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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/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/28416984/the-inferior-displacement-of-the-his-bundle-and-fast-pathway-in-a-patient-with-common-type-atrioventricular-nodal-tachycardia-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-analysis
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Kunihiko Kiuchi, Koji Fukuzawa, Mori Shumpei, Tatsuya Nishii
A 66-year-old woman with palpitations was referred to our center for catheter ablation due to drug-refractory, common type atrioventricular nodal tachycardia (AVNRT). A selective slow pathway ablation was attempted. A fast junctional rhythm with transient ventriculoatrial block followed by transient prolongation of the A-H interval occurred immediately after the radiofrequency (RF) application at the coronary sinus ostium (CSOS) level. To assess the location of the fast pathway and His bundle, we sought to visualize the anatomy of the triangle of Koch (TOK) by three-dimensional computed tomography (CT)...
April 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416973/the-utility-of-atrial-pacing-for-identifying-the-electrical-breakthrough-sites-between-the-left-atrium-and-pulmonary-veins
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Shinya Sugiura, Koji Matsuoka, Hideki Noda, Naoya Kurata, Misa Uemori, Hirokazu Shioji, Akihiro Takasaki, Takafumi Koji, Takashi Tanigawa, Masaaki Ito
BACKGROUND: Circumferential pulmonary vein (PV) isolation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is occasionally difficult to achieve because electrical breakthrough sites (EBSs) between the left atrium (LA) and PVs cannot be identified during ablation especially in the carina regions. METHODS: The left PVs (Lt.PVs) of 60 AF patients and the right PVs (Rt.PVs) of 37 patients undergoing PV isolation were studied. When PV isolation was not achieved after the initial circumferential PV isolation, atrial pacing was repeatedly performed from the distal coronary sinus (CSd) and high right atrium (HRA), and the time interval from the stimulus to the earliest PV potential (stimulus-PV interval) was measured using circular mapping catheters at each PV until PV isolation was achieved...
April 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413736/targeted-intraspinal-radiofrequency-ablation-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Robert E Jacobson, Michelle Granville, Jesse Hatgis DO
INTRODUCTION: By using a combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) of the lumbar spine, it is possible to distinguish between spinal stenosis caused by bone compression and specific soft tissue epidural intraspinal lesions that cause localized spinal canal stenosis and neural compression. Examples include facet cysts and yellow ligament hypertrophy. Many of these patients are elderly with medical comorbidities that make open surgery problematic. MATERIALS & METHODS: This is a study of patients with predominantly soft tissue stenosis being treated with targeted intraspinal radiofrequency (RF) heat ablation...
March 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409202/imaging-evaluation-of-ablative-margin-and-index-tumor-immediately-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-comparison-between-multidetector-row-ct-and-mr-imaging
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Sung Mo Kim, Sang Soo Shin, Byung Chan Lee, Jin Woong Kim, Suk Hee Heo, Hyo Soon Lim, Yong Yeon Jeong
PURPOSE: To prospectively compare multidetector-row CT (MDCT) and MR imaging (MRI) in the assessment of the ablative margin (AM) and index tumor immediately after radiofrequency (RF) ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and assess whether non-contrast MRI with limited sequences (T1- and T2-weighted imaging only) was superior to a conventional MDCT protocol. METHODS: A total of 33 consecutive patients with 42 HCCs were included in this study. Both MDCT and MR images were independently reviewed by two radiologists regarding the ability to visually discriminate between the AM and index tumor, and the AM status within ablation zones...
April 13, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396193/changing-medicare-utilization-of-minimally-invasive-procedures-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-venous-insufficiency
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Anand M Prabhakar, Alexander S Misono, Rahul A Sheth, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Jennifer Hemingway, Danny R Hughes, Richard Duszak
PURPOSE: To examine changes in the utilization of procedures related to treatment of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in the Medicare population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Service-specific claims data for phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, and radiofrequency (RF) and laser ablation were identified by using Medicare Physician Supplier Procedure Summary master files from 2005 through 2014. Longitudinal national utilization rates were calculated by using annual Medicare enrollment data from 2005 through 2013...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386919/stereo-eeg-guided-radiofrequency-thermocoagulations
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Massimo Cossu, Francesco Cardinale, Giuseppe Casaceli, Laura Castana, Alessandro Consales, Piergiorgio D'Orio, Giorgio Lo Russo
The rationale and the surgical technique of stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG)-guided radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RF-TC) in the epileptogenic zone (EZ) of patients with difficult-to-treat focal epilepsy are described in this article. The application of the technique in pediatric patients is also detailed. Stereotactic ablative procedures by RF-TC have been employed in the treatment of epilepsy since the middle of the last century. This treatment option has gained new popularity in recent decades, mainly because of the availability of modern imaging techniques, which allow accurate targeting of intracerebral epileptogenic structures...
