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Atrial fibrillation, ablation, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, arrhythmias,

Samuel Sossalla, Dirk Vollmann
BACKGROUND: Heart failure affects 1-2% of the population and is associated with elevated morbidity and mortality. Cardiacarrhythmias are often a result of heart failure, but they can cause left-ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) as an arrhythmiainducedcardiomyopathy (AIC). This causal relationship should be borne in mind by the physician treating a patient with systolicheart failure in association with cardiac arrhythmia. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed (1987-2017) and on therecommendations in current guidelines...
May 11, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
Philipp Sommer, Jean-Paul Albenque, Vincent van Driel, Bertrand Pierre, Claudio Tondo, Franz Xaver Roithinger, Hervé Poty, Amber Miller, Paolo Della Bella
BACKGROUND: Advancements in electrophysiology 3D mapping systems facilitate the broadening scope of electrophysiology study and catheter ablation to treat complex arrhythmias. While electroanatomical mapping systems have default settings available for a variety of mapping parameters, significant operator customization driven by arrhythmia type and experience can occur. However, multicenter comprehensive reporting of customized mapping settings is lacking. METHODS: In this prospective, multicenter observational registry, subjects with cardiac arrhythmias underwent electrophysiology study and ablation procedure using the EnSite Precision™ electroanatomical mapping system per standard of care, and associated automated mapping thresholds and procedural characteristics were observed...
May 30, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Seyed Mohammadreza Hosseini, Guy Rozen, Ahmed Saleh, Jeena Vaid, Yitschak Biton, Kasra Moazzami, E Kevin Heist, Moussa C Mansour, M Ihsan Kaadan, Mark Vangel, Jeremy N Ruskin
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the utilization of and in-hospital complications in patients undergoing catheter ablation in the United States from 2000 to 2013 by using the National Inpatient Sample and Nationwide Inpatient Sample. BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has become a mainstay in the treatment of a wide range of cardiac arrhythmias. METHODS: This study identified patients 18 years of age and older who underwent inpatient catheter ablation from 2000 to 2013 and had 1 primary diagnosis of any of the following arrhythmias: atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, or ventricular tachycardia...
November 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
Prabhpreet Singh, Amit Noheria
Invasive electrophysiology (EP) mapping and catheter ablation has increasingly become the standard of care for many cardiac arrhythmias like supraventricular tachycardias, atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular complexes (PVC), and monomorphic ventricular tachycardia. In this review, we discuss the recent progress made in the mapping and ablation of ventricular fibrillation (VF). Ventricular activation during VF is apparently disorganized, making mapping and interpretation difficult. Prolonged mapping during VF would require mechanical circulatory support as VF causes complete hemodynamic collapse...
March 6, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
Andreas Müssigbrodt, Helge Knopp, Elena Efimova, Alexander Weber, Livio Bertagnolli, Sebastian Hilbert, Jedrzej Kosiuk, Borislav Dinov, Kerstin Bode, Simon Kircher, Nikolaos Dagres, Sergio Richter, Philipp Sommer, Daniela Husser, Andreas Bollmann, Gerhard Hindricks, Arash Arya
Aims: This study aimed to assess the impact of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) on long-term results of radiofrequency catheter ablation therapy of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in a large cohort of patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C). Methods and results: Supraventricular tachycardia occurrence has been studied in patients from our ARVD/C registry (70 patients, 48 male, age 53.2 ± 14.0, 45 patients (64.3%) with previous VT ablation)...
June 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Amit Vora, Ajay Naik, Yash Lokhandwala, Arun Chopra, Jagmohan Varma, G S Wander, Aparna Jaswal, V Srikanthan, Balbir Singh, Dhiman Kahali, Anoop Gupta, R R Mantri, Anil Mishra, Ulhas Pandurangi, Debashis Ghosh, Jitendra Singh Makkar, Sujaayaa Sahu, Rajesh Radhakrishnan
BACKGROUND: The PANARrhythMia and Heart Failure Registry (PANARM HF) characterized demographic, clinical and interventional therapy indication profiles of cardiac arrhythmia (CA) and heart failure (HF) patients in India. METHODS: Consulting Physicians (CP) who medically manage CA and HF patients enrolled patients with one or more of the following: syncope, pre-syncope, dyspnea, palpitation, fatigue and LV dysfunction. The CPs were trained by interventional cardiologists (IC) to identify CA/HF patients indicated for implantable device/radiofrequency ablation (RFA)...
