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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147720/anticoagulation-in-atrial-fibrillation-current-evidence-and-guideline-recommendations
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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/29145303/epicardial-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-brugada-syndrome-with-electrical-storm-during-ventricular-fibrillation-a-case-report
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Shufen Jiang, Xiaomeng Yin, Chang Dong, Yunlong Xia, Jinqiu Liu
RATIONALE: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is characterized by ST segment elevation at the J point ≥2 mm in the right precordial electrocardiogram (ECG) leads, in the absence of structural heart disease, electrolyte disturbances, or ischemia. It is a well-described cause of sudden death in young patients, especially in the age of between 30 and 40 years old. Here, we reported an unusual case of electrical storm (ES) of ventricular fibrillation (VF) caused by BrS with complete right bundle-branch block (CRBBB) in a 75-year-old male patient...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145266/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-arrhythmia-originating-from-isolated-outflow-tract-diverticulum-two-case-reports-and-literature-review
#3
Xinbin Zhou, Haibin Xu, Zhijun Wang
RATIONALE: Congenital ventricular diverticulum is a rare cardiac malformation with a prevalence of about 0.26% in unselected adult patients during other diagnostic procedures. Ventricular arrhythmia originating from outflow tract diverticulum is even rarer and its etiology, epidemiology and proper treatment still remain controversial. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present 2 cases of isolated outflow tract diverticulum incidentally revealed by cardiac angiography during catheter ablation for ventricular arrhythmia...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144514/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-elderly-population
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138409/predicting-the-origin-of-ventricular-arrhythmia-using-acoustic-cardiography
#5
Chin-Yu Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Tze-Fan Chao, Fa-Po Chung, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Jo-Nan Liao, Yao-Ting Chang, Abigail Louise D Te, Shinya Yamada, Hao-Min Cheng, Shih-Hsien Sung, Ling Kuo, Hsing-Yuan Li, Ting-Yung Chang, Hoang Quang Minh, Simon Salim, Ting-Chung Huang, Shih-Ann Chen
This study aimed to examine the relationship between measurements related to heart sounds and the origin of ventricular arrhythmia. We retrospectively evaluated 45 patients undergoing catheter ablation with contemporaneous digital acoustic cardiography of the first heart sound (S1) and the second heart sound (S2). The patients with baseline wide QRS morphology (>120 ms or aberrant conduction), heart failure, valvular heart disease, chronic pulmonary disease, and obesity were excluded. Ventricular arrhythmias from the left ventricle had an increased S1 complexity score and S1 duration in comparison to adjacent sinus beats...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138143/minimally-invasive-stand-alone-cox-maze-procedure-for-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-perioperative-safety-and-5-year-outcomes
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Niv Ad, Sari D Holmes, Ted Friehling
BACKGROUND: Rhythm control is challenging in patients with extended atrial fibrillation (AF) duration and persistent/long-standing persistent AF. Among surgical approaches to treat AF, the Cox maze procedure performed using alternative energy sources remains superior to other beating heart techniques. We examined permanence of safety and success for the on-pump, minimally invasive, stand-alone Cox maze procedure 5 years after surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Stand-alone, right 5 cm minithoracotomy, Cox maze III/IV procedure for nonparoxysmal AF was conducted in 133 patients (mean follow-up=65±34 months)...
November 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135523/targeting-nonpulmonary-vein-triggers-during-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-is-the-game-worth-the-candle
#7
Ahmed AlTurki, Howard J Marshall, Riccardo Proietti
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Triggers for atrial fibrillation are found outside the pulmonary veins in 12-20% of cases. The role of addressing these triggers during catheter ablations has not been well defined. Therefore, the aim of this review is to summarize the effect of ablation of nonpulmonary vein triggers in addition to pulmonary vein isolation across the spectrum of atrial fibrillation in patients receiving catheter ablation. RECENT FINDINGS: In paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, an inducible nonpulmonary vein trigger is an independent predictor of recurrence...
November 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131442/increased-rates-of-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-following-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-overweight-and-obese-patients
#8
Bhradeev Sivasambu, Muhammad A Balouch, Tarek Zghaib, Rizma J Bajwa, Jonathan Chrispin, Ronald D Berger, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Saman Nazarian, Joseph E Marine, Hugh Calkins, David D Spragg
INTRODUCTION: Catheter ablation is common for patients with symptomatic, drug-refractory atrial fibrillation (AF). Obesity is a known risk factor for incident AF. The impact of obesity on AF ablation outcomes is incompletely understood. We sought to determine the impact of elevated body mass index (BMI) on pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) procedural outcomes and associated complications. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated patients undergoing PVI from 2001 to 2015, dividing them into four groups: normal weight (BMI ≥ 18...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119214/safety-and-efficacy-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-tachyarrhythmia-in-children-weighing-less-than-10%C3%A2-kg
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Noriyasu Ozaki, Yoshihide Nakamura, Tsugutoshi Suzuki, Jun Yoshimoto, Keiko Toyohara, Hitoo Fukuhara, Hiroshi Katayama, Kanta Kishi, Yutaka Odanaka, Hiroshi Tamai
An increasing number of children are undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for tachyarrhythmia. However, infants and toddlers undergoing RFCA are often resistant to medication or need to eliminate arrhythmia substrate, and the risks of RFCA complications are still high in infants and toddlers. From April 2008 and December 2016, 285 children who underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) were stratified according to body weight (group A, less than 10 kg, n = 22; group B, over 10 kg, n = 263) and the clinical features of RFCA were retrospectively reviewed in these groups...
