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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106019/pulmonary-vein-anatomy-and-its-variations-in-a-turkish-atrial-fibrillation-cohort-undergoing-cryoballoon-based-catheter-ablation
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Duygu Koçyiğit, Kadri Murat Gürses, Muhammed Ulvi Yalçın, Gamze Türk, Banu Evranos, Uğur Canpolat, Hikmet Yorgun, Tuncay Hazırolan, Kudret Aytemir
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary vein (PV) anatomy has drawn attention since assumption that atrial fibrillation (AF) may originate from PVs and that electrical isolation of PVs may be beneficial in eliminating these triggers. The present study aims to investigate PV anatomy and its variations in a sample of Turkish patients undergoing PV isolation (PVI) for AF. METHODS: 250 patients underwent multidetector computed tomography before cryoballoon-based PVI for AF. PV and left atrial (LA) anatomy were evaluated in 3-dimensional epicardial reconstructions...
January 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090710/fibrillatory-wave-amplitude-on-transesophageal-ecg-as-a-marker-of-left-atrial-low-voltage-areas-in-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Ran Yin, Yongnan Fu, Zhongming Yang, Bingong Li, Jintian Pen, Zeqi Zheng
BACKGROUND: Low-voltage areas (LVAs) are frequently observed in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF) and may represent adverse atrial remodeling. However, noninvasive method of evaluating LAVs is not well established. METHODS: In a cohort of 68 patients with PeAF, endocardial voltage maps of left atrium (LA) were created during sinus rhythm after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). LVAs were defined as areas with electrogram amplitudes <0.5 mV. LA-LVAs were correlated with clinical, echocardiographic, surface, and transesophageal electrocardiography (TE-ECG) variables...
January 16, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089454/the-role-of-adenosine-challenge-in-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alex J A McLellan, Saurabh Kumar, Catherine Smith, Liang-Han Ling, Sandeep Prabhu, Jonathan M Kalman, Peter M Kistler
AIMS: Adenosine may unmask dormant PV conduction and facilitate consolidation of PV isolation. We performed a meta-analysis to determine the impact of adenosine administration on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing PVI. METHODS: References and electronic databases reporting AF ablation and adenosine following PVI were searched through to 22nd November 2015. The impact of adenosine on freedom from AF was assessed in twenty publications after radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and in four publications after cryoablation to achieve PVI...
January 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073885/reduction-of-atrial-fibrillation-burden-by-pulmonary-vein-isolation-leads-to-a-decrease-of-cd11b-expression-on-inflammatory-cells
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Daniel Tarnowski, Lina Plichta, Mathias Forkmann, Silvio Quick, Stefan Ulbrich, Felix Matthias Heidrich, Stephan Wiedemann, Marian Christoph, David Maximilian Poitz, Carsten Wunderlich, Karim Ibrahim, Ruth H Strasser, Christian Pfluecke
AIMS: It is hypothesized that inflammation could promote structural and electrical remodelling processes in atrial fibrillation (AF). Atrial infiltration of monocytes and granulocytes has been shown to be dependent on CD11b expression. The aim of this study was to investigate whether treatment of AF by pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) may lead to reduced inflammation, as indicated by a decrease of CD11b expression on monocytes and granulocytes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Flow-cytometric quantification analysis and determination of systemic inflammatory markers of peripheral blood were performed in 75 patients undergoing PVI 1 day before and 6 months after PVI...
