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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909522/safety-and-necessity-of-thermal-esophageal-probes-during-radiofrequency-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Antonio Fasano, Prof Emeritus, Luca Anfuso Md, Stefano Bozzi Md, Claudio Pandozi Prof
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency ablation is extensively used to achieve pulmonary veins isolation for the cure of atrial fibrillation. Luminal esophageal temperature can be monitored by means of suitable probes to prevent the onset of lesions. OBJECTIVE: To compute the thermal field generated by the ablation, to investigate the interaction between the electromagnetic field and the probe sensors, and to provide a safe interpretation of the temperature detected by the probe, supported by clinical data...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909513/assessment-of-sinoatrial-node-function-in-patients-with-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-forms-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-maze-iii-procedure-combined-with-mitral-valve-operation
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Kulikov Aleksei A, Bokeria Leo A
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: Assessment of sinoatrial node function after Maze III procedure combined with a mitral valve operation. METHODS: 100 patients were included in the research with persistent and long-standing persistent forms of atrial fibrillation (AF) and need of operative treatment concerning valve disease. The following preoperative preparation methods were executed to all patients: Electrocardiogram in 12 standard assignments;Two-dimensional echocardiographic with assessment of systolic and diastolic functions of the left ventricle, size of the left atrium and grade of valve disease;Transesophageal echocardiography for exclusion of blood clots in the left atrium and left atrial appendage;Coronary angiography for exclusion of coronary heart disease;Computer tomography for examination of cardiac chambers and anatomic characteristics of pulmonary veins...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909510/interactive-in-vitro-training-in-physics-of-radiofrequency-ablation-for-physicians-and-medical-engineering-students
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REVIEW
Haber T, Kleister G, Selman B, Härtig J, Melichercik J, Ismer B
Radiofrequency (RF) ablation requires a complex set of devices as well as profound electrophysiological experience and substantial knowledge of physical science basics. To establish RF ablation in-vitro teaching-system, six workstations were equipped with computer-controlled RF ablation generators. Universal connection boxes allow ablation-essays with catheters of different make and model. Special wetlabs were developed combining a basin containing isotonic saline solution with a thermostat and a pump to simulate blood flow...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909491/idiopathic-vpc-distribution-of-foci-and-tips-of-ablation
#4
REVIEW
Jose C Pachon M Md PhD, Tasso J Lobo Md, Enrique I Pachon M Md, Tomas G Santillana P Md, Carlos Tc Pachon Md, Juan C Pachon M Md, Remy N Albornoz V Md, Juan C Zerpa A Md, Felipe A Ortencio Md
Idiopathic Ventricular Premature Contraction (VPC) is currently more routinely referred for electrophysiology evaluation. Usually it carries a good prognosis but, when symptomatic or suspected to produce ventricular dysfunction, will require treatment. Nowadays, RF ablation has great advantages over antiarrhythmic drugs. Classically the outflow tract (right or left), with the typical inferior axis with left (eventually right) bundle brunch block like ECG morphology, is considered the most frequent site of origin for idiopathic VPC, but with the widespread of EP procedures and advancement of technology making possible to map and ablate difficult locations, it is possible to see a growing and changing population referred for idiopathic VPC ablation, displaying that, almost any region of the heart may be source of this kind of arrhythmia that can be successfully treated...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907904/a-new-cryoenergy-for-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation-a-proof-of-concept-study
#5
Benjamin Berte, Frédéric Sacher, Jean-Yves Wielandts, Saagar Mahida, Xavier Pillois, Rukshen Weerasooriya, Olivier Bernus, Pierre Jaïs
INTRODUCTION: Lack of transmural lesion formation during radiofrequency (RF) ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT) is an important determinant of arrhythmia recurrence. The aim of this proof-of-concept study was to evaluate safety and efficacy of a new and more powerful cryoablation system for ventricular ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five healthy female sheep (59 ± 6 kg) underwent a surgical sternotomy for epicardial and endocardial access [endocardial access via right atrial appendage and left ventricular (LV) apex]...
