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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432503/high-voltage-zones-within-the-pulmonary-vein-antra-major-determinants-of-acute-pulmonary-vein-reconnections-after-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Koichi Nagashima, Ichiro Watanabe, Yasuo Okumura, Kazuki Iso, Keiko Takahashi, Ryuta Watanabe, Masaru Arai, Sayaka Kurokawa, Toshiko Nakai, Kimie Ohkubo, Shunichi Yoda, Atsushi Hirayama
PURPOSE: Recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is mainly due to PV reconnections. Patient-specific tissue characteristics that may contribute remain unidentified. This study aimed to assess the relationship between the bipolar electrogram voltage amplitudes recorded from the PV-left atrial (LA) junction and acute PV reconnection sites. METHODS: Three-dimensional LA voltage maps created before an extensive encircling PVI in 47 AF patients (31 men; mean age 62 ± 11 years) were examined for an association between the EGM voltage amplitude recorded from the PV-LA junction and acute post-PVI PV reconnections (spontaneous PV reconnections and/or ATP-provoked dormant PV conduction)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431512/hemoglobin-a1c-and-risk-of-left-atrial-thrombus-and-spontaneous-echo-contrast-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Rong-Ren Kuang, Fang-Zhou Liu, Yun-Peng Li, Wei-Dong Lin, Hua-Sheng Liang, Ai-Hua Chen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship between hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and risk of left atrial thrombus/spontaneous echo contrast (LAT/SEC) in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 1158 consecutive non-valvular AF patients undergoing transesophageal echocardiography prior to radiofrequency catheter ablation or electric cardioversion were enrolled. Baseline characteristics were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: There were 87 (7...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431066/limited-left-atrial-surgical-ablation-effectively-treats-atrial-fibrillation-but-decreases-left-atrial-function
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Marieke G Compier, Laurens F Tops, Jerry Braun, Katja Zeppenfeld, Robert J Klautz, Martin J Schalij, Serge A Trines
Aims: Limited left atrial (LA) surgical ablation with bipolar radiofrequency is considered to be an effective procedure for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). We studied whether limited LA surgical ablation concomitant to cardiac surgery is able to maintain LA function. Methods and Results: Thirty-six consecutive patients (age 66 ± 12 years, 53% male, 78% persistent AF) scheduled for valve surgery and/or coronary revascularization and concomitant LA surgical ablation were included...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431050/role-of-adenosine-guided-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-patients-undergoing-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis
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Yi-He Chen, Hui Lin, Cheng-Long Xie, Jian-Wen Hou, Yi-Gang Li
Aims: Adenosine had been reported to unmask dormant conduction and thus identify pulmonary vein at risk of reconnection. However, the role of adjunctive adenosine infusion after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) on long-term arrhythmia-free survival was still contentious. The purpose of the present meta-analysis was to assess the association of adenosine testing with long-term ablation success in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) (i.e. freedom from AF recurrence). Methods and Results: We systematically searched the electronic databases and finally included 10 studies, with 1771 patients undergoing adenosine-guided PVI and 1787 patients undergoing conventional PVI...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429702/case-images-successful-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-originating-in-left-atrial-appendage-with-single-shot-cryoballoon-technique
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Uğur Canpolat, Banu Evranos, Nihan Bahadır, Hikmet Yorgun, Kudret Aytemir
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429528/use-of-adenosine-to-shorten-the-post-ablation-waiting-period-for-cavotricuspid-isthmus-dependent-atrial-flutter
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Gustavo Morales, Yousef H Darrat, Nicolas Lellouche, Sun Moon Kim, Muhammad Butt, Katrina Bidwell, William Lippert, Gbolahan Ogunbayo, David Hamon, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale, Kevin Parrott, Claude S Elayi
BACKGROUND: Dormant conduction unmasked by adenosine predicts clinical recurrences of cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) dependent atrial flutter following catheter ablation. Conventional practice involves a waiting period of 20 to 30 minutes after achievement of a bidirectional line of block (BDB) to monitor for recovery of conduction. OBJECTIVE: Assess whether abolition of dormant conduction with adenosine immediately after CTI ablation and BDB can predict the lack of CTI conduction recovery during the following 30 minutes...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429499/atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-isolated-pulmonary-veins-is-sinus-rhythm-achievable