January 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070875/atrial-fibrillation-inducibility-during-cavotricuspid-isthmus-dependent-atrial-flutter-ablation-as-a-predictor-of-clinical-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis
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Jorge Romero, Juan Carlos Diaz, Luigi Di Biase, Saurabh Kumar, David Briceno, Usha B Tedrow, Carolina R Valencia, Samuel H Baldinger, Bruce Koplan, Laurence M Epstein, Roy John, Gregory F Michaud, William G Stevenson
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI)-dependent atrial flutter (AFL) are two separate entities that coexist in a significant percentage of patients. We sought to investigate whether AF inducibility during CTI AFL ablation predicted the occurrence of AF at follow-up after successful AFL ablation. METHODS: A systemic review of Medline, Cochrane, and Embase was done for all the clinical studies in which assessment of AF inducibility in patients undergoing ablation for CTI AFL was performed...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069837/high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-as-a-novel-predictor-for-recurrence-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation
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Koki Nakanishi, Shota Fukuda, Hajime Yamashita, Toshifumi Hasegawa, Michihiko Kosaka, Naoya Shirai, Kenei Shimada, Junichi Yoshikawa, Atsushi Tanaka
AIMS: We aimed to determine whether elevated serum high-sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-TnT) levels predict atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 125 consecutive patients with AF (paroxysmal, n = 79; persistent, n = 46) who underwent first-time PVI. Serum hs-TnT, high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), atrial natriuretic peptide, and plasma B-type natriuretic peptide levels were measured in venous samples collected before PVI...
January 8, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069836/optimization-of-catheter-tissue-contact-during-pulmonary-vein-isolation-the-impact-of-atrial-rhythm
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Roberto De Ponti, Raffaella Marazzi, Lorenzo A Doni, Jacopo Marazzato, Claudia Baratto, Jorge A Salerno-Uriarte
AIMS: During pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), even if operators are aware of the contact force (CF), its values may greatly vary and the impact of cardiac rhythm has not been thoroughly investigated yet. This study aims at assessing the actual values of CF, the applications with suboptimal CF, and the impact of cardiac rhythm on CF during PVI. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty patients undergoing point-by-point PVI with a CF-sensing catheter were considered. CF target was between 6 and 40 g...
January 8, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054738/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-targeting-the-vein-of-marshall-in-difficult-mitral-isthmus-ablation-or-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Ji Hyun Lee, Gi-Byoung Nam, Minsu Kim, You Mi Hwang, Jongmin Hwang, Jun Kim, Kee-Joon Choi, You-Ho Kim
INTRODUCTION: The ligament of Marshall may hinder the creation of mitral isthmus (MI) block or pulmonary vein (PV) isolation (PVI) in radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to assess the benefit of RF ablation targeting the vein of Marshall (VOM) in failed cases of MI block or PVI. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent RF ablation targeting the VOM after failed MI ablation or left PVI using the conventional method, which included circumferential point-by-point ablation around the PV antrum and carina, or endocardial MI and epicardial distal coronary sinus (CS) ablation for MI block...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054729/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-empiric-thoracic-vein-isolation-for-the-treatment-of-paroxysmal-and-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-without-structural-heart-disease
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Koichiro Ejima, Ryuta Henmi, Yuji Iwanami, Daigo Yagishita, Morio Shoda, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
INTRODUCTION: The guidelines suggest that an adjuvant substrate modification in addition to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) may be needed for persistent atrial fibrillation (PerAF) assuming that catheter ablation is less successful for PerAF than paroxysmal AF (PAF). To revisit the above assumption, we compared the outcome of the same catheter ablation strategy between PAF and PerAF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two-hundred and thirty-three consecutive patients (mean age 60±10 years, 53 PerAF and 8 long-lasting PerAF) without structural heart disease underwent catheter ablation of AF by the same strategy using an empiric thoracic vein isolation (a wide circumferential PVI plus empiric superior vena cava isolation) as a major part of the strategy without any adjuvant substrate modification...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054727/direct-comparison-of-point-by-point-and-rapid-ultra-high-resolution-electroanatomical-mapping-in-patients-scheduled-for-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Laura Rottner, Andreas Metzner, Feifan Ouyang, Christian Heeger, Kentaro Hayashi, Thomas Fink, Christine Lemes, Shibu Mathew, Tilman Maurer, Bruno REIßMANN, Enida Rexha, Johannes Riedl, Ardan M Saguner, Francesco Santoro, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Christian Sohns
INTRODUCTION: 3D electroanatomical mapping (EAM) is an established tool facilitating catheter ablation. In this context the novel Rhythmia system sets a new bar in fast high-resolution mapping. The aim of this study was to directly compare point-by-point versus rapid ultra high-resolution EAM in patients scheduled for ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) with focus on procedural data, acute success and mid-term clinical outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total number of 74 consecutive patients (48/74 male) with symptomatic AF were scheduled to undergo pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using either Carto or Rhythmia...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054377/left-atrial-substrate-modification-targeting-low-voltage-areas-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alessandro Blandino, Francesca Bianchi, Stefano Grossi, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Maria Rosa Conte, Luca Gaido, Fiorenzo Gaita, Marco Scaglione, Francesco Rametta
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis aims to assess the impact of a voltage-guided substrate modification by targeting low-voltage area (LVA) in addition to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: MEDLINE/PubMed, Cochrane Library and references reporting AF ablation and 'voltage* OR substrate* OR fibrosis OR fibrotic area* were screened and studies included if matching inclusion and exclusion criteria...