November 8, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098486/implantable-loop-recorders-in-the-real-world-a-study-of-two-canadian-centers
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Omar A Ibrahim, Doran Drew, Christopher J Hayes, William McIntyre, Colette M Seifer, Wilma Hopman, Benedict Glover, Adrian M Baranchuk
PURPOSE: Implantable loop recorders (ILRs) are increasingly being used for ambulatory electrocardiography. We sought to evaluate ILR indications, diagnostic yield, ILR-guided interventions, and complications in two Canadian centers. METHODS: This was a retrospective study using electronic medical records to identify ILR implants at Queen's University and the University of Manitoba. Information was collected on patient characteristics, medications, indication for implant, results of prior investigations, diagnostic outcome, and subsequent management...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092038/results-of-the-first-investigator-initiated-randomized-clinical-trial-of-nmarqtm-pvactm-and-thoracoscopic-ablation-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Conn Sugihara, Steve Furniss, Jonathan Hyde, Michael Lewis, Neil Sulke
Aims: To investigate the effect of minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgical ablation and nMARQ irrigated multi-electrode phased radiofrequency (RF) ablation to treat paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with PVAC multi-electrode phased RF ablation, with beat-to-beat device-derived Holter monitoring throughout the study duration. Methods and results: An investigator-initiated prospective trial of patients with paroxysmal AF randomized (1:1:1) to initial surgical, nMARQ or PVAC ablation...
October 30, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092036/antegrade-transseptal-approach-for-left-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-in-patients-with-previous-mitraclip-implantation
#12
Kentaro Hayashi, Christian-H Heeger, Shibu Mathew, Tilman Maurer, Christine Lemes, Johannes Riedl, Bruno Reißmann, Christian Frerker, Stephan Geidel, Michael Schmoeckel, Ardan M Saguner, Francesco Santoro, Roland Richard Tilz, Andreas Metzner, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Feifan Ouyang
Aims: Antegrade-transseptal approach to treat left ventricular tachyarrhythmia (LVT) is useful and widespread. Meanwhile, Mitraclip has been recently introduced as an alternative to mitral valve surgery for severe mitral regurgitation, usually coexisting with ventricular arrhythmias. However, data on the antegrade approach for mapping and ablating LVT in these patients are insufficient. We evaluated the feasibility and clinical impact of the antegrade approach for LVT after Mitraclip implantation...
October 30, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079566/swine-atrioventricular-node-ablation-using-stereotactic-radiosurgery-methods-and-in-vivo-feasibility-investigation-for-catheter-free-ablation-of-cardiac-arrhythmias
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Marwan M Refaat, Jad A Ballout, Patrick Zakka, Mostafa Hotait, Karine A Al Feghali, Ibrahim Abu Gheida, Charbel Saade, Mukbil Hourani, Fady Geara, Malek Tabbal, Pierre Sfeir, Wassim Jalbout, Wael Al-Jaroudi, Abdo Jurjus, Bassem Youssef
BACKGROUND: Linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery delivered to cardiac arrhythmogenic foci could be a promising catheter-free ablation modality. We tested the feasibility of in vivo atrioventricular (AV) node ablation in swine using stereotactic radiosurgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five Large White breed swine (weight 40-75 kg; 4 females) were studied. Single-chamber St Jude pacemakers were implanted in each pig. The pigs were placed under general anesthesia, and coronary/cardiac computed tomography simulation scans were performed to localize the AV node...