October 25, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903759/intrahepatic-distant-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-precursor-nodules-on-pre-procedural-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-liver-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#6
Kyoung Doo Song, Hyunchul Rhim, Min Woo Lee, Young-Sun Kim, Tae Wook Kang
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic distant recurrence (IDR) after radiofrequency (RF) ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with poor overall survival outcome. PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence and findings on pre-procedural gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of precursor nodules for IDR after RF ablation for HCC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was approved by our institutional review board. Among 343 patients treated with RF ablation for HCC between 2009 and 2011, 141 patients who underwent pre-procedural gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver MRI and experienced IDR were enrolled...
November 30, 2016: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899863/left-ventricular-perforation-due-to-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-incessant-ventricular-tachycardia-in-a-post-myocardial-infarction-patient
#7
Ahmet Öz, Mehmet Bozbay, Emrah Bozbeyoğlu, Mert İlker Hayıroğlu, Burcu Akyol, Ahmet Taha Alper, Ahmet İlker Tekkeşin, Özlem Yıldırımtürk, Mehmet Eren, Seçkin Pehlivanoğlu
Left ventricular (LV) myocardial perforation is a rare complication following ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation with radiofrequency (RF); this complication should be diagnosed and treated promptly. LV free wall rupture after elective RF ablation for sustained VT refractory to medical treatment is rarely reported in the medical literature. Herein we discuss an interesting case which contributes to the ongoing literature, regarding a patient who developed LV perforation due to RF ablation for VT which was resistant to pharmacotherapy and repeated cardioversion attempts after acute myocardial infarction...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890862/randomized-blinded-and-controlled-comparative-study-of-chemical-and-radiofrequency-based-renal-denervation-in-a-porcine-model
#8
Stefan Bertog, Tim A Fischell, Félix Vega, Vartan Ghazarossian, Atul Pathak, Laura Vaskelyte, Darrin Kent, Horst Sievert, Elena Ladich, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Renu Virmani
AIMS: The blood pressure lowering effect of percutaneous renal denervation (RDN) is controversial. Success of RDN may be device-dependent. We sought to compare the efficacy of RDN by chemical neurolysis using alcohol (Peregrine System™ Infusion Catheter, Ablative Solutions, Inc. Menlo Park, CA, USA) to RDN by radiofrequency (RF) ablation with the single-electrode RF catheter (Symplicity™ Flex, Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) in a porcine model. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a prospective, randomized, blinded study...
November 29, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885739/analysis-of-factors-affecting-outcome-of-ultrasound-guided-radiofrequency-heat-ablation-for-treatment-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-in-dogs
#9
Daniel Bucy, Rachel Pollard, Richard Nelson
Radiofrequency (RF) parathyroid ablation is a noninvasive treatment for hyperparathyroidism in dogs. There are no published data assessing factors associated with RF parathyroid ablation success or failure in order to guide patient selection and improve outcome. The purpose of this retrospective analytical study was to determine whether imaging findings, biochemical data, or concurrent diseases were associated with RF heat ablation treatment failure. For inclusion in the study, dogs must have had a clinical diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism, undergone cervical ultrasound and RF ablation of abnormal parathyroid tissue, and must have had at least 3 months of follow-up information available following the date of ultrasound-guided parathyroid ablation...