January 5, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041997/specialist-visits-and-initiation-of-cancer-directed-treatment-among-a-large-cohort-of-men-diagnosed-with-prostate-cancer
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Eberechukwu Onukwugha, Candice Yong, Michael Naslund, Corinne Woods, C Daniel Mullins, Brian Seal, Arif Hussain
BACKGROUND: The urologist generally manages the treatment of men immediately following the diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa). The role of other physician specialists in this setting is less clear. We investigated whether involvement of other physician specialty types immediately following diagnosis affects initiation of cancer-directed treatment. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study using linked cancer registry and claims data from 1999 to 2009, excluding stage I/II PCa...
December 29, 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040291/substantial-superiority-of-niobe-es-over-niobe-ii-system-in-remote-controlled-magnetic-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Antoine Da Costa, Jean Baptiste Guichard, Nicolas Maillard, Cécile Romeyer-Bouchard, Antoine Gerbay, Karl Isaaz
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AFib) primarily relies upon pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), but such procedures are associated with significant X-ray exposure. The newer Epoch system has been developed so as to enable more precise magnetic navigation whilst limiting X-ray exposure. OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed at quantifying both exposure time and X-ray reduction with the newer Epoch system compared to Niobe II during AFib ablation procedures...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039924/focal-impulse-and-rotor-modulation-for-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-locations-and-one-year-outcomes-of-human-rotors-identified-using-a-64-electrode-basket-catheter
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Roland Richard Tilz, Tina Lin, Andreas Rillig, Christian-H Heeger, Leonie Scholz, Peter Wohlmuth, Tudor Bucur, Andreas Metzner, Shibu Mathew, Erik Wissner, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is currently the gold standard for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). The mechanism for AF-maintenance is still controversial. The concept of rapidly-activating spiral rotors perpetuating AF has led to the development of several rotor-mapping systems. We present our experience with focal impulse and rotor modulation (FIRM) using a 64-electrode basket catheter and computational system and evaluate its feasibility in conjunction with PVI to treat AF...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036064/a-simple-interfacial-platform-for-homogeneous-electrochemical-immunoassays-using-a-poly-vinylimidazole-modified-electrode
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Young-Bong Choi, Won-Yong Jeon, Hyug-Han Kim
In this study, a homogeneous method featuring simple, one-step detection was developed to analyze hippuric acid (HA), a major metabolite of toluene. High sensitivity was achieved with the facile immobilization of poly(vinylimidazole) (PVI) on an indium tin oxide (ITO) electrode. Using a previously developed approach, pentacyanoferrate was coordinated with pyridyl-N ligands, and the redox-active Fe(II/III) centers were bound to Ni(II) ions on the electrode via electrostatic cyanide bridges. The detection was accomplished by the competitive binding of free HA and pentacyanoferrate-(4-aminomethylpyridine-hippuric acid) (Fe-HA, the electron transfer mediator) to the HA antibody on the Ni(II) ions-modified PVI-ITO (Ni-PVI-ITO) electrode...
