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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444174/catheter-ablation-for-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis-a-systematic-review
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Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Rui Providência, Konstantinos Bronis, Dirk G Dechering, Neil Srinivasan, Lars Eckardt, Pier D Lambiase
Aims: Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is associated with a poor prognosis. Important features of CS include heart failure, conduction abnormalities, and ventricular arrhythmias. Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is often refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs (AAD) and immunosuppression. Catheter ablation has emerged as a treatment option for recurrent VT. However, data on the efficacy and outcomes of VT ablation in this context are sparse. Methods and results: A systematic search was performed on PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane database (from inception to September 2016) with included studies providing a minimum of information on CS patients undergoing VT ablation: age, gender, VT cycle length, CS diagnosis criteria, and baseline medications...
April 21, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441850/-clinical-application-of-one-stage-operation-of-epicardial-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-and-cardiac-surgery
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C L Ren, S L Jiang, C S Xiao, R Wang, C Q Gao
Objective: To summarize the results and clinical application experience of one-stage operation of epicardial permanent pacemaker implantation and cardiac surgery. Methods: From November 2014 to July 2016, 15 patients (9 males and 6 females) with ages ranging from 50 to 73 (63.5±6.2) years requiring cardiac surgery with bradycardia underwent one-stage operation of epicardial permanent pacemaker implantation and cardiac surgery. All operations were performed under general anesthesia with chest median incision approach...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436550/epicardial-brugada-syndrome-ablation-unmasking-inferior-j-waves
#3
Adam Lee, Heidi Kohler, Daniel Wright, Haris M Haqqani
Patients with Brugada syndrome are at risk of life threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Epicardial substrate ablation for Brugada syndrome has been described as a means of controlling these arrhythmias and recent reports describe elimination of the Brugada phenotype with ablation. We describe a unique case in which a patient developed inferior J waves with an early repolarization-type electrocardiogram following successful epicardial infundibular substrate ablation (which eliminated the Brugada syndrome ECG on ajmaline challenge)...
April 24, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433554/catheter-ablation-to-prevent-sudden-cardiac-death
#4
Josef Kautzner, Petr Peichl
Since ventricular arrhythmias are a common cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD), treatment for ventricular arrhythmias is the target area of interest in research field. Among different means to prevent ventricular arrhythmias, catheter ablation (CA) has emerged as an effective therapeutic method. CA can decrease the likelihood of SCD in the following arrhythmia categories: 1) idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (VF) that is usually triggered by premature ventricular beats originating in the Purkinje fibres; 2) VF in subjects with structural heart disease, especially after myocardial infarction, that is triggered by premature ventricular beats from surviving Purkinje fibres; 3) Brugada syndrome in which modification of an epicardial substrate in the right ventricular outflow tract might be the most promising strategy; 4) recurrent monomorphic ventricular tachycardias in the setting of structural heart disease; 5) ventricular preexcitation in which CA appears to be a method of choice in high risk patients, regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431066/limited-left-atrial-surgical-ablation-effectively-treats-atrial-fibrillation-but-decreases-left-atrial-function
#5
Marieke G Compier, Laurens F Tops, Jerry Braun, Katja Zeppenfeld, Robert J Klautz, Martin J Schalij, Serge A Trines
Aims: Limited left atrial (LA) surgical ablation with bipolar radiofrequency is considered to be an effective procedure for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). We studied whether limited LA surgical ablation concomitant to cardiac surgery is able to maintain LA function. Methods and Results: Thirty-six consecutive patients (age 66 ± 12 years, 53% male, 78% persistent AF) scheduled for valve surgery and/or coronary revascularization and concomitant LA surgical ablation were included...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431051/safety-long-term-outcomes-and-predictors-of-recurrence-after-first-line-combined-endoepicardial-ventricular-tachycardia-substrate-ablation-in-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy-impact-of-arrhythmic-substrate-distribution-pattern-a-prospective-multicentre-study
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Antonio Berruezo, Juan Acosta, Juan Fernández-Armenta, Alonso Pedrote, Alberto Barrera, Eduardo Arana-Rueda, Andrés Ignacio Bodegas, Ignasi Anguera, Luis Tercedor, Diego Penela, David Andreu, Rosario Jesus Perea, Susana Prat-González, Lluis Mont
Background: First-line endoepicardial ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation has been proposed for patients with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC). This study reports procedural safety, outcomes, and predictors of recurrence. Methods and Results: Forty-one consecutive patients [12 with left ventricle (LV) involvement, 7 left-dominant] underwent first-line endoepicardial VT substrate ablation. Standard bipolar and unipolar thresholds were used to define low-voltage areas (LVA)...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419233/epicardial-ablation-may-not-be-necessary-in-all-patients-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy-and-frequent-ventricular-tachycardia-author-s-reply
#7
Antonio Berruezo, Juan Acosta, Juan Fernández-Armenta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382086/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-fibrillation-in-a-patient-with-right-ventricular-amyloidosis-with-initial-manifestations-mimicking-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy
#8
Fa-Po Chung, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Ling Kuo, Shih-Ann Chen
Differentiating arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) from other cardiomyopathies is clinically important but challenging. Although the modified Task Force Criteria can facilitate diagnosis of ARVD/C according to clinical manifestations, histopathological examination plays a pivotal role in excluding other diseases that can mimic ARVD/C. Here, we report a patient with amyloidosis that initially presented similarly to ARVD/C. The diagnosis was confirmed by endomyocardial biopsy, and catheter ablation eliminated the ventricular tachyarrhythmias through an epicardial approach...
March 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379557/epicardial-ventricular-tachycardia-successfully-ablated-from-the-left-atrium-in-a-case-with-a-prior-mitral-valve-repair
#9
Taihei Itoh, Harish Doppalapudi, Takumi Yamada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 30, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371837/characterization-of-the-arrhythmogenic-substrate-in-patients-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-undergoing-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation
#10
Senthil Kirubakaran, Caterina Bisceglia, John Silberbauer, Teresa Oloriz, Giulia Santagostino, Miki Yamase, Giuseppe Maccabelli, Nicola Trevisi, Paolo Della Bella
Aims: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular (RV) cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is associated with ventricular arrhythmias, even without RV structural disease. We aimed to characterize the RV substrate using electroanatomical mapping and to define outcomes following ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation in patients with and without RV structural abnormalities. Methods and results: Twenty-nine patients with definite or suspected ARVC undergoing VT ablation were classified as 'electrical' and 'structural' cardiomyopathy based on the absence or presence of major structural criteria...
March 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339842/epicardial-ablation-may-not-be-necessary-in-all-patients-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy-and-frequent-ventricular-tachycardia
#11
A Müssigbrodt, E Efimova, H Knopp, L Bertagnolli, N Dagres, S Richter, D Husser, A Bollmann, G Hindricks, A Arya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339558/impact-of-sedation-vs-general-anaesthesia-on-percutaneous-epicardial-access-safety-and-procedural-outcomes
#12
Ammar M Killu, Alan Sugrue, Thomas M Munger, David O Hodge, Siva K Mulpuru, Christopher J McLeod, Douglas L Packer, Samuel J Asirvatham, Paul A Friedman
Aims: Patient movement while under moderate/deep sedation may complicate percutaneous epicardial access (EpiAcc), mapping and ablation. We sought to compare procedural outcomes in patients undergoing EpiAcc under sedation vs. general anaesthesia (GA) for ablation. Methods and results: Patients undergoing EpiAcc between January 2004 and July 2014 were included. Safety, procedural, and clinical outcomes were compared between patients undergoing EpiAcc under sedation or GA for ventricular tachycardia or premature ventricular complex ablation...
November 15, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288961/feasibility-of-rapid-linear-endocardial-and-epicardial-ventricular-ablation-using-an-irrigated-multipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-catheter
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Babak Nazer, Tomos E Walters, Srikant Duggirala, Edward P Gerstenfeld
BACKGROUND: A common strategy for ablation of scar-based ventricular tachycardia is delivering multiple lesions in a linear pattern. METHODS AND RESULTS: We tested the efficacy of a novel linear irrigated multipolar ablation catheter capable of creating linear lesions with a single application. Healthy swine underwent endocardial and epicardial linear ablation using a novel linear irrigated ablation catheter; control animals underwent focal lesions in a linear pattern over 3...
March 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285383/adenosine-administration-during-hybrid-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-to-test-dormant-pulmonary-vein-conduction
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Mindy Vroomen, Mark La Meir, Jos G Maessen, Harry J Crijns, Laurent Pison
BACKGROUND: Adenosine administration after initial pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) reveals dormant conduction and predicts atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence. Elimination of dormant conduction when present may increase a long-term success rate of AF ablation procedures. There are no studies till date using adenosine to reveal acute reconduction of pulmonary veins (PVs) after epicardial PVI during a hybrid AF ablation procedure. METHODS: We included 24 patients (21 male, 55 ± 9 years) undergoing hybrid ablation for symptomatic paroxysmal (n = 12) and persistent (n = 12) AF, using an epicardial bipolar radiofrequency clamp to perform PVI...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267588/initial-international-multicenter-human-experience-with-a-novel-epicardial-access-needle-embedded-with-a-real-time-pressure-frequency-monitoring-to-facilitate-epicardial-access-feasibility-and-safety
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Luigi Di Biase, J David Burkhardt, Vivek Reddy, Jorge Romero, Petr Neuzil, Jan Petru, Lucie Sadiva, Jan Skoda, Miguel Ventura, Corrado Carbucicchio, Antonio Dello Russo, Zoltan Csanadi, Michela Casella, Gaetano M Fassini, Claudio Tondo, Frederic Sacher, Mike Theran, Srinivas Dukkipati, Jacob Koruth, Pierre Jais, Andrea Natale
BACKGROUND: Epicardial ablation is often necessary for the treatment of complex arrhythmias refractory to endocardial ablation. Conventional needle access to the pericardial space is considered quite challenging, and it is often associated with several potential complications, particularly inadvertent right ventricular puncture. The novel EpiAccess Needle tip is embedded with a pressure sensor able to report the pressure waveform in real time when used with the EpiAccess System. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the feasibility and safety of the EpiAccess System by EpiEP, Inc...
March 6, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229201/-sudden-cardiac-death-epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-risk-stratification
#16
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/28217232/successful-percutaneous-epicardial-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-arising-from-the-crux-of-the-heart-in-a-patient-with-prior-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#17
Naoki Yoshida, Takumi Yamada
A 63-year-old man with a history of remote inferior myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) underwent catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT). Epicardial catheter ablation of the VT was successful at the crux of the heart despite limited mapping within the pericardial space due to pericardial adhesion. Percutaneous subxiphoidal pericardial approach is usually impossible in patients with a history of open heart surgery due to pericardial adhesions. This report suggested that epicardial VT arising from the crux of the heart could be successfully treated by catheter ablation via subxiphoidal pericardial approach despite pericardial adhesions complicated by prior CABG...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217228/spatiotemporal-characteristics-of-atrial-fibrillation-electrograms-a-novel-marker-for-arrhythmia-stability-and-termination
#18
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/28212738/delayed-efficacy-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-on-ventricular-arrhythmias-originating-from-the-left-ventricular-anterobasal-wall
#19
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/28188661/idiopathic-epicardial-ventricular-tachycardia-from-the-coronary-venous-system-from-electrocardiographic-recognition-to-appropriate-therapy
#20
Stéphane Boulé, Claire Federspiel, Eric Verbrugge, Didier Klug
Idiopathic epicardial ventricular tachycardias (VTs) account for 9% of idiopathic VTs. The recognition of this entity is important, as a minimally invasive ablation procedure performed exclusively through the coronary sinus branches may be considered, avoiding the potential risks associated with access to the left ventricular endocardium, the aortic root, and the pericardial space. The electrocardiographic features and therapeutic management of this rare form of tachycardia are discussed.
February 11, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
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