November 24, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878420/a-5-year-clinical-follow-up-after-duty-cycled-phased-rf-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
#10
Antoine Lepillier, Xavier Copie, Gilles Lascault, Olivier Paziaud, Olivier Piot
PURPOSE: Catheter radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective treatment for symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). It has been demonstrated that the multielectrode pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC) has favourable outcomes at 6-12 months post-ablation, but there are only few studies with a long-term follow-up. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 77 consecutive PVAC procedures in our centre, from November 2007 to December 2012. RFA was attempted in patients with symptomatic paroxysmal AF (mean age 58...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868461/a-new-approach-to-feedback-control-of-radiofrequency-ablation-systems-for-large-coagulation-zones
#11
Bing Zhang, Michael A J Moser, Edwin M Zhang, Yigang Luo, Wenjun Zhang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of achieving relatively large coagulation zones (i.e. ≥ 3 cm in diameter) with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) using a broad control system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A broad control system consists of such information as (i) the area of the tumour tissue for feedback control, (ii) the set-point temperature, and (iii) the control law. The proposed approach has advanced knowledge in (i) and (ii) in particular...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864664/radiofrequency-ablation-of-pulmonary-metastases-from-sarcoma-single-center-retrospective-evaluation-of-46-patients
#12
Takuya Sato, Toshihiro Iguchi, Takao Hiraki, Hideo Gobara, Hiroyasu Fujiwara, Jun Sakurai, Yusuke Matsui, Toshiharu Mitsuhashi, Junichi Soh, Shinichi Toyooka, Susumu Kanazawa
PURPOSE: This retrospective, single-center study evaluated radiofrequency (RF) ablation for pulmonary metastases of sarcoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-six patients with sarcoma (144 pulmonary metastases) underwent 88 RF ablation sessions. Data regarding local tumor progression, efficacy, procedural adverse events (AEs; National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, version 4.0), overall survival (OS), and OS-associated prognostic factors were retrospectively evaluated using univariate analyses...
November 18, 2016: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858704/comparison-of-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-zones-in-an-in-vivo-porcine-model-correlation-of-histology-and-gross-pathological-findings
#13
Ole Gemeinhardt, Franz G M Poch, Bernhard Hiebl, Urte Kunz-Zurbuchen, Giuliano M Corte, Stefan F Thieme, Janis L Vahldiek, Stefan M Niehues, Martin E Kreis, Robert Klopfleisch, Kai S Lehmann
BACKGROUND: Continuing research ex vivo and in vivo with animal models is performed to advance the oncological safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumors. In these experiments, frequently imaging modalities (e.g. MRI or CT) or macro-morphological measurements are used to determine the full extent of the different ablation zones inside of RFA lesions. However, no systematic study has been performed so far, which verified the accuracy of the macro-morphological findings. Therefore, the present study aimed to correlate histological and gross pathological findings of bipolar radiofrequency ablation zones of pig livers with regard to cell viability in vivo...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832399/ablation-of-atypical-atrial-flutters-using-ultra-high-density-activation-sequence-mapping
#14
Roger A Winkle, Ryan Moskovitz, R Hardwin Mead, Gregory Engel, Melissa H Kong, William Fleming, Rob A Patrawala
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate ultra high density-activation sequence mapping (UHD-ASM) for ablating atypical atrial flutters. METHODS: For 23 patients with 31 atypical atrial flutters (AAF), we created UHD-ASM. RESULTS: Demographics age = 65.3 ± 8.5 years, male = 78%, left atrial size = 4.66 ± 0.64 cm, redo ablation 20/23(87%). AAF were left atrial in 30 (97%). For each AAF, 1273 ± 697 points were used for UHD-ASM...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831864/3d-myocardial-elastography-in-vivo
#15
Clement Papadacci, Ethan A Bunting, Elaine Y Wan, Pierre Nauleau, Elisa E Konofagou
Strain evaluation is of major interest in clinical cardiology as it can quantify the cardiac function. Myocardial elastography, a radio-frequency (RF)-based cross-correlation method, has been developed to evaluate the local strain distribution in the heart in vivo. However, inhomogeneities such as RF ablation lesions or infarction require a three-dimensional approach to be measured accurately. In addition, acquisitions at high volume rate are essential to evaluate the cardiac strain in three dimensions. Conventional focused transmit schemes using 2D matrix arrays, trade off sufficient volume rate for beam density or sector size to image rapid moving structure such as the heart, which lowers accuracy and precision in the strain estimation...
