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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211197/recurrences-in-the-blanking-period-and-12-month-success-rate-by-continuous-cardiac-monitoring-after-cryoablation-of-paroxysmal-and-non-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Paolo Pieragnoli, Alessandro Paoletti Perini, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Luca Checchi, Andrea Giomi, Iacopo Muraca, Letizia Mannucci, Luigi Padeletti
INTRODUCTION: Recurrences within the blanking period (early recurrences) are common after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation by pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), but their clinical significance is still controversial. We aimed at evaluating the significance of within-blanking recurrences at 12-month follow-up after cryoballoon (CB) PVI, and to assess the real procedural success rate by continuous monitoring of cardiac rhythm. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty consecutive AF patients (34 paroxysmal, 56...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211132/comparison-of-left-atrial-voltage-between-sinus-rhythm-and-atrial-fibrillation-in-association-with-electrogram-wave-form
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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
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of low-voltage-guided ablation in addition to pulmonary vein (PV) isolation for atrial fibrillation (AF) has been reported with voltage mapping being performed during sinus rhythm (SR) or AF. The study aimed to compare the left atrial voltage between SR and AF in association with the electrogram wave form. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 30 consecutive patients with persistent AF. After completion of PV isolation, electrogram points were taken during both SR and AF at the identical locations evenly throughout the left atrium...
February 16, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209944/impact-of-contact-force-technology-on-reducing-the-recurrence-and-major-complications-of-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xianhui Zhou, Wenkui Lv, Wenhui Zhang, Yuanzheng Ye, Yaodong Li, Qina Zhou, Qiang Xing, Jianghua Zhang, Yanmei Lu, Ling Zhang, Hongli Wang, Wen Qin, Baopeng Tang
Contact force (CF) monitoring can be useful in accomplishing circumferential pulmonary vein (PV) isolation for atrial fibrillation (AF). This meta-analysis aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of a CF-sensing catheter in treating AF. Randomized controlled trials or non-randomized observational studies comparing AF ablation using CF-sensing or standard non-CF (NCF)-sensing catheters were identified from PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Wanfang Data, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (January 1, 1998-2016)...
February 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205119/use-of-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-overlay-for-real-time-cryoballoon-ablation-in-atrial-fibrillation-reduces-radiation-dose-and-contrast-dye
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B Oude Velthuis, M Molenaar, H G Reinhart Dorman, J Y Stevenhagen, M F Scholten, J van der Palen, J M van Opstal
AIMS: Cryoballoon pulmonary vein (PV) isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation has proven to be effective in short-term and long-term follow-up. To visualise the PV anatomy, pre-ablation contrast pulmonary venography is commonly performed. Three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) overlay is a new technique creating a live 3D image of the left atrium by integrating a previously obtained CT scan during fluoroscopy. To evaluate the benefits of 3D CT overlay during cryoballoon ablation, we studied the use of 3D CT overlay versus contrast pulmonary venography in a randomised fashion in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation undergoing cryoballoon PV isolation...
February 15, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204456/the-relationship-between-oesophageal-heating-during-left-atrial-posterior-wall-ablation-and-the-durability-of-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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V Nam Tran, Shigeki Kusa, Jeffrey Smietana, Wen-Chi Tsai, Kabir Bhasin, Andrew Teh, George Syros, Anurag Singh, Subbaro Choudry, Marc A Miller, Jacob Koruth, Andre D'Avila, Srinivas D Dukkipati, Vivek Y Reddy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201538/first-insights-into-cryoballoon-based-pulmonary-vein-isolation-taking-the-individual-time-to-isolation-into-account
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Bruno Reissmann, Erik Wissner, Sebastian Deiss, Christian Heeger, Michael Schlueter, Peter Wohlmuth, Christine Lemes, Shibu Mathew, Tilman Maurer, Christian Sohns, Ardan Saguner, Francesco Santoro, Kentaro Hayashi, Johannes Riedl, Feifan Ouyang, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Andreas Metzner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185351/persistent-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-with-or-without-contact-force-sensing
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Ayman A Hussein, Amr F Barakat, Walid I Saliba, Khaldoun G Tarakji, Mohamed Bassiouny, Bryan Baranowski, Patrick Tchou, Mandeep Bhargava, Thomas Dresing, Thomas Callahan, Daniel Cantillon, Mohamed Kanj, Bruce D Lindsay, Oussama M Wazni
INTRODUCTION: Arrhythmia recurrences remain common after ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation (PersAF). Contact force sensing catheters have been introduced for objective assessment of contact during radiofrequency application and have been suggested to improve outcomes in ablation of paroxysmal AF, but little is known about their role in PersAF ablation. We aimed to compare the procedural profiles and outcomes of (PersAF) ablation with or without using contact force (CF) sensing catheters...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185348/two-independent-mapping-techniques-identify-rotational-activity-patterns-at-sites-of-local-termination-during-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Mahmood Alhusseini, David Vidmar, Gabriela L Meckler, Christopher Kowalewski, Fatemah Shenasa, Paul J Wang, Sanjiv M Narayan, Wouter-Jan Rappel
: The mechanisms for atrial fibrillation (AF) are unclear in part because diverse mapping techniques yield diverse maps ranging from stable organized sources to highly disordered waves. We hypothesized that AF mechanisms may be clarified if mapping techniques were compared in the same patients, and referenced to a clinical endpoint. We compared 2 independent AF mapping techniques in patients in whom local ablation terminated persistent AF before pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). TECHNIQUES AND RESULTS: We identified 12 patients with persistent AF (61...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178968/imatinib-relaxes-the-pulmonary-venous-bed-of-guinea-pigs
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Nina A Maihöfer, Said Suleiman, Daniela Dreymüller, Paul W Manley, Rolf Rossaint, Stefan Uhlig, Christian Martin, Annette D Rieg
BACKGROUND: Recently, the IMPRES study revealed that systemic imatinib improves exercise capacity in patients with advanced pulmonary arterial hypertension. Imatinib blocks the tyrosine kinase activity of the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-receptor (PDGFR), acts antiproliferative and relaxes pulmonary arteries. However so far, the relaxant effects of imatinib on pulmonary veins (PVs) and on the postcapillary resistance are unknown, although pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to left heart disease (LHD) is most common and primarily affects PVs...
