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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520959/the-effects-of-gender-on-electrical-therapies-for-the-heart-procedural-considerations-results-and-complications-a-report-from-the-xii-congress-of-the-italian-association-on-arrhythmology-and-cardiostimulation-aiac
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Igor Diemberger, Raffaella Marazzi, Michela Casella, Francesca Vassanelli, Paola Galimberti, Mario Luzi, Alessio Borrelli, Ezio Soldati, Pier Giorgio Golzio, Stefano Fumagalli, Pietro Francia, Luigi Padeletti, Gianluca Botto, Giuseppe Boriani
Use of cardiac implantable devices and catheter ablation is steadily increasing in Western countries following the positive results of clinical trials. Despite the advances in scientific knowledge, tools development, and techniques improvement we still have some grey area in the field of electrical therapies for the heart. In particular, several reports highlighted differences both in medical behaviour and procedural outcomes between female and male candidates. Women are referred later for catheter ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias, especially atrial fibrillation, leading to suboptimal results...
May 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509708/pvcs-pvc-induced-cardiomyopathy-and-the-role-of-catheter-ablation
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Esseim Sharma, Karuppiah Arunachalam, Mengyang Di, Antony Chu, Abhishek Maan
Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are common arrhythmias noticed in the clinical setting because of premature depolarization of the ventricular myocytes. Although often thought to be reflective of underlying disease rather than intrinsically harmful, PVCs have recently been linked with worse outcomes in patients without significant cardiac disease. Long-term exposure to a high PVC burden can lead to the development of PVC-induced cardiomyopathy. The pathogenesis of this condition is poorly understood at the current time...
June 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507740/mark-josephson-pioneer-educator-and-mentor-to-a-generation-of-cardiac-electrophysiologists
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William G Stevenson
In January 2017 we lost a giant in cardiac electrophysiology, whose work and teachings touched all of us working in the field. Mark Josephson's early work, building on the work of Hein Wellens in using programmed stimulation and catheter mapping to understand scar-related ventricular tachycardias, led the way to surgical and then catheter ablation as a viable therapy for that arrhythmia. His seminal observations are many and catalogued in 'The Josephson School' a wonderful book with 59 Chapters and extensive commentary devoted to his research...
April 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506214/origins-location-of-the-outflow-tract-ventricular-arrhythmias-exhibiting-qrs-pattern-or-qs-pattern-with-a-notch-on-the-descending-limb-in-lead-v1
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Cong Lin, Cheng Zheng, De-Pu Zhou, Xiao-Wei Li, Shu-Jie Wu, Jia-Feng Lin
BACKGROUND: Ventricular outflow tract(VOT) ventricular arrhythmias(VAs) presenting qrS pattern or QS pattern with a notch on the descending limb in lead V1 were consistently thought of arising from the commissure between left and right coronary cusp (L-RCC) by previous studies. However, we found they could originate from other anatomic structures in VOT. This study aimed to investigate the exact origin of this kind VAs. METHODS: Forty-nine patients of VOT premature ventricular contrations/ventricular tachycardia(PVCs/VT) with lead V1 presenting qrS pattern or QS pattern with a notch on the descending limb undergoing successful radiofrequency catheter ablation(RFCA) in our center were analyzed...
May 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500177/efficacy-of-an-anatomical-approach-in-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-idiopathic-ventricular-arrhythmias-originating-from-the-left-ventricular-outflow-tract
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Takumi Yamada, Naoki Yoshida, Harish Doppalapudi, Silvio H Litovsky, H Thomas McElderry, G Neal Kay
BACKGROUND: When anatomic obstacles preclude radiofrequency catheter ablation of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) originating from the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT), an alternative approach from the anatomically opposite side (endocardial versus epicardial or above versus below the aortic valve) may be considered (anatomic ablation). The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of an anatomic ablation in idiopathic LVOT VAs. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 229 consecutive patients with idiopathic LVOT VAs...
May 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496935/catheter-ablation-of-incisional-atrial-tachycardia
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REVIEW
Roman Tatarskiy, Svetlana Garkina, Dmitriy Lebedev
Tachycardias after atrial incisions represent frequent and serious problem. The majority of them are based on a re-entry electrical activation around a combination of anatomic and surgically created obstacles. Considering significant progress of cardiovascular surgery during the last decade along with potential large amount of open-heart procedures in the near future the number of incisional tachycardias has a tendency to increase. The aim of this work was to quantify the magnitude of the problem, characterize the tachycardias after different surgical operations and to analyze possible interventional treatment strategies...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496934/catheter-ablation-for-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Martin Fiala
Persistent and long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation evolves from complex arrhythmogenic substrate and sources. Multiple studies have shown improved freedom from arrhythmia recurrences if sinus rhythm had been restored during the index ablation; however, such harder procedural endpoint requires laborious stepwise approach almost invariably pursuing non-pulmonary-vein sources. Longer-term conversion of persistent atrial fibrillation into sinus rhythm is associated with significant improvement in major indices of hemodynamic and functional status; these indices also represent major predictors of cardiovascular mortality...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496929/management-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-focus-on-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Pawel Matusik, Jacek Lelakowski, Barbara Malecka, Jacek Bednarek, Remigiusz Noworolski
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is leading cardiac arrhythmia with important clinical implications. Its diagnosis is usually made on the basis on 12-lead ECG or 24-hour Holter monitoring. More and more clinical evidence supports diagnostic use of cardiac event recorders and cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED). Treatment options in patients with atrial fibrillation are extensive and are based on chosen rhythm and/or rate control strategy. The use and selected contraindications to AF related pharmacotherapy, including anticoagulants are shown...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496925/cryoballoon-versus-radiofrequency-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis-of-16-clinical-trials
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Jalaj Garg, Rahul Chaudhary, Chandrasekar Palaniswamy, Neeraj Shah, Parasuram Krishnamoorthy, Babak Bozorgnia, Andrea Natale
Introduction: We aimed to study the procedural characteristics, efficacy and safety of cryoballoon ablation (CBA) versus radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for catheter ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: A systematic literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials to clinical trials comparing CBA and RFA for AF. Outcomes were evaluated for efficacy, procedure characteristics and safety. For each study, odd ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for endpoints for both approaches...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492985/catheter-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-circumferential-pulmonary-vein-ablation-success-rates-with-and-without-exclusion-of-areas-adjacent-to-the-esophagus
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Klaus Kettering, Dag-Hau Yim, Alexander Benz, Felix Gramley
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has become the first line of therapy in patients with symptomatic, recurrent, drug-refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Circumferential pulmonary vein ablation is still the standard approach in these patients. The occurrence of an atrioesophageal fistula is a rare but life-threatening complication after such ablation procedures. This is due to the fact that the esophagus does frequently have a very close anatomical relationship to the left or right pulmonary vein ostia...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491805/worsening-of-mitral-valve-regurgitation-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-arrhythmia-originating-from-a-left-ventricular-papillary-muscle
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Atsushi Mochizuki, Daigo Nagahara, Hirohito Takahashi, Rei Saito, Takefumi Fujito, Tetsuji Miura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491737/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-the-setting-of-electrical-storm-after-revascularization-of-a-chronic-total-occlusion-of-the-right-coronary-artery-an-uncommon-presentation-of-reperfusion-arrhythmia
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Sebastian Koenig, Arash Arya, Gerhard Hindricks, Borislav Dinov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: HeartRhythm Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485510/longstanding-persistent-accelerated-idioatrial-rhythm-benign-sinus-node-like-rhythm-or-insidious-rhythm
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Hailei Liu, Chao Zhu, Bing Yang, Weizhu Ju, Hongwu Chen, Fengxiang Zhang, Kai Gu, Mingfang Li, Pipin Kojodjojo, Minglong Chen
INTRODUCTION: Detailed description of longstanding persistent accelerated idioatrial rhythm (AIAR) is lacking. This observational study investigated the clinical manifestations, electrophysiological characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this unusual arrhythmia. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifteen patients (11 males; average age 25.9±15.7 years) suspected with longstanding persistent AIAR were enrolled in our study. All patients had ECG, 24-hour Holter monitoring, isoproterenol provocation test, echocardiogram, and exercise treadmill test...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471068/stellate-ganglion-blockade-and-bilateral-cardiac-sympathetic-denervation-in-patients-with-life-threatening-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Ricardo Cardona-Guarache, Santosh K Padala, Luis Velazco-Davila, Anthony Cassano, Antonio Abbate, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Jayanthi Koneru
Autonomic modulation is being increasingly employed as a strategy to treat ventricular arrhythmias refractory to beta-blockers, antiarrhythmic drugs and catheter-based ablation procedures. We report 6 patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) treated with stellate ganglion blockade (SGB) and/or bilateral cardiac sympathetic denervation (CSD). Our case series emphasizes the concept that the cardiac sympathetic nerves are important targets in the management of ventricular arrhythmias...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471039/catheter-ablation-of-pulmonary-sinus-cusp-derived-ventricular-arrhythmias-by-the-reversed-u-curve-technique
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EDITORIAL
Christian-Hendrik Heeger, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Feifan Ouyang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467972/mitral-isthmus-ablation-using-a-circular-mapping-catheter-positioned-in-the-left-atrial-appendage-as-a-reference-for-conduction-block
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Takahiko Nishiyama, Takehiro Kimura, Taishi Fujisawa, Kazuaki Nakajima, Akira Kunitomi, Shin Kashimura, Yoshinori Katsumata, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Yoshiyasu Aizawa, Keiichi Fukuda, Seiji Takatsuki
BACKGROUND: For perimitral atrial flutter (PMFL) developing after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), to create a complete conduction block at the mitral isthmus (MI) is mandatory to terminate it, however, it is still challenging. METHODS: This study consisted of 80 patients (74 male, 61 ± 8.1 years) undergoing MI ablation. After a circular mapping catheter was positioned at the neck of the left atrial appendage (LAA), the MI ablation was performed on the MI line just below the LAA neck targeting the earliest activation recording site of the LAA catheter during pacing from the coronary sinus (CS)...
April 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467672/treatment-of-pulmonary-sinus-cusp-derived-ventricular-arrhythmia-with-reversed-u-curve-catheter-ablation
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Yufan Yang, Qiming Liu, Zhenjiang Liu, Shenghua Zhou
BACKGROUND: The origin of pulmonary sinus cusp (PSC)-derived ventricular arrhythmia (VA) is a highly specialized anatomical structure; therefore, insertion of the radiofrequency ablation catheter tip to the target site to ensure safe ablation is a major challenge for clinicians. PURPOSE: To summarize ablation methods, and provide valuable experience for the treatment of pulmonary sinus cusp-derived VA with ablation. METHODS: A retrospective analysis and summary of the clinical data of 15 patients undergoing catheter ablation for pulmonary sinus cusp-derived VA in Cardiac Intervention Therapy Center, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University between January 2013 and July 2015 was conducted...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457244/catheter-ablation-general-principles-and-advances
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REVIEW
Sabine Ernst
Besides antiarrhythmic medication, there are now very good options for a potentially curative therapy by catheter ablation targeting the origin of the underlying arrhythmias in patients with complex congenital heart disease. Three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of tomographic imaging (MRI or computed tomography) is helpful to understand the underlying cardiac anatomy, identify the most likely target chamber, and help with planning access. Use of the available 3D mapping systems (sequential or simultaneous acquisition) and (if available) more advanced navigation systems, such as remote magnetic navigation, can improve the acute and long-term outcomes of catheter ablation in congenital heart disease...
June 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457243/drug-therapy-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Tahmeed Contractor, Vadim Levin, Ravi Mandapati
Adults with congenital heart disease are at risk for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias that can lead to an increased morbidity as well as mortality. When catheter ablation is not an option or unsuccessful, antiarrhythmic drugs are the mainstay of treatment. There is limited data on the use of antiarrhythmics in this population. The purpose of this article is to discuss the practical aspects of the use of antiarrhythmics in adults with congenital heart disease. Several tables have been provided to provide clinicians a reference for daily use...
June 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457240/arrhythmias-following-the-mustard-and-senning-operations-for-dextro-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-clinical-aspects-and-catheter-ablation
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REVIEW
Sherrie Joy Baysa, Melissa Olen, Ronald J Kanter
The atrial switch operations, the Mustard and Senning procedures, performed for dextro-transposition of the great arteries, have largely been supplanted by the arterial switch operation. As such, affected patients will only exist for approximately 30 more years. The main arrhythmias in these patients include sinoatrial node dysfunction, intraatrial reentry tachycardia, and sudden death. Device therapy for these patients is well-established, and catheter ablation for atrial tachycardias is highly efficacious...
June 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
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