November 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826985/impact-of-cavotricuspid-isthmus-morphology-in-cryo-vs-radiofrequency-ablation-of-typical-atrial-flutter
#16
Serkan Saygi, Hamid Bastani, Nikola Drca, Per Insulander, Christer Wredlert, Jonas Schwieler, Mats Jensen-Urstad
OBJECTIVES: Cryoablation (CRYO) is an alternative to radiofrequency (RF) for catheter ablation of cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) dependent atrial flutter (AFL). We aimed to study whether different CTI morphologies had different impacts on procedural success for CRYO and RF. DESIGN: This study randomized 153 patients with CTI-dependent AFL (median age 65 years; range 34-82) to RF or CRYO (78 CRYO; 75 RF). Biplane angiography (RAO 30º and LAO 60º) was done before the ablation procedure and isthmuses were classified as straight (n = 81), concave (n = 43), or pouch-like (n = 29)...
November 9, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824668/computed-tomography-guided-tumor-ablation-analysis-and-optimization-of-computed-tomography-technique-with-various-ablation-devices
#17
Adam E M Eltorai, Grayson L Baird, Nicholas Monu, Darren Bialo, Scott Collins, Jeom Soon Kim, Damian E Dupuy
PURPOSE: Ablation device-associated computed tomography beam hardening artifacts can make tumor margin visualization and its relationship to the ablation applicator tip challenging. Determine optimal scanning conditions for currently-used applicators. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven applicators were placed in ex vivo cow livers with implanted mock tumors, surrounded by bolus gel. Various computed tomography scans were performed at 440 mA with 5 mm thickness changing kVp (80, 100, 120, 140), scan time (0...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782774/effect-of-change-in-portal-vein-flow-rates-on-hepatic-ablations-created-with-a-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-device
#18
Gerald D Dodd, Anthony C Lanctot, Kimberly E Lind
Purpose To investigate the effect of change in portal vein flow rates on the size and shape of ablations created by a bipolar radiofrequency (RF) ablation device. Materials and Methods This study was exempt from institutional animal care and use committee review. An in vitro bovine liver model perfused with autologous blood via the portal vein at three flow rates (60, 80, 100 mL/min per 100 g of liver) was used. Four ablations, two bipolar and two monopolar (control probe), were made in each of five livers perfused at each flow rate...
October 19, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779351/left-atrial-size-and-left-ventricular-end-systolic-dimension-predict-the-progression-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-after-catheter-ablation
#19
Ying-Chieh Liao, Jo-Nan Liao, Li-Wei Lo, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Yu-Feng Hu, Tze-Fan Chao, Fa-Po Chung, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Abigail Louise D Te, Rohit Walia, Shinya Yamada, Chung-Hsing Lin, Chin-Yu Lin, Yao-Ting Chang, Suresh Allamsetty, Y U Wen-Chung, Jing-Long Huang, Tsu-Juey Wu, Shih-Ann Chen
INTRODUCTION: Although rare, some paroxysmal atrial fibrillations (AF) still progress despite radiofrequency (RF) ablation. In the study, we evaluated the long-term efficacy of RF ablation and the predictors of AF progression. METHODS: A total of 589 paroxysmal AF patients (404 men and 185 women; aged 54 ± 12 years) who received three-dimensional mapping and ablation were enrolled. Their clinical parameters and electrophysiological characteristics were collected...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769853/atrioesophageal-fistula-formation-with-cryoballoon-ablation-is-most-commonly-related-to-the-left-inferior-pulmonary-vein
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Roy M John, Sunil Kapur, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Jayanthi N Koneru
BACKGROUND: Collateral damage has been reported with use of the cryoballoon for pulmonary vein isolation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and characteristics associated with atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) after cryoballoon use. METHODS: Cases of AEF reported with use of the cryoballoon since 2011 were collected from the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database, publications, and the manufacturer's database...
October 18, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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