β1 and mean left atrial voltage in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation (CAF). METHODS: A total of 16 consecutive adult patients with CAF who underwent catheter ablation were enrolled...
November 15, 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152279/partial-left-superior-pulmonary-vein-potential-elimination-by-an-inferior-ganglionated-plexus-ablation
#13
Yasutsugu Nagamoto, Yuto Fujii, Yuichi Morita, Yusuke Ueda, Kenichi Yamane, Yasuko Miyake, Mai Fujiwara, Shinji Mito, Yuichiro Watari, Hiromichi Tamekiyo, Tomokazu Okimoto, Yuji Muraoka, Yasuhiko Hayashi
Ganglionated plexus (GP) plays an important role in the initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF). The GP ablation has been found to be effective for AF treatment. In this case, we reported an AF case in which the pulmonary vein (PV) potentials of the anterior region of the left superior PV were eliminated by an inferior right GP ablation.
November 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151496/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-cardiovascular-disease-treatment-in-japan
#14
Satoshi Kodera, Arihiro Kiyosue, Jiro Ando, Hiroshi Akazawa, Hiroyuki Morita, Masafumi Watanabe, Issei Komuro
The quality-adjusted life year (QALY) and incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) are important concepts in cost-effectiveness analysis, which is becoming increasingly important in Japan. QALY is used to estimate quality of life (QOL) and life years, and can be used to compare the efficacies of cancer and cardiovascular treatments. ICER is defined as the difference in cost between treatments divided by the difference in their effects, with a smaller ICER indicating better cost-effectiveness. Here, we present a review of cost-effectiveness analyses in Japan as well other countries...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151328/evaluation-of-pulmonary-vein-anatomy-using-256-slice-computed-tomography
#15
Yinghong Shi, Shaohua Mi, Yunxia Shi, Hongbo Wang, Jian Li, Benxia Yu, Fengli Liu, Heng Ma, Bin Wang
Background/aim: This study aimed to evaluate pulmonary vein (PV) anatomy using 256-slice computed tomography (CT), which may be necessary for electrophysiologists to know before radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) therapy.Materials and methods: A total of 102 patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation underwent 256-slice cardiac CT angiography prior to catheter ablation. PV morphology, ostial diameter, ostial orientation, and distance from ostium to first bifurcation were evaluated using three-dimensional volume-rendering and multiplanar-reformatting technology...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147788/dissociated-pulmonary-vein-activity-after-cryoballoon-ablation-and-radiofrequency-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
#16
Kenichi Tokutake, Michifumi Tokuda, Seiichiro Matsuo, Ryota Isogai, Kenichi Yokoyama, Mika Kato, Ryohsuke Narui, Shinichi Tanigawa, Seigo Yamashita, Satoru Miyanaga, Michihiro Yoshimura, Teiichi Yamane
Cryoballoons (CBs) have proven to be effective for achieving pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Dissociated PV activity (DPVA) after successful radiofrequency PVI is sometimes observed inside the PV and has been found to prove the achievement of electrical disconnection from the left atrium. However, little is known about the incidence or characteristics of DPVA after CB-PVI. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence and characteristics of DPVA in patients undergoing CB and radiofrequency (RF) ablation for AF...
November 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147720/anticoagulation-in-atrial-fibrillation-current-evidence-and-guideline-recommendations
#17
J W Erath, S H Hohnloser
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequently encountered sustained arrhythmia with a prevalence of 0.5-10%, depending predominantly on age. The arrhythmia is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, mainly due to thromboembolic events including stroke and systemic embolisms. These complications can be effectively prevented with anticoagulation therapy either with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) or with non-vitamin K antagonists (NOAC). VKA therapy is effective in preventing strokes but these medications are difficult to use, are associated with significant bleeding risk, and have pharmacokinetic/dynamic properties that make their use cumbersome...
November 17, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146378/association-of-p-wave-duration-index-with-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-cryoballoon-catheter-ablation
#18
Onur Kaypakli, Hasan Koca, Durmuş Yıldıray Şahin, Sefa Okar, Fadime Karataş, Mevlüt Koç
AIM: We aimed to investigate the relationship between the recurrence of AF and P wave duration index (PWDI) in patients with nonvalvular PAF. METHODS: We included 114 patients who underwent cryoballoon catheter ablation with the diagnosis of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) (55 male, 59 female; mean age 55.5±10,9years). PWDI was calculated by dividing the Pwd by the PR interval in DII lead of 12‑lead ECG. Patients had regular follow-up visits with 12-lead ECG, medical history and clinical evaluation...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145517/which-patients-recur-as-atrial-tachycardia-rather-than-atrial-fibrillation-after-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Pil-Sung Yang, Young-Ah Park, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Boyoung Joung, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Hui-Nam Pak
INTRODUCTION: The ablation gaps have been known as the main mechanism of recurrence as atrial tachycardia (AT) rather than atrial fibrillation (AF) after AF catheter ablation. However, AF organization due to reduction of critical mass or focal trigger may also be the mechanism of AT recurrence. We sought to find out the main clinical factors of recurrence as AT rather than AF after AF ablation in the absence of antiarrhythmic drug effect. METHODS: We analyzed 521 patients (70...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144514/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-elderly-population
#20
Josef Kautzner, Petr Peichl, Marek Sramko, Robert Cihak, Bashar Aldhoon, Dan Wichterle
Background: Although elderly patients have been included in published series of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF), clinical benefit and safety remain still less defined in this population. A retrospective analysis of the results of catheter ablation for AF in a large volume center focused on comparison of elderly patients with the rest of the patient cohort was conducted in this study. Methods: Consecutive patients who underwent catheter ablation for AF between January 2001 and December 2016 were analysed...
September 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
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