April 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386560/remote-magnetic-versus-manual-navigation-for-radiofrequency-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-long-term-controlled-data-in-a-large-cohort
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Vikas Kataria, Benjamin Berte, Yves Vandekerckhove, Rene Tavernier, Mattias Duytschaever
Purpose. We aimed to study long-term outcome after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) guided by remote magnetic navigation (RMN) and provided comparative data to outcome after manual navigation (MAN). Methods. Three hundred thirty-six patients with symptomatic paroxysmal AF underwent PVI by irrigated point-by-point radiofrequency (RF) ablation (RMN, n = 114 versus MAN, n = 222). Patients were followed up with symptom guided rhythm monitoring for a period up to 43 months. The end point of the study was freedom from repeat ablation after a single procedure and without antiarrhythmic drug treatment (ADT)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379017/-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-performed-under-general-anesthesia-results-of-a-unicentric-randomized-trial
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Klára Stašková, Alan Bulava, Richard Tesařík, František Toušek
INTRODUCTION: Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) has recently become a routine part of atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment. The goal of our study was to determine whether the implementation of RFA of AF under general anesthesia (GA), compared to analgosedation (AS), will affect important characteristics of the ablation procedure, comfort of the patient and whether there is any clinical impact on the complication rate and the overall success of the procedure. METHODS: 50 patients with AF were randomized in a ratio of 1 : 1 into two groups for RFA in AS and in GA...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374333/how-to-approach-difficult-cases-of-avnrt
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Darpan S Kumar, Thomas A Dewland, Seshadri Balaji, Charles A Henrikson
Our approach to the ablation of atrioventricular nodal reciprocating tachycardia (AVNRT), the most common supraventricular tachycardia, is as follows: We first attempt ablation in the right atrial posteroseptum anterior to the coronary sinus ostium with a 4-mm non-irrigated tip catheter. If ablation within the triangle of Koch is unsuccessful with radiofrequency (RF), we switch to cryoablation and target a more superior (mid septal) region. We also utilize cryoablation if RF ablation produces transient VA block (absence of retrograde conduction during junctional rhythm) or a fast junctional rhythm (<350 msec)...
May 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372867/prospective-evaluation-of-a-novel-catheter-equipped-with-mini-electrodes-on-a-10-mm-tip-for-cavotricuspid-isthmus-ablation-the-efficacy-of-a-mini-electrode-guided-ablation
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Takamitsu Takagi, Shinsuke Miyazaki, Takayuki Niida, Takatsugu Kajiyama, Tomonori Watanabe, Shigeki Kusa, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Hitoshi Hachiya, Yoshito Iesaka, Mitsuaki Isobe, Kenzo Hirao
BACKGROUND: Clinical utility of large-tip ablation catheters for cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI) ablation has been reported, however, it is limited by the impaired near-field electrogram resolution. This study evaluated the efficiency of a novel mini-electrode (ME) equipped 10-mm tip CTI ablation catheter. METHODS: Thirty-four patients were prospectively enrolled (Group-A). Initially, radiofrequency energy was applied point-by-point guided by ME signals. If it failed, RF applications were applied conventionally guided by tip-ring signals...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348491/percutaneous-intraductal-radiofrequency-ablation-for-treatment-of-biliary-stent-occlusion-a-preliminary-result
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Ning Xia, Ju Gong, Jian Lu, Zhi-Jin Chen, Li-Yun Zhang, Zhong-Min Wang
AIM: To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a novel application of percutaneous intraductal radiofrequency (RF) for the treatment of biliary stent obstruction. METHODS: We specifically report a retrospective study presenting the results of percutaneous intraductal RF in patients with biliary stent occlusion. A total of 43 cases involving biliary stent obstruction were treated by placing an EndoHPB catheter and percutaneous intraductal RF was performed to clean stents...
March 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340078/image-integration-into-3-dimensional-electro-anatomical-mapping-system-facilitates-safe-ablation-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-originating-from-the-aortic-root-and-its-vicinity
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Mario Jularic, Ruken Özge Akbulak, Benjamin Schäffer, Julia Moser, Jana Nuehrich, Christian Meyer, Christian Eickholt, Stephan Willems, Boris A Hoffmann
Aims: During ablation in the vicinity of the coronary arteries establishing a safe distance from the catheter tip to the relevant vessels is mandatory and usually assessed by fluoroscopy alone. The aim of the study was to investigate the feasibility of an image integration module (IIM) for continuous monitoring of the distance of the ablation catheter tip to the main coronary arteries during ablation of ventricular arrhythmias (VA) originating in the sinus of valsalva (SOV) and the left ventricular summit part of which can be reached via the great cardiac vein (GCV)...