October 27, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075979/second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Hazem Omran, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben, Stephan Molatta, Thomas Fischbach, Birgit Wellmann, Dieter Horstkotte, Britta Körber, Georg Nölker
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation is an established treatment option for patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). The cornerstone of AF ablation is pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). The second-generation cryoballoon (2G-CB) has shown non-inferiority to radiofrequency (RF) ablation in paroxysmal AF in several trials. Growing evidence suggests that 2G-CB is also effective in patients with persistent AF (perAF). The aim of this study was to summarize and analyze available data on safety and mid-term (≥ 12 months) efficacy of PVI using 2G-CB in patients with perAF...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071765/ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-using-a-2-nd-generation-cryoballoon-catheter-or-contact-force-sensing-radiofrequency-ablation-catheter-a-comparison-of-costs-and-long-term-clinical-outcomes
#15
Miki Yokokawa, Aman Chugh, Rakesh Latchamsetty, Hamid Ghanbari, Thomas Crawford, Krit Jongnarangsin, Ryan Cunnane, Mohammed Saeed, Kyle Hornsby, Kavita Krishnasamy, Watchara Lohawijarn, Robert Keast, David Karpenko, Frank Bogun, Frank Pelosi, Fred Morady, Hakan Oral
INTRODUCTION: Although noninferiority of cryoballoon ablation (CBA) and radiofrequency catheter ablation for antral pulmonary vein isolation (APVI) has been reported in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), it is not clear whether contact force sensing (CF-RFA) and CBA with the 2(nd) generation catheter have similar procedural costs and long-term outcomes. The objective of this study is to compare the long-term efficacy and cost implications of CBA and CF-RFA in patients with PAF...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071756/novel-electrophysiological-criteria-for-septal-ventricular-outflow-tract-tachycardias-requiring-a-sequential-bilateral-ablation
#16
Chin-Yu Lin, Fa-Po Chung, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Jo-Nan Liao, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Tze-Fan Chao, Yao-Ting Chang, Yun-Yu Chen, Abigail Louise D Te, Shinya Yamada, Ling Kuo, Jennifer Jeanne B Vicera, Ting-Yung Chang, Hoang Quang Minh, Simon Salim, Ting-Chung Huang, Shih-Ann Chen
BACKGROUND: Septal ventricular outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias (OT-VAs) are defined as septal origin VAs from the right ventricular or left ventricular OT. Patients with septal OT-VAs may require a sequential bilateral OT ablation. This study aimed to evaluate the electrophysiological characteristics and ablation outcome in patients with septal OT-VAs. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the electrocardiography and electrophysiological parameters in 96 patients (mean age 49 ± 15 years, 49 male) undergoing bilateral activation mapping before catheter ablation of idiopathic septal OT-VAs...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071387/-ventricular-arrhythmias-what-has-been-confirmed-in-therapy
#17
REVIEW
D Duncker, J Bauersachs, C Veltmann
Ventricular arrhythmias include a wide range of potentially benign single ventricular premature contractions to ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation with a risk for sudden cardiac death. The diagnosis of ventricular arrhythmia is made by 12-lead electrocardiogram, 24 h Holter monitoring, an external or implantable loop recorder, or during in-hospital monitoring. Especially the diagnosis of wide complex tachycardias is challenging in terms of differentiating between ventricular tachycardia and supraventricular tachycardia with aberrant atrioventricular conduction...
October 25, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056956/clinical-outcomes-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-octogenarians-10-year-experience-of-a-one-high-volume-center
#18
Alan Bulava, Jiri Hanis, Ladislav Dusek
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) increases with age. Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is an established treatment option superior to antiarrhythmics (AAs). In this study, we investigated safety and efficacy of RFCA of AF in octogenarians. METHODS: From our database, we extracted procedural and follow-up data for patients ≥ 80 years with symptomatic AF undergoing RFCA and compared this population to RFCA patients ≤ 50 years. All patients underwent pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) supplemented by linear lesions in PVI-nonresponders...
September 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056955/comparison-of-long-term-outcome-between-patients-aged-65-years-vs-%C3%A2-65-years-after-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Zsuzsanna Kis, Anna Me Noten, Mihran Martirosyan, Astrid A Hendriks, Rohit Bhagwandien, Tamas Szili-Torok
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequent arrhythmia, and its prevalence is increasing with aging. We aimed to compare the long-term outcome data of patients < 65 years vs. ≥ 65 years who underwent catheter ablation (CA) for drug-refractory AF. METHODS: Consecutive patients with primary pulmonary vein isolation performed between March 2001 and December 2011, and those who completed a five-year of follow-up were divided into two groups: patients aged < 65 years into group 1, and patients aged ≥ 65 into group 2...
September 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056544/lack-of-prognostic-value-of-atrial-arrhythmia-inducibility-and-change-in-inducibility-status-following-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Pasquale Santangeli, Erica S Zado, Fermin C Garcia, Michael P Riley, David Lin, David S Frankel, Gregory E Supple, Robert D Schaller, Sanjay Dixit, David J Callans, Francis E Marchlinski
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have suggested a role of atrial arrhythmia inducibility as an endpoint of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). The prognostic value of non-inducibility after ablation and of a change in inducibility status have not been investigated in large studies. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the prognostic role of non-inducibility and of a change in inducibility status after ablation of AF. METHODS: We studied 305 consecutive patients with AF (66% paroxysmal) undergoing antral pulmonary vein (PV) isolation plus non-PV triggers ablation...
October 19, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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