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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229201/-sudden-cardiac-death-epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-risk-stratification
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B Rudic, E Tülümen, V Liebe, J Kuschyk, I Akin, M Borggrefe
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains a major public health burden despite revolutionary progress in the last three decades in the treatment of ventricular tachyarrhythmia with the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. Survivors of sudden cardiac arrest are at high risk for recurrent tachyarrhythmia events. Early recognition of low left ventricular ejection fractions (≤35%) as a strong predictor of mortality and the causal association between ventricular tachyarrhythmia and SCD has led to a significant development of not only pharmacological antiarrhythmic therapy but also device-based prevention of SCD...
February 22, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228428/the-effect-of-aggressive-blood-pressure-control-on-the-recurrence-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-catheter-ablation-a-randomized-open-label-clinical-trial-substrate-modification-with-aggressive-blood-pressure-control-smac-af
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Ratika Parkash, George A Wells, John L Sapp, Jeffrey S Healey, Jean-Claude Tardif, Isabelle Greiss, Léna Rivard, Jean-Francois Roux, Lorne Gula, Isabelle Nault, Paul G Novak, David H Birnie, Andrew C Ha, Stephen B Wilton, Iqwal Mangat, Christopher J Gray, Martin J Gardner, Anthony S L Tang
Background -Radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation has become an important therapy for AF, however recurrence rates remain high. We proposed to determine whether aggressive blood pressure (BP) lowering prevents recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) after catheter ablation in patients with AF and a high symptom burden. Methods -We randomly assigned 184 patients with AF and a BP greater than 130/80 mmHg to aggressive BP (target <120/80 mm Hg) or standard BP treatment (target <140/90 mmHg) prior to their scheduled AF catheter ablation...
February 22, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226544/kurtosis-as-a-statistical-approach-to-identify-the-pivot-point-of-the-rotor
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Shivaram P Arunachalam, Elizabeth M Annoni, Siva K Mulpuru, Paul A Friedman, Elena G Tolkacheva, Shivaram P Arunachalam, Elizabeth M Annoni, Siva K Mulpuru, Paul A Friedman, Elena G Tolkacheva, Elena G Tolkacheva, Paul A Friedman, Elizabeth M Annoni, Siva K Mulpuru, Shivaram P Arunachalam
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia that causes stroke affecting more than 2.3 million people in the US. Catheter ablation to terminate AF is successful for paroxysmal AF but suffers limitations with persistent AF patients as current mapping methods cannot identify AF active substrates outside of pulmonary vein region. In this work, we developed a novel Kurtosis based mapping technique that can accurately identify pivot points of the rotors that were induced in ex-vivo isolated rabbit heart...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226543/development-of-a-novel-probabilistic-algorithm-for-localization-of-rotors-during-atrial-fibrillation
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Prasanth Ganesan, Anthony Salmin, Elizabeth M Cherry, Behnaz Ghoraani, Prasanth Ganesan, Anthony Salmin, Elizabeth M Cherry, Behnaz Ghoraani, Elizabeth M Cherry, Prasanth Ganesan, Behnaz Ghoraani, Anthony Salmin
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular heart rhythm that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications. Catheter ablation has been commonly used to destroy triggering sources of AF in the atria and consequently terminate the arrhythmia. However, efficient and accurate localization of the AF sustaining sources known as rotors is a major challenge in catheter ablation. In this paper, we developed a novel probabilistic algorithm that can adaptively guide a Lasso diagnostic catheter to locate the center of a rotor...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217228/spatiotemporal-characteristics-of-atrial-fibrillation-electrograms-a-novel-marker-for-arrhythmia-stability-and-termination
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Shivshankar Thanigaimani, Anthony G Brooks, Pawel Kuklik, Darragh J Twomey, Samantha Franklin, Erik Noschka, Darius Chapman, Rajeev K Pathak, Rajiv Mahajan, Prashanthan Sanders, Dennis H Lau
BACKGROUND: Sequentially mapped complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) and dominant frequency (DF) sites have been targeted during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, these strategies have yielded variable success and have not been shown to correlate consistently with AF dynamics. Here, we evaluated whether the spatiotemporal stability of CFAE and DF may be a better marker of AF sustenance and termination. METHODS: Eighteen sheep with 12 weeks of "one-kidney, one-clip" hypertension underwent open-chest studies...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215479/lessons-from-individualized-cryoballoon-sizing-is-there-a-role-for-the-small-balloon
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Stefan Hartl, Uwe Dorwarth, Benedikt Bunz, Michael Wankerl, Ullrich Ebersberger, Ellen Hoffmann, Florian Straube
BACKGROUND: Cryoablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is well established. The single-big-balloon strategy has been preferred for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using the second generation cryoballoon (CBG2). Individual PV-morphologies raise the question if an individualized anatomic approach using the 23-mm or 28-mm CB is reasonable. METHODS: Consecutive patients were prospectively enrolled in the non-randomized single-center study. Patients were treated with the 28-mm CB, if any PV was >21mm, the 23-mm CB, if all PV were ≤21mm, or both sizes, if PVI was difficult...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213504/adjunctive-interventional-techniques-when-percutaneous-catheter-ablation-for-drug-refractory-ventricular-arrhythmias-fail-a-contemporary-review
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Saurabh Kumar, Usha B Tedrow, William G Stevenson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212738/delayed-efficacy-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-on-ventricular-arrhythmias-originating-from-the-left-ventricular-anterobasal-wall
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Ligang Ding, Bingbo Hou, Lingmin Wu, Yu Qiao, Wei Sun, Jinrui Guo, Lihui Zheng, Gang Chen, Linfeng Zhang, Shu Zhang, Yan Yao
BACKGROUND: Ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) originating from the left ventricular anterobasal wall (LV-ABW) may represent a therapeutic challenge. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the delayed efficacy of radiofrequency catheter (RFCA) ablation without an epicardial approach on VAs originating from the LV-ABW. METHODS: Eighty patients (mean age 46.9 ± 14.9 years; 47 male) with VAs originating from the LV-ABW were enrolled...
March 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188960/occurrence-of-focal-atrial-tachycardia-during-the-ablation-procedure-is-associated-with-arrhythmia-recurrence-after-termination-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Shinsuke Iwai, Yoshihide Takahashi, Mayumi Masumura, Syu Yamashita, Junichi Doi, Tasuku Yamamoto, Atsushi Sakakibara, Hidetsugu Nomoto, Yoshinori Yoshida, Tomoyo Sugiyama, Tetsuo Oumi, Masakazu Ohno, Yasuhiro Sato, Kenzo Hirao, Mitsuaki Isobe
INTRODUCTION: Catheter ablation can terminate persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). However, atrial tachycardia (AT) often arises after termination of AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of 215 patients who underwent index stepwise ablation for persistent AF, 141 (66%) patients (64±9 years) in whom AF terminated during the ablation procedure were studied. If AF converted into AT, ablation for AT was subsequently performed. ATs were categorized as focal or macro-reentrant AT...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188041/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation-an-unknown-relationship
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REVIEW
Christos A Goudis
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is independently associated with atrial fibrillation (AF). Decreased oxygenation, hypercapnia, pulmonary hypertension, diastolic dysfunction, oxidative stress, inflammation, changes in atrial size by altered respiratory physiology, increased arrhythmogenicity from nonpulmonary vein foci commonly located in the right atrium, and respiratory drugs have been implicated in the pathogenesis of AF in COPD. The understanding of the relationship between COPD and AF is of particular importance, as the presence of the arrhythmia has significant impact on mortality, especially in COPD exacerbations...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187168/outcomes-of-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation-in-patients-with-structural-heart-disease-the-impact-of-electrical-storm
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Bashar Aldhoon, Dan Wichterle, Petr Peichl, Robert Čihák, Josef Kautzner
AIMS: To investigate predictors of long-term outcomes after catheter ablation (CA) for ventricular tachycardia (VT) and the impact of electrical storm (ES) prior to index ablation procedures. METHODS: We studied consecutive patients with structural heart disease and VT (n = 328; age: 63±12 years; 88% males; 72% ischaemic cardiomyopathy; LVEF: 32±12%) who had undergone CA. According to presenting arrhythmia at baseline, they were divided into ES (n = 93, 28%) and non-ES groups...
2017: PloS One
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/28178165/ablation-of-idiopathic-ventricular-arrhythmia-using-zero-fluoroscopy-approach-with-equivalent-efficacy-and-less-fatigue-a-multicenter-comparative-study
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Yan Wang, Guang Zhi Chen, Yan Yao, Yang Bai, Hui Min Chu, Ke Zhong Ma, Reginald Liew, Hao Liu, Guo Qiang Zhong, Yu Mei Xue, Shu Lin Wu, Yi Fu Li, Chun Xia Zhao, Qi Gong Liu, Li Lin, Lin Wang, Dao Wen Wang
The efficacy of a completely zero-fluoroscopy (ZF) approach for the catheter ablation of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) and whether it has advantages over the conventional fluoroscopy (F) approach are still unknown. The aim of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of a completely ZF approach with those of the conventional F approach in the ablation of idiopathic VAs.We conducted a prospective study involving 7 centers in China. Consecutive patients (n = 489, mean age 45.3 ± 15...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175981/-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-extrasystoles-and-ventricular-tachycardia-in-the-elderly
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Philipp Halbfaß, Karin Nentwich, Kai Sonne, Elena Ene, Franziska Fochler, Andreas Mügge, Bernhard Schieffer, Thomas Deneke
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of structural heart disease increases with higher age, and thereby the basis for ventricular arrhythmias is created. Catheter ablation has been shown to be an effective therapy option that is very safe and achieves good long-term results in patients with recurrent ventricular tachycardia (VT). Data regarding ablation in patients older than 75 years is sparse, although this patient group was included as a minority in most published VT ablation studies. Data from younger patient collectives may not be transferable to older patient cohorts due to differences in patient comorbidities and baseline characteristics...
February 7, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167090/ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia
#15
REVIEW
Rajeev K Pathak, Fermin C Garcia
Endocardial and epicardial electroanatomical mapping and ablation is a safe and effective therapy in the treatment of right ventricle arrhythmias occurring in the setting of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVD). Careful mapping and ablation plans must be tailored for each patient based on comorbidities and ventricular tachycardia morphologies. This review focuses on the catheter ablation for ventricular arrhythmias in patients with ARVD.
March 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167086/entrainment-mapping
#16
REVIEW
Saurabh Kumar, Usha B Tedrow, William G Stevenson
Mapping during ventricular tachycardia (VT) aims to elucidate mechanism, describe myocardial propagation, and identify the origin and critical regions of VT that can be targeted for ablation, most commonly with radiofrequency ablation. Most VTs in structural heart disease are due to macro-reentry in and around scar. A combination of mapping techniques, including mapping to identify the arrhythmia substrate, activation sequence mapping, pace-mapping, and entrainment mapping, may be used to identify putative ablation targets...
March 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167084/ventricular-tachycardia-in-ischemic-heart-disease
#17
REVIEW
Ronald Lo, Karin K M Chia, Henry H Hsia
Ventricular arrhythmias are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with ischemic structural heart disease. Endocardial and epicardial mapping strategies include scar characterization channel identification, and recording and ablation of late potentials and local abnormal ventricular activities. Catheter ablation along with new technology and techniques of bipolar ablation, needle catheter, and autonomic modulation may increase efficacy in difficult to ablate ventricular arrhythmias. Catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias seem to confer mortality and morbidity benefits in patients with ischemic heart disease...
March 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167081/premature-ventricular-complex-ablation-in-structural-heart-disease
#18
REVIEW
Rakesh Latchamsetty, Frank Bogun
Frequent premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) in patients with underlying structural heart disease, particular after myocardial infarction, can predict increased mortality. Use of antiarrhythmic medications to suppress PVCs in this setting can result in a further increase in mortality. High PVC burdens in patients with structural heart disease can cause or worsen cardiomyopathy and successful elimination of PVCs with catheter ablation can improve or, in some cases normalize, cardiac function. PVCs may also trigger more malignant ventricular arrhythmias, particularly in patients with previous myocardial infarction, and when identified can be mapped and ablated...
March 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167078/ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-congenital-and-infiltrative-heart-disease
#19
REVIEW
Adrianus P Wijnmaalen, Katja Zeppenfeld
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is an important treatment modality to prevent ventricular tachycardia (VT) recurrence in patients with repaired congenital heart disease. Identification and ablation of anatomic isthmuses has improved acute ablation outcome with excellent VT-free survival in those with preserved biventricular function. Reports on RFCA for VT in patients with infiltrative disease are sparse and cardiac sarcoidosis seems to be the most prevalent cause for ventricular arrhythmia. Patients with active and ongoing inflammation are at high risk for VT recurrence...
March 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161513/the-burden-of-proof-the-current-state-of-atrial-fibrillation-prevention-and-treatment-trials
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Rosita Zakeri, David R Van Wagoner, Hugh Calkins, Tom Wong, Heather M Ross, E Kevin Heist, Timothy E Meyer, Peter R Kowey, Robert J Mentz, John G Cleland, Bertram Pitt, Faiez Zannad, Cecilia Linde
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an age-related arrhythmia of enormous socio-economic significance. In recent years, our understanding of the basic mechanisms that initiate and perpetuate AF has evolved rapidly, catheter ablation of AF has progressed from concept to reality, and recent studies suggest lifestyle modification may help prevent AF recurrence. Emerging developments in genetics, imaging, and informatics also present new opportunities for personalised care. However considerable challenges remain. These include a paucity of studies examining AF prevention, modest efficacy of existing antiarrhythmic therapies, diverse ablation technologies and practice, and limited evidence to guide management in high-risk patients with multiple comorbidities...
February 1, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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