March 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340057/long-term-outcome-of-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-and-brugada-syndrome
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Giacomo Mugnai, Burak Hünük, Erwin Ströker, Diego Ruggiero, Hugo Enrique Coutino-Moreno, Ken Takarada, Valentina De Regibus, Rajin Choudhury, Juan Pablo Abugattas de Torres, Darragh Moran, Saverio Iacopino, Pasquale Filannino, Giulio Conte, Juan Sieira, Jan Poelaert, Stefan Beckers, Pedro Brugada, Carlo de Asmundis, Gian-Battista Chierchia
Aims: The therapeutical management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the setting of Brugada syndrome (BS) might be challenging as many antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) with sodium channel blocking properties might lead to to the development of ventricular arrhythmias. This study sought to evaluate the clinical outcome in a consecutive series of patients with BS having undergone pulmonary vein (PV) isolation by means of radiofrequency (RF) or cryoballoon (CB) ablation and the efficacy of catheter ablation for preventing inappropriate interventions delivered by implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) on a 3-year follow up...
March 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315135/repeat-procedures-using-the-second-generation-cryoballoon-for-recurrence-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-initial-ablation-with-conventional-radiofrequency
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Valentina De Regibus, Saverio Iacopino, Juan-Pablo Abugattas, Giacomo Mugnai, Darragh Moran, Erwin Ströker, Hugo-Enrique Coutino, Ken Takarada, Rajin Choudhury, Gaetano Paparella, Vincent Umbrain, Pedro Brugada, Carlo de Asmundis, Gian-Battista Chierchia
PURPOSE: Pulmonary vein isolation is now widely accepted for the treatment of symptomatic atrial fibrillation refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs. However, multiple procedures are often required to significantly reduce atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence. In the present study, we analyzed the acute results and the midterm clinical outcome of a second-generation cryoballoon ablation (CB-A) performed during repeat procedures for recurrence of AF after an initial procedure performed with conventional radiofrequency (RF)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294951/evaluation-of-local-tumor-residue-after-percutaneous-radiofrequency-ablation-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jun Hamanaka, Tohru Goto, Shuhei Nishigori, Shihoko Seki, Tomonori Ida, Taiki Morohashi, Hiroshi Ohara, Masahiko Inamori, Shin Maeda
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study's purpose was to compare the efficacy of CO2-enhanced ultrasonography (US) with that of Sonazoid-enhanced US and conventional US in detecting local tumor residue after percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between February 2009 and March 2010, 141 lesions of 121 hepatocellular carcinoma patients were treated by percutaneous RF ablation, and 22 tumor residues were detected in 22 patients by contrast-enhanced computed tomography...
March 15, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268553/rf-induced-energy-for-partially-implanted-catheters-a-computational-study
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Elena Lucano, Micaela Liberti, Tom Lloyd, Francesca Apollonio, Steve Wedan, Wolfgang Kainz, Leonardo M Angelone
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a radiological imaging technique widely used in clinical practice. MRI has been proposed to guide the catheters for interventional procedures, such as cardiac ablation. However, there are risks associated with this procedure, such as RF-induced heating of tissue near the catheters. The aim of this study is to develop a quantitative RF-safety method for patients with partially implanted leads at 64 MHz. RF-induced heating is related to the electric field incident along the catheter, which in turns depends on several variables, including the position of the RF feeding sources and the orientation of the polarization, which are however often unknown...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268057/renal-sympathetic-denervation-system-via-intraluminal-ultrasonic-ablation-therapeutic-intravascular-ultrasound-design-and-preclinical-evaluation
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Gil Chernin, Iris Szwarcfiter, Yvonne Bausback, Michael Jonas
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and performance of a nonfocused and nonballooned ultrasonic (US) catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) system in normotensive swine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RDN with the therapeutic intravascular US catheter was evaluated in 3 experiments: (i) therapeutic intravascular US RDN vs a control group of untreated animals with follow-up of 30, 45, and 90 days (n = 6; n = 12 renal arteries for each group); (ii) therapeutic intravascular US RDN vs radiofrequency (RF) RDN in the contralateral artery in the same animal (n = 2; n = 4 renal arteries); and (iii) therapeutic intravascular US RDN in a recently stent-implanted renal artery (n = 2; n = 4 renal arteries)...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265782/predictors-of-acute-inefficacy-and-the-radiofrequency-energy-time-required-for-cavotricuspid-isthmus-dependent-atrial-flutter-ablation
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Jordi Pérez-Rodon, Julian Rodriguez-García, Axel Sarrias-Merce, Nuria Rivas-Gandara, Ivo Roca-Luque, Jaume Francisco-Pascual, Alba Santos-Ortega, Gabriel Martín-Sánchez, Ignacio Ferreira-González, Jose Rodríguez-Palomares, Artur Evangelista-Masip, David García-Dorado, Àngel Moya-Mitjans
PURPOSE: Although cavotricuspid isthmus-dependent atrial flutter (CTI-AFL) ablation is a highly efficacious treatment, a bidirectional CTI block cannot be achieved in some patients. In this study, we sought to determine the predictors of acute inefficacy of CTI-AFL ablation and the predictors of the radiofrequency (RF) energy time required to achieve a complete bidirectional CTI block. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent stand-alone CTI-AFL ablation in our institution, except patients with congenital heart disease, were included in this retrospective study...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
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