February 8, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174170/does-additional-electrogram-guided-ablation-after-linear-ablation-reduce-recurrence-after-catheter-ablation-for-longstanding-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong-Youn Kim, Boyoung Joung, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Hui-Nam Pak
BACKGROUND: Although circumferential pulmonary vein isolation (CPVI) catheter ablation may not be sufficient for long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (L-PeAF), it is not clear which ablation strategy is beneficial in addition to CPVI. We sought to investigate whether additional complex fractionated atrial electrogram (CFAE)-guided ablation improves clinical outcomes in L-PeAF patients who exhibit continuous atrial fibrillation (AF) after CPVI and linear ablation (Line). METHODS AND RESULTS: This study enrolled 137 L-PeAF patients (71...
February 7, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155995/sinus-node-dysfunction-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-reversible-phenomenon
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REVIEW
Larry R Jackson Ii, Bharath Rathakrishnan, Kristen Campbell, Kevin L Thomas, Jonathan P Piccini, Tristram Bahnson, Jonathan A Stiber, James P Daubert
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic sinus node dysfunction (SND) consists of a variety of manifestations including tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is commonly associated with SND, which complicates the management of both conditions. This paper reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical trial data investigating therapeutic approaches for treatment of patients with both SND and AF. METHODS: The authors reviewed articles published in English describing the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and therapeutic approaches for patients with SND and AF...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151919/prenatal-diagnoses-of-an-uncommon-isolated-obstructed-supracardiac-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature-care-compliant
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Iolanda Muntean, Claudiu Mărginean, Răzvan Stanca, Rodica Togănel, Marian Pop, Liliana Gozar
INTRODUCTION: Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection is an uncommon congenital heart disease. Four types are described based on the site of pulmonary venous drainage: supracardiac, cardiac, infradiaphragmathic, and mixed connection. In most cases of supracardiac type, the common venous confluence drains through an ascending left vertical vein into the brachiocephalic vein, right superior vena cava, and then into the right atrium. Anomalous connection of the pulmonary venous confluence directly to the right SVC, especially the obstructed form is an unusual and severe supracardiac variant...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151545/healthcare-utilization-and-quality-of-life-improvement-after-ablation-for-paroxysmal-af-in-younger-and-older-patients
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Angelo B Biviano, Tina D Hunter, Gopi Dandamudi, Robert S Fishel, Brett Gidney, Bengt Herweg, Saumil R Oza, Anshul Mahendra Patel, Huijian Wang, Scott J Pollak
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) prevalence increases significantly with age. Little is known about the effect of AF ablation on quality of life and healthcare utilization in the elderly. The objective of this study was to quantify the healthcare utilization and quality of life benefits of catheter ablation for AF, for patients ≥65 years compared to patients <65 years. METHODS: Two multi-center US registry studies enrolled patients with paroxysmal AF. Baseline characteristics and acute outcomes were collected for 736 patients receiving catheter ablation with the NAVISTAR® THERMOCOOL® SF Catheter (Biosense Webster, Inc...
February 2, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150508/is-the-knowledge-of-contact-force-beneficial-in-pulmonary-vein-antrum-isolation
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Rune Borregaard, Henrik Kjærulf Jensen, Bawer Jalal Tofig, Samuel Alberg Thrysøe, Christian Gerdes, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Peter Lukac
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of the operator knowing the real-time contact force (CF) on the efficacy of pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI). METHODS: Fifty patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) or short lasting persistent AF were randomized to CF guided PVAI (n = 25) or conventional PVAI (n = 25). In the CF guided group, CF between 10 and 40 grams (g) was aimed at. Efficacy of PVAI was measured as reduction in AF burden (AFB) and time to AF recurrence detected by implantable cardiac monitor (ICM), inserted 3 months before PVAI...
