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EDITORIAL
H Ni, K Narsingani, H Zhang, W R Giles
Long lasting or chronic electrophysiological abnormalities in human atria are significant contributors to morbidity during healthy aging. Although both paroxysmal (brief) and chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) were considered to be benign; the notable association between maintained AF and stroke has resulted in AF now being a target for surgical intervention (ablation) and/or drug therapy. An interesting, forward looking paper from the Elinder Group(1) in this issue of Acta Physiologica reveals novel pharmacological agents and principles that could be the basis for more effective antiarrhythmic therapies for AF...
July 18, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718039/a%C3%A2-decade-of-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-shifts-in-patient-characteristics-and-procedural-outcomes
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C Teunissen, N Clappers, R J Hassink, J F van der Heijden, F H Wittkampf, P Loh
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) has evolved into a frequently performed procedure. The aim of this study was to monitor changes in patient characteristics, procedural characteristics, outcomes and complications over the past 10 years. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent primary RFCA treatment of AF in the University Medical Center Utrecht from 2005-2015 were included. In all patients, the primary ablation strategy was pulmonary vein (PV) antrum isolation without additional substrate modification...
July 17, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717529/daily-variation-in-the-occurrence-of-different-subtypes-of-stroke
#3
Luciana Ripamonti, Roberto Riva, Fabiola Maioli, Corrado Zenesini, Gaetano Procaccianti
Three thousand two hundred and ninety-eight patients admitted to our Stroke Unit with hemorrhagic, large artery atherosclerosis, cardioembolic, small-vessel occlusion, and undetermined etiology-cryptogenic strokes were included in the study. The circadian variability in onset in each stroke subgroup and the associations with various risk factors were analyzed. In each subgroup, a significant minority of patients suffered from stroke during sleep. In the ischemic group, hypercholesterolemia, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, and previous myocardial infarction facilitated the onset during waking...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716584/p-wave-terminal-force-in-lead-v1-predicts-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Toshiaki Goda, Yukio Sugiyama, Nobuyuki Ohara, Takeshi Ikegami, Kotaro Watanabe, Junya Kobayashi, Daisuke Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Detection of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) in cryptogenic stroke is critical to selecting an antithrombotic therapy for preventing recurrent stroke. However, the predictor of PAF in patients with acute ischemic stroke is not well elucidated. P-wave terminal force in lead V1 (PTFV1) is a standard electrocardiogram marker of left atrial abnormality. In this study, we aimed to investigate the utility of PTFV1 for the prediction of PAF in patients with acute ischemic stroke...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715071/the-influence-of-ablation-power-reduction-associated-with-esophagus-location-on-pulmonary-veins-isolation-results-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-six-month-follow-up
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Piotr Buchta, Krzysztof Myrda, Michał Skrzypek, Adam Wojtaszczyk, Barbara Budzyn, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) could be associated with a thermal esophageal (EO) injury. To avoid this complication intraluminal esophageal temperature monitoring and ablation power reduction at the areas with excessive heating could be used. However, the reduced energy could limit the ablation lesion depth, without creation of consist transmural scar and influence on long-term ablation results. AIM: The primary goal was to evaluate the homogeneity of forced ablation power reduction due to excessive EO heating in different parts of left atrium...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711969