December 29, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027725/effect-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-mortality-in-patients-who-underwent-lower-extremity-peripheral-vascular-intervention
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Joe X Xie, Thomas J Glorioso, Philip B Dattilo, Vikas Aggarwal, P Michael Ho, Anna E Barón, Darcy Donaldson, Ehrin J Armstrong, Andrew Klein, Jay Giri, Thomas T Tsai
It is known that chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased postoperative morbidity and mortality in patients with peripheral artery disease who underwent lower extremity surgical revascularization; however, outcomes after peripheral vascular intervention (PVI) are less well established. This study sought to determine the impact of CKD on adverse outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease who underwent PVI. Using data from the Veteran Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking System Program, we identified a cohort of 755 patients who underwent lower extremity PVI from June 2005 to August 2010 at 33 sites...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017937/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-very-young-adults-a-5-year-follow-up-study
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Ardan M Saguner, Tilman Maurer, Erik Wissner, Francesco Santoro, Christine Lemes, Shibu Mathew, Christian Sohns, Christian H Heeger, Bruno Reißmann, Johannes Riedl, Thomas Fink, Kentaro Hayashi, Peter Wohlmuth, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Feifan Ouyang, Andreas Metzner
AIMS: Catheter ablation is an established therapy for symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). However, outcome data on catheter ablation for AF in young adults is scarce. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 2005-2014, 85 consecutive young adults (mean age 31 ± 4 years; 69% men) with symptomatic paroxysmal AF (PAF, n = 52) and persistent (Pers) AF (n = 33) underwent pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) [±ablation of complex fractionated atrial electrograms/linear lesions in PVI non-responders] at our centre...
December 25, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012050/comparative-assessment-of-plaque-media-change-on-three-modalities-of-ivus-immediately-after-implantation-of-either-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-or-everolimus-eluting-metallic-stent-in-absorb-ii-study
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Yaping Zeng, Rafael Cavalcante, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yohei Sotomi, Carlos Collet, Mahammad Abdelghani, Hans Jonker, Franck Digne, Dieter Horstkotte, Manfred Zehender, Ciro Indolfi, Francesco Saia, Rosario Fiorilli, Bernard Chevalier, Leonardo Bolognese, Javier Goicolea, Shaoping Nie, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W Serruys
The purpose of the study to assess the comparability of immediate changes in plaque/media volume (PV) on three modalities of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) after implantation of either bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) or everolimus-eluting metallic stent (EES) in Absorb II Study. The two devices have different device volume and ultrasound backscattering that may interfere with the "plaque/media" assessed by three modalities on IVUS: grayscale, backscattering of radiofrequency and brightness function. In a multicenter randomized controlled trial, 501 patients with stable or unstable angina underwent documentary IVUS pre- and post- implantation...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011800/important-reduction-of-the-radiation-dose-for-pulmonary-vein-isolation-using-a-multimodal-approach
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Heiko Lehrmann, Amir S Jadidi, Jan Minners, Cornelius Keyl, Willibald Hochholzer, Filipe Carrapatoso, Dietmar Trenk, Reinhold Weber, Thomas Arentz
AIMS: The number of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) ablation procedures is steadily increasing worldwide resulting in a substantial radiation exposure to patients and operators. The aim of our study was to reduce radiation exposure during these procedures to a critical amount without compromising patient safety. METHODS AND RESULTS: First, we assessed radiation exposure for primary PVI procedures over time (2005-2015) at the University Heart Center Freiburg-Bad Krozingen...
December 23, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011328/impact-of-acute-atrial-fibrillation-af-termination-and-prolongation-of-af-cycle-length-afcl-on-the-outcome-of-ablation-of-persistent-af-a-sub-study-of-the-star-af-ii-trial
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Simon Kochhäuser, Chen-Yang Jiang, Timothy R Betts, Jian Chen, Isabel Deisenhofer, Roberto Mantovan, Laurent Macle, Carlos A Morillo, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Rukshen Weerasooriya, Jean-Paul Albenque, Stefano Nardi, Endrj Menardi, Paul Novak, Prashanthan Sanders, Atul Verma
BACKGROUND: There is controversy about the impact of acute AF termination and prolongation of AFCL during ablation on the long-term procedural outcome. OBJECTIVE: We analyzed the influence of AF termination and AFCL-prolongation on freedom from AF in patients from the STAR-AF II trial. METHODS: Acute changes in AFCL and AF termination were collected during the index procedure of the STAR-AF II trial and compared to recurrence of AF at 18 months...
December 20, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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