February 2, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150281/predictors-of-late-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-cryoballoon-based-pulmonary-vein-isolation-a-meta-analysis
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Dajun Quan, He Huang, Bin Kong, Qi Li, Jiafen Liao, Guangji Wang
BACKGROUND: The recurrence rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) after cryoballoon ablation in drug refractory AF patients is high. Late-recurrence of AF has various predictors. The aim of the study was to explore the related risk factors that can effectively predict late AF recurrence after cryoballoon-based pulmonary vein isolation. METHODS: The PubMed and Web of Science databases were searched from 1 January 2013 to 1 August 2016, and studies were chosen that met the pre-stated inclusion criteria...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139447/incidence-characteristic-and-outcomes-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-among-type-2-diabetes-patients-an-observational-population-based-study-in-spain
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Isabel Jiménez-Trujillo, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Javier de Miguel-Díez, José M de Miguel-Yanes, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Manuel Méndez-Bailón, Napoleón Pérez-Farinós, Miguel-Ángel Salinero-Fort, Ana López-de-Andrés
BACKGROUND: To describe incidence, characteristics and outcomes of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) during hospitalization among patients with or without type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHODS: We used the Spanish national hospital discharge database to select all hospitalization with VAP in subjects aged 40years or more from 2010 to 2014. We analyzed incidence, patient comorbidities, procedures, pneumonia pathogens and in-hospital outcomes according to diabetes status (T2DM and no-diabetes)...
January 27, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124593/the-short-and-long-term-efficacy-of-pulmonary-vein-isolation-as-a-sole-treatment-strategy-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zsuzsanna Kis, Taulant Muka, Oscar H Franco, Wichor M Bramer, Lennart J De Vries, Attila Kardos, Tamas Szili-Torok
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is an accepted treatment strategy for catheter ablation (CA) of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). In this study we aimed to assess the short, mid- and long-term outcome of PVI as a sole treatment strategy for PAF. METHODS: Six bibliographic electronic databases were searched to identify all published relevant studies until December 14, 2015. Search of the scientific literature was performed for studies describing outcomes with mean follow-up > 24 months after PAF ablation...
January 17, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123766/low-incidence-of-left-atrial-delayed-enhancement-with-mri-in-patients-with-af-a-single-centre-experience
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John P Bois, James Glockner, Phillip M Young, Thomas A Foley, Seth Sheldon, Darrell B Newman, Grace Lin, Douglas L Packer, Peter A Brady
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained atrial arrhythmia. One potential target for ablation is left atrial (LA) scar (LAS) regions that may be the substrate for re-entry within the atria, thereby sustaining AF. Identification of LAS through LA delayed gadolinium enhancement (LADE) with MRI has been proposed. OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate LADE in patients referred for catheter ablation of AF. METHODS: Prospective analysis was conducted of consecutive patients who underwent pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) ablation for AF at a single institution...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122804/second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-young-adults-midterm-outcome-in-patients-under-40-years-of-age
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Darragh Moran, Valentina De Regibus, Carlo de Asmundis, Ken Takarada, Giacomo Mugnai, Erwin Ströker, Arash Aryana, Saverio Iacopino, Diego Ruggiero, Hugo Enrique Coutiño-Moreno, Rajin Choudhury, Juan-Pablo Abugattas, Ebru Hacioglu, Gaetano Paparella, Pedro Brugada, Gian-Battista Chierchia
AIMS: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) has been demonstrated more effective in young patients, in which the substrate for atrial fibrillation (AF) is probably more confined to pulmonary vein potentials. The present study sought to focus on the midterm outcomes in patients under 40 years having undergone PVI with the Cryoballoon Advance because of drug resistant AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between June 2012 and December 2015, 57 patients having undergone Cryoballoon ablation (CB-A) below 40 years of age for AF in our centre were retrospectively analysed and considered for our analysis...
January 25, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120557/a-thin-left-atrial-antral-wall-around-the-pulmonary-vein-reflects-structural-remodeling-by-atrial-fibrillation-and-is-associated-with-stroke
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Junbeom Park, Chul Hwan Park, Jae Sun Uhm, Hui Nam Pak, Moon Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung
PURPOSE: Circumferential pulmonary (PV) vein isolation (CPVI) is the most important treatment strategy for atrial fibrillation (AF). While understanding left atrial wall thickness around PVs (PVWT) prior to catheter ablation is important, its clinical implications are not known. This study aimed to evaluate PVWT characteristics according to underlying disease and to identify associations between PVWT and reconnections of PV potentials (PVPs) in redo ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 28 patients who underwent redo-AF ablation, PVWT and reconnected PVPs were evaluated at 12 sites (1-12 o'clock) around each PV...
March 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
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