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heart cryoablation

Andrés Alonso-García, Felipe Atienza, Pablo Ávila, Clara Ugueto, Miriam Centeno, Reyes Álvarez, Tomás Datino, Esteban González-Torrecilla, Evaristo Castellanos, Gerard Loughlin, Constancio Medrano, Ángel Arenal, Francisco Fernández-Avilés
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Catheter ablation has become the treatment of choice in an increasing number of arrhythmias in children and adolescents. There is still limited evidence of its use at a national level in Spain. The aim was to describe the characteristics and results of a modern monocentric series form a referral tertiary care centre. METHODS: Retrospective register of invasive procedures between 2004 and 2016 performed in patients under 17 years and recorded clinical characteristic, ablation methodology and acute and chronic results of the procedure...
February 23, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
Carine F van Huls van Taxis, Adrianus P Wijnmaalen, Patrick Klein, Olaf M Dekkers, Jerry Braun, Harriette F Verwey, Martin J Schalij, Robert J Klautz, Katja Zeppenfeld
OBJECTIVES: Surgical ventricular reconstruction (SVR) is an effective treatment to improve left ventricular (LV) function in patients with ischaemic heart failure and an LV anterior-apical aneurysm. Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) is an important cause for morbidity and mortality in these patients. Therefore, encircling cryoablation targeting the VA substrate may be required. Programmed electrical stimulation (PES) can identify patients at risk for VA. The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence and type of VA during long-term follow-up after PES-guided encircling cryoablation concomitant to SVR for primary prevention of VA...
January 22, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Thomas Beiert, Pia C Lodde, Lutz P T Linneborn, Jessica Werner, Lisa Prinz, Florian Stöckigt, Markus Linhart, Lars Lickfett, Georg Nickenig, Jan W Schrickel, René P Andrié
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) has become a widely accepted therapy in patients suffering from symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). HYPOTHESIS: AF-free survival differs in patients with left common pulmonary vein (LCPV) after PVI with second-generation cryoballoon. METHODS: We included patients scheduled for first PVI for paroxysmal or persistent AF. Symptomatic and/or documented arrhythmia episodes (>30 seconds) were defined as AF recurrence, excluding a 3-month blanking period...
January 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Vaibhav K Moondra, Mark L Greenberg, Barbara R Gerling, Peter T Holzberger, Steven N Weindling, Rajbir S Sangha
BACKGROUND: Most literature for cryoablation of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) is based on -30 degree celsius cryomapping with 4 & 6 mm distal electrode catheters. The cryomapping mode is not available on the 6 mm cryocatheter in the United States. We describe a technique for 'pseudo' mapping at -80° using a 6 mm cryocatheter and report on short and long term outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all index cases (n = 253) of cryoablation of AVNRT at a single North American institution during the period of 2003-2010 was performed...
July 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Radosław Pietrzak, Piotr Lodziński, Tomasz Książczyk, Paweł Balsam, Monika Gawałko, Grzegorz Opolski, Bożena Werner
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation (CA) therapy is the first choice treatment in adults with heart rhythm disturbances. The arrhythmias in adults are mainly conditioned by coronary disease. Etiology of arrhythmias in children is mostly associated with inherited heart disorders. According to the current guidelines the CA is widely used in children, indicating the need to make it more achievable in pediatric population. AIM: To assess efficacy and safety of CA in children with different types of arrhythmias on the initial learning curve at newly built Ablation Center in The Independent Pediatric Hospital of Medical University of Warsaw...
August 23, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
Jiří Bárta, Radim Brát
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to investigate, whether enhancement of left atrial cryoablation by ablation of the autonomic nervous system of left atrium leads to influencing the outcomes of surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with structural heart disease undergoing open-heart surgery. METHODS: The observed patient file consisted of 100 patients, who have undergone a combined open-heart surgery at our department between July 2012 and December 2014...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Xiaomei Luo, Weibing He, Xinan Long, Gang Fang, Zhonghai Li, Rongrong Li, Kecheng Xu, Lizhi Niu
BACKGROUND: Cardiophrenic angle lymph node metastases are relatively rare. Surgical resection is the main treatment for cardiophrenic angle lymph node metastasis, but it is not always possible. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report our initial experience with cryoablation of a cardiophrenic angle lymph node metastasis from liver cancer. As the cardiophrenic angle lymph node metastasis was located close to the heart, about 200 mL of 0.9% saline was injected into the pericardium to separate the heart from the target area...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
John Papagiannis, Daniel Joseph Beissel, Ulrich Krause, Michel Cabrera, Marta Telishevska, Stephen Seslar, Christopher Johnsrude, Charles Anderson, Svjetlana Tisma-Dupanovic, Diana Connelly, Dimosthenis Avramidis, Christopher Carter, Laszlo Kornyei, Ian Law, Nicholas Von Bergen, Jan Janusek, Jennifer Silva, Eric Rosenthal, Mark Willcox, Peter Kubus, Gabriele Hessling, Thomas Paul
BACKGROUND: The relationship of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia to congenital heart disease (CHD) and the outcome of catheter ablation in this population have not been studied adequately. METHODS AND RESULTS: A multicenter retrospective study was performed on patients with CHD who had atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia and were treated with catheter ablation. There were 109 patients (61 women), aged 22.1±13.4 years. The majority, 86 of 109 (79%), had CHD resulting in right heart pressure or volume overload...
July 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Boaz Avitall, Arthur Kalinski, G Stephen Kocheril, Timothy G Laske, Nicolas Coulombe
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein (PV) occlusion is essential for PV isolation (PVI) using the cryoballoon. Currently occlusion is arbitrarily determined using fluoroscopy and contrast media. This study aimed to create an objective measure without utilizing excessive fluoroscopy and using no contrast media. OBJECTIVE: To ensure PV occlusion without fluoroscopy and contrast dye. METHODS: In 4 in vivo hearts 113 PV occlusions were tested with a 50% cold dye saline mix at 4°C...
May 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Antonis S Manolis
Over the recent years, the advent of single-shot techniques, such as circular catheter and cryoballoon ablation, has ushered in a new era in the catheter ablation approach and rhythm control strategies of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). These techniques make it easier to navigate the heart and have the potential to decrease the threshold for, expand the access to, and increase patient and physician acceptance of rhythm-control therapies, that may lead to reduction of the AF disease burden and its socioeconomic impact...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Jian Chen, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Serge Boveda, Roland Richard Tilz, Antonio Hernandez-Madrid, Pawel Ptaszynski, Janis Pudulis, Nikolaos Dagres
The purpose of this survey was to assess the current practice in Europe regarding cryoablation for treatment of different cardiac arrhythmias. The data are based on an electronic questionnaire sent to members of the European Heart Rhythm Association Research Network. Responses were received from 49 centres in 18 countries. The results show that cryoablation for supraventricular tachycardia in European centres is an alternative to radiofrequency ablation, which is in accordance with guidelines. There is reasonable consensus regarding clinical results and complications of cryoablation procedure...
February 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Ulrich Krause, Filipe D Abreu da Cunha, David Backhoff, Claudius Jacobshagen, Sophia Klehs, Heike E Schneider, Thomas Paul
To improve long-term outcome after cryoablation of substrates of supraventricular tachycardia, application of two and three consecutive freeze-thaw cycles has been performed. The effect of triple freeze-thaw cycles on lesion formation within developing myocardium and coronary arteries, however, has not been studied yet. In eight piglets (mean age 15 weeks, weight 15-20 kg), 30 cryolesions (three consecutive freeze-thaw cycles) were applied to the atrial aspect of both AV valve annuli (n = 18) as well as to ventricular myocardium below the valves (n = 12)...
April 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
Mario Matta, Matteo Anselmino, Marco Scaglione, Marco Vitolo, Federico Ferraris, Paolo Di Donna, Domenico Caponi, Davide Castagno, Fiorenzo Gaita
PURPOSE: Catheter ablation of the slow pathway is the most effective treatment for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). Cryoenergy, compared to radiofrequency, relates to lower heart block risk but higher incidence of AVNRT recurrences. The aims of this study are to confirm the safety and efficacy of AVNRT cryoablation and to identify predictors of long-term recurrences. METHODS: Among 241 patients undergoing AVNRT cryoablation, 239 (99.2%) experienced acute effective cryoablation of the slow pathway, and no procedure-related complications were reported...
April 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Florian Hintringer
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects 1-2% of the population, and its prevalence is estimated to at least double in the next 50 years as the population ages. AREAS OF AGREEMENT: AF results in impaired quality of life and even increased mortality. Drugs frequently fail to stabilize sinus rhythm. AREAS OF CONTROVERSY: Catheter ablation is a valuable treatment alternative, even as a first-line therapy in selected cases. However, catheter ablation of AF is challenging, even for experienced operators...
December 2016: British Medical Bulletin
Patricia E Thomas, Scott L Macicek
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has been used to manage supraventricular arrhythmia in children since 1990. This article reviews the history of catheter ablation used to treat arrhythmia in children and discusses new frontiers in the field. We also address ablation in adult patients with a history of congenital heart disease (CHD) that was diagnosed and initially treated in childhood. METHODS: We conducted an evidence-based literature review to gather available data on ablation for supraventricular tachycardia in children and adult patients with CHD...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Paramdeep S Dhillon, Giulia Domenichini, Hanney Gonna, Anthony Li, Nadia Sunni, Michael Mahmoudi, Mark M Gallagher
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmias originating from the right ventricular outflow tract are generally considered benign but cases of cardiac arrest have been described, usually associated with polymorphic ventricular tachycardia or extrasystoles with short coupling intervals. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 54-year-old Caucasian woman with symptomatic right ventricular outflow tract arrhythmias without structural heart disease who suffered a ventricular fibrillation arrest without prior malignant clinical features...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Giacomo Mugnai, Darragh Moran, Erwin Ströker, Diego Ruggiero, Hugo Enrique Coutino-Moreno, Ken Takarada, Valentina De Regibus, Rajin Choudhury, Saverio Iacopino, Pasquale Filannino, Vincent Umbrain, Stefan Beckers, Pedro Brugada, Carlo de Asmundis, Gian-Battista Chierchia
PURPOSE: Our aim was to analyse the temperature behaviour during second-generation cryoballoon ablation (CB-A) in patients with ongoing atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with those in sinus rhythm (SR). METHODS: Consecutive patients with drug-resistant AF who underwent pulmonary vein (PV) isolation by CB-A from April 2014 to May 2015 were analysed. The exclusion criteria were any contraindication for the procedure including the presence of an intracavitary thrombus, uncontrolled heart failure, contraindications to general anaesthesia and cardioversion to SR during the ablation procedure...
December 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Saurabh Kumar, Alexander F A Androulakis, Jean-Marc Sellal, Philippe Maury, Estelle Gandjbakhch, Xavier Waintraub, Anne Rollin, Pascale Richard, Philippe Charron, Samuel H Baldinger, Ciorsti J Macintyre, Bruce A Koplan, Roy M John, Gregory F Michaud, Katja Zeppenfeld, Frederic Sacher, Neal K Lakdawala, William G Stevenson, Usha B Tedrow
BACKGROUND: Lamin A/C (LMNA) cardiomyopathy is a genetic disease with a proclivity for ventricular arrhythmias. We describe the multicenter experience with percutaneous catheter ablation of sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) in LMNA cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-five consecutive LMNA mutation patients from 4 centers were included (mean age, 55±9 years; ejection fraction, 34±12%; VT storm in 36%). Complete atrioventricular block was present in 11 patients; 3 patients were on mechanical circulatory support for severe heart failure...
August 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Yasunori Kushiyama, Haruo Honjo, Ryoko Niwa, Hiroki Takanari, Masatoshi Yamazaki, Yoshio Takemoto, Ichiro Sakuma, Itsuo Kodama, Kaichiro Kamiya
It has been reported that blockade of the inward rectifier K(+) current (IK1) facilitates termination of ventricular fibrillation. We hypothesized that partial IK1 blockade destabilizes spiral wave (SW) re-entry, leading to its termination. Optical action potential (AP) signals were recorded from left ventricles of Langendorff-perfused rabbit hearts with endocardial cryoablation. The dynamics of SW re-entry were analyzed during ventricular tachycardia (VT), induced by cross-field stimulation. Intercellular electrical coupling in the myocardial tissue was evaluated by the space constant...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Kosuke Ujihira, Akira Yamada, Naritomo Nishioka, Yutaka Iba, Ryushi Maruyama, Katsuhiko Nakanishi, Ai Shimizu, Kanako C Hatanaka, Tomoko Mitsuhashi, Toshiya Shinohara, Hatsue Ishibashi Ueda
BACKGROUND: Primary cardiac sarcomas are extremely rare. Furthermore, the myxofibrosarcomas are one of the rarest forms of cardiac sarcomas, and its prognosis is known to be quite poor. CASE PRESENTATION: This is a case of a 23-year-old man who presented with acute severe congestive heart failure caused by almost complete obstruction of the mitral valve due to a large left atrial tumor. The patient required endotracheal intubation before his arrival to the hospital, and underwent an emergent surgical excision of the tumor...
July 7, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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