March 2017: Indian Heart Journal
L Chu, J Zhang, Y N Li, D Y Long
Objective: To investigate the risk of radiofrequency catheter ablation and maternal and infant in pregnant women with rapid arrhythmia during pregnancy. Methods: The clinical data of the 19 cases of pregnancy complicated with rapid arrhythmia were retrospectively analyzed and followed up, including the gestational week, the type of arrhythmia, the treatment, and the outcome of the mother and child in Beijing Anzhen Hospital of Capital Medical University from January 2002 to March 2016. Results: (1)Clinical characteristics: the ages of the 19 cases were(31±4)years old(ranged from 26 to 35 years old), the onset gestational ages were(21±4)weeks(ranged from 15 to 32 weeks)...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
Johanna Anczykowski, Stephan Willems, Boris A Hoffmann, Thomas Meinertz, Stefan Blankenberg, Monica Patten
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosis of infrequent cardiac arrhythmias (CA) is often unsuccessful using resting or Holter ECG. As early detection and treatment of CA, especially atrial fibrillation (AF), has implications on patients' treatment and outcome, we investigated, whether self-guided, trans-telephonic event-recorder monitoring (Tele-ECG) improves diagnosis and influences treatment options. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2014, 790 patients (54 ± 18 years, 40% male; no history of CA: 582, known AF: 179, other CA: 29) presented with recurrent symptoms suggestive of CA and were screened by Tele-ECG (17...
September 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Sana M Al-Khatib, Aysha Arshad, Ethan M Balk, Sandeep R Das, Jonathan C Hsu, Josè A Joglar, Richard L Page
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature systematically to determine whether noninvasive or invasive risk stratification, such as with an electrophysiological study of patients with asymptomatic pre-excitation, reduces the risk of arrhythmic events and improves patient outcomes. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (all January 1, 1970, through August 31, 2014) were searched for randomized controlled trials and cohort studies examining noninvasive or invasive risk stratification in patients with asymptomatic pre-excitation...
April 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Jan Povolný
Cardiomyopathy is a heterogeneous group of diseases of heart muscle accompanied with impaired cardiac function. Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (TIC) is caused by prolonged tachycardia leading to dilatation and systolic dysfunction with clinical manifestation of heart failure. This state is reversible after normalization of heart rate. The diagnosis is usually made retrospectively after normalization of heart rate and recovery of left ventricular function (LVF). More than 100 years after the first documented case (described in 1913 in a young patient with atrial fibrillation and symptoms of heart failure [25]) is still limited knowledge of pathophysiological mechanisms...
January 2015: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Michael Cooklin, S Sporton, M Lovell, P Kanagaratnam, M Lowe, V Markides, M Mason, M Whitbread
INTRODUCTION: The impact of triaging patients with selected arrhythmia emergencies diagnosed by ambulance paramedics directly to centres capable of delivering specialist care 24 hrs a day (24/7) has not been measured. Triage of patients diagnosed by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) with ventricular tachycardia (VT) directly to arrhythmia centres was evaluated and compared to standard care. METHODS: Seven hospitals across London were accredited as arrhythmia centres, capable of delivering consultant led specialist care 24/7...
October 2014: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
O V Blagova, A V Nedostup, V A Sulimov, E A Kogan, A G Kupriianova, V A Zaĭdenov, A E Donnikov, V V Kadochnikova
AIM: of the study was to elucidate nosological nature of "idiopathic" arrhythmias by means of complex clinical-morphological examination and to assess efficacy of differentiated (including etiotropic and pathogenetic) treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 190 patients (117 women, mean age 45.33 ± 14.84 years) with "idiopathic" arrhythmias: atrial fibrillation (38.9%) (AF,) and flutter (11.1%), supraventricular (44.7%) and ventricular (55.3%) extrasystoles (SVE and VE), bouts of ventricular tachycardia (15...
2014: Kardiologiia
G von Bodman, J Brömsen, C Kopf, M Füller, M Block
Two young patients with documented episodes of symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation have been referred for pulmonary vein isolation. Both patients had a history of concomitant regular tachycardia. in both cases pulmonaryvein isolation has not been performed but in each patient a supraventricular tachycardia (right focal atrial tachycardia/atrioventricular reentry tachycardia) could be induced and ablated instead. Concomitant supraventricular tachycardia acting as a trigger arrhythmia is frequent in young patients with atrial fibrillation without underlying cardiacdisease...