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Judit Szilágyi, Gregory M Marcus, Nitish Badhwar, Byron K Lee, Randall J Lee, Vasanth Vedantham, Zian H Tseng, Tomos Walters, Melvin Scheinman, Jeffrey Olgin, Edward P Gerstenfeld
BACKGROUND: The cornerstone of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is isolation of the pulmonary veins (PVs). Patients with recurrent AF undergoing repeat ablation usually have PV reconnection (PVr). The ablation strategy and outcome of patients undergoing repeat ablation who have persistent isolation of all PVs (PVi) at the time of repeat ablation is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied consecutive patients with recurrent AF undergoing repeat ablation and compared patients with PVi to those with PVr...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427852/circumferential-pulmonary-vein-isolation-with-second-generation-multipolar-catheter-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-or-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-procedural-and-one-year-follow-up-results
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Stefan G Spitzer, Patrick Leitz, Anke Langbein, Laszlo Karolyi, Frank Scharfe, Thomas Weinmann, Carola Rämmler, Christian Pott, Gerold Mönnig, Lars Eckardt
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of procedural and follow-up data on pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with the second-generation pulmonary vein ablation catheter® (PVAC Gold) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). This study provides data on PVI procedures and 1-year follow-up results with PVAC Gold in patients with AF treated in clinical practice. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three hundred and eighty four patients with documented symptomatic paroxysmal (n=198) or persistent (n=186) AF were included in a non-randomized prospectively designed database...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427735/comparison-of-frequency-and-characteristics-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-having-ablation-with-versus-without-coronary-narrowing-%C3%A2-50-by-angiography
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Toshiro Tomomatsu, Itsuro Morishima, Kenji Okumura, Hideyuki Tsuboi, Yasuhiro Morita, Kensuke Takagi, Ruka Yoshida, Hiroaki Nagai, Yoshihiro Ikai, Naoki Shibata, Kazuhito Tsuzuki, Takahito Sone, Toyoaki Murohara
Atrial fibrillation (AF) shares background comorbidities with coronary artery disease (CAD), including hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The aim of the study is to evaluate the prevalence, risk factors, and prognostic significance of CAD among patients who underwent catheter ablation for AF. In 544 consecutive registered patients who underwent catheter ablation for AF (CHADS2 score 1.2 ± 1.1, paroxysmal AF 57%), quantitative coronary angiography was used to detect CAD, defined as luminal narrowing of ≥50% in diameter...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427082/perioperative-outcomes-and-safety-of-atrial-fibrillation-catheter-ablation-in-octogenarians-a-retrospective-study-and-review-of-the-benefits-of-rhythm-control
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Stephanie Hakimian, Juan C Camacho, Edwin Grajeda Silvestri, Farid AbdelMalak, Elie Donath, Robert Chait
OBJECTIVES: Catheter ablation for rhythm control has emerged as a successful therapeutic option for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), though it has not been well studied in octogenarians. This study evaluates its safety in octogenarians in a community hospital and reviews the benefits of rhythm control. METHODS: Among 1,592 patients undergoing AF ablation, 84 octogenarian were identified. The primary outcome was normal sinus rhythm (NSR) on electrocardiogram at discharge...
April 21, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424659/online-measurement-of-microembolic-signal-burden-by-transcranial-doppler-during-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-results-of-a-multicenter-trial
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Christian von Bary, Thomas Deneke, Thomas Arentz, Anja Schade, Heiko Lehrmann, Sabine Fredersdorf, Dobri Baldaranov, Lars Maier, Felix Schlachetzki
INTRODUCTION: Left atrial pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is an accepted treatment option for patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). This procedure can be complicated by stroke or silent cerebral embolism. Online measurement of microembolic signals (MESs) by transcranial Doppler (TCD) may be useful for characterizing thromboembolic burden during PVI. In this prospective multicenter trial, we investigated the burden, characteristics, and composition of MES during left atrial catheter ablation using a variety of catheter technologies...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423144/efficacy-of-catheter-ablation-for-nonparoxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Guy Amit, Jonathan Nyong, Carlos A Morillo
Clinical Question: Is catheter ablation better than antiarrhythmic drugs for the prevention of nonparoxysmal atrial fibrillation? Bottom Line: Radiofrequency catheter ablation was found to be superior to antiarrhythmic drugs in preventing recurrences of nonparoxysmal atrial fibrillation and reducing hospital admissions.
April 19, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423126/chronic-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-with-harmonic-scalpel-during-mitral-valve-surgery
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Alexandre Visconti Brick, Domingo M Braile
Objective: To evaluate surgical treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation with ultrasound in patients with mitral valve disease, considering preoperative clinical characteristics of patients undergoing surgical procedure and follow-up in the immediate postoperative period, in hospital and up to 60 months after discharge. Methods: We studied 100 patients with chronic atrial fibrillation and mitral valve disease who underwent surgical treatment using ultrasound ablation...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422368/safety-and-efficacy-of-pulmonary-vein-isolation-using-a-surround-flow-catheter-with-contact-force-measurement-capabilities-a-multicenter-registry
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Giuseppe Stabile, Paolo Di Donna, Vincenzo Schillaci, Antonio Di Monaco, Assunta Iuliano, Domenico Caponi, Francesco Urraro, Francesco Solimene, Massimo Grimaldi, Marco Scaglione
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation is the cornerstone of catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Surround flow and contact force (CF) measurement capabilities might enhance procedure efficacy and safety. We report on the safety and mid-term efficacy of a novel ablation catheter for PV isolation in patients with AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two hundred thirty-three consecutive patients (57±11 years, 76% males, 51% with structural heart disease) referred for paroxysmal (157) or persistent (76) AF, underwent PV isolation by a surround flow catheter with CF measurement capability in 4 centers...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421621/presence-of-ganglia-and-telocytes-in-proximity-to-myocardial-sleeve-tissue-in-the-porcine-pulmonary-veins-wall
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T Vandecasteele, P Cornillie, K Vandevelde, A Logothetidou, L Couck, G van Loon, W Van den Broeck
Ganglia and telocytes were identified inside the porcine pulmonary veins wall near myocardial sleeve tissue at the atriopulmonary junction. These structures are reported to play a role in the initiation of pulses from outside the heart, which potentially can cause cardiac conduction disorders such as atrial fibrillation. In-depth knowledge on the fine structure of the pulmonary vein wall is a pre-requisite to better understand the underlying pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation and the origin and conduction of ectopic pulses...
April 19, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421588/takotsubo-syndrome-after-pericardial-tamponade-following-cryoballoon-ablation-of-pulmonary-veins-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-and-complicated-by-right-coronary-artery-thrombosis
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Jarosław Hiczkiewicz, Edward Koźluk, Katarzyna Łojewska, Jan Budzianowski, Rafał Zimoląg, Łukasz Grydz, Robert Sabiniewicz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421394/waveform-integrity-in-atrial-fibrillation-the-forgotten-issue-of-cardiac-electrophysiology
#17
Miguel Martínez-Iniesta, Juan Ródenas, Raúl Alcaraz, José J Rieta
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice with an increasing prevalence of about 15% in the elderly. Despite other alternatives, catheter ablation is currently considered as the first-line therapy for the treatment of AF. This strategy relies on cardiac electrophysiology systems, which use intracardiac electrograms (EGM) as the basis to determine the cardiac structures contributing to sustain the arrhythmia. However, the noise-free acquisition of these recordings is impossible and they are often contaminated by different perturbations...
April 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420481/safety-and-feasibility-of-subcutaneous-purse-string-suture-of-the-femoral-vein-after-electrophysiological-procedures-on-uninterrupted-oral-anticoagulation
#18
Marc Kottmaier, Felix Bourier, Tilko Reents, Alina Reiter, Marielouise Kornmayer, Verena Semmler, Martha Telishevska, Katharina Koch-Büttner, Michael Deiss, Stephanie Brooks, Christian Grebmer, Carsten Lennerz, Christoph Kolb, Gabriele Hessling, Isabel Deisenhofer
The aim of this study was to compare safety and feasibility of a subcutaneous purse-string suture (PSS) with manual compression (MC) to gain hemostasis in patients after multiple femoral venous punctures undergoing electrophysiological procedures on uninterrupted oral anticoagulation (OAK). A total of 784 patients who underwent catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (n = 564) or (a)typical atrial flutter (n = 220) were assessed. Four hundred sixty-two patients received PSS (58.9%) and 322 patients (41...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419605/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-electrical-modification-suggesting-transmurality-is-faster-achieved-with-remote-magnetic-catheter-in-comparison-with-contact-force-use
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Sok-Sithikun Bun, Anis Ayari, Decebal Gabriel Latcu, Abdelkarim Errahmouni, Nadir Saoudi
BACKGROUND: Remote magnetic navigation (RMN) and contact force (CF) sensing catheters are available technologies for radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). Our purpose was to compare time to electrogram (EGM) modification suggesting transmural lesions between RMN and CF-guided AF ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: 1008 RF applications were analyzed in 21 patients undergoing RMN (n = 11) or CF-guided ablation (n = 10) for paroxysmal AF. All procedures were performed in sinus rhythm during general anaesthesia...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419594/catheter-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-is-associated-with-a-reduction-in-health-care-resource-utilization
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Michelle Samuel, Meytal Avgil Tsadok, Jacqueline Joza, Hassan Behlouli, Atul Verma, Vidal Essebag, Louise Pilote
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation (CA) is superior to antiarrhythmic therapy at reducing recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF); however, there is limited data regarding whether this decrease translates into a reduction in health care resource utilization. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of AF ablation on long-term health care resource utilization. METHODS: A population-based cohort was constructed to include patients who underwent CA for AF in Quebec, Canada between April 2005 and March 2011...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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