April 17, 2014: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
Cevher Ozcan, Jordan B Strom, John B Newell, Moussa C Mansour, Jeremy N Ruskin
AIMS: To determine the incidence and predictors of atrial fibrillation (AF) and its impact on survival in patients with other forms of supraventricular arrhythmias (SVAs) including atrial flutter (AFL), atrial tachycardia (AT), atrioventricular reentrant (AVRT), and AV nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). We hypothesized that SVA may increase risk of AF and concomitant AF may influence long-term survival. METHODS AND RESULTS: All patients who underwent catheter ablation for SVA from 2000 to 2010 were included in this study...
October 2014: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Kiriakos Kirmanoglou, Christiane Peiker, Lukas Clasen, Dong-In Shin, Malte Kelm, Christian Meyer
BACKGROUND: The dual atrioventricular nodal nonreentry tachycardia (DAVNNT) is a rare form of tachycardia which occurs due to a time delayed double antegrade conduction via the slow and fast atrioventricular nodal pathways. Its epidemiology is not known so far. The aim of this article is to present the clinical findings in a series of patients with DAVNNT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed our database of patients who successfully underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation between January 2012 and March 2013 due to diagnosed supraventricular tachycardia...
June 2014: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Oscar Bernal, Concepción Moro
The aim of this study was to review published data on gender differences in cardiac electrophysiology and in the presentation and clinical treatment of arrhythmias. The evidence from studies published to date show that women have a higher mean resting heart rate, a longer QT interval, a shorter QRS duration, and a lower QRS voltage than men. Women have a higher prevalence of sick sinus syndrome, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia, idiopathic right ventricular tachycardia, and arrhythmic events in the long-QT syndrome...
June 2006: Revista Española de Cardiología
Roberto A Santilli, Lucia Ramera, Manuela Perego, Paolo Moretti, Giammario Spadacini
Five dogs were presented to our institution for fatigue caused by an incessant supraventricular tachycardia. In all dogs, an ECG on admission showed a narrow QRS complex tachycardia with a median ventricular cycle length of 220 ms (range 180-360 ms), and a positive atrial depolarization identifiable in the ST segment following the previous QRS complex. There was a 1:1 atrioventricular conduction ratio in all but one dog, which presented with 2:1 atrioventricular block. Electrophysiologic studies identified the underlying arrhythmogenic mechanism as a right atrial macro-reentrant tachycardia with two distinct isthmic areas: right septal (RS) in three dogs and right atrial free wall (RAFW) in two dogs...
March 2014: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
Shuchita Gupta, Vincent M Figueredo
Tachycardia mediated cardiomyopathy (TMC) is a reversible form of dilated cardiomyopathy that can occur with most supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias. Despite the plethora of literature describing this entity in animal models, as well as humans, it remains poorly understood. Over the last decade, new etiologies of TMC, such as frequent premature ventricular complexes in normal hearts, have been identified. Recent advances in catheter-based ablation therapies, particularly for atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias, have added a new dimension to the treatment of this condition...
March 1, 2014: International Journal of Cardiology
Tomás Datino, Angel Arenal, Mauricio Pelliza, Jesús Hernández-Hernández, Felipe Atienza, Esteban González-Torrecilla, Pablo Avila, Loreto Bravo, Francisco Fernández-Avilés
The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of using the Amigo Remote Catheter System (RCS) in arrhythmia ablation procedures. Because Amigo allows the physician to operate all catheter function outside of the radiation field, operator exposure time was also evaluated. This is a nonrandomized, prospective clinical trial conducted at 1 site (identifier: NCT01834872). The study prospectively enrolled 50 consecutive patients (mean age 59 ± 15 years, 72% men) with any type of arrhythmia (23 atrial fibrillation ablation, 12 common atrial flutters, 10 patients with other supraventricular tachycardia, 4 ventricular tachycardia, and 1 patient with palpitations with no arrhythmia induced) referred for catheter ablation, in which we used RCS...
March 1, 2014: American Journal of Cardiology
Maneesh Shrivastav, Sanjay Padte, Vanita Arora, Mauro Biffi
Electrocardiographic monitoring represents one of the most reliable and time-tested methods for reducing ambiguity in cardiac arrhythmia diagnosis. In India, the resting ECG is generally the first tool of choice for in-clinic diagnosis. The external loop recorder (ELR) is another useful tool that compounds the advantages of traditional tools by coupling ambulatory monitoring with a long-term window. Thus, the objective was to test the use of a 7-day ELR for arrhythmia diagnosis in India for a broad range of presenting symptoms...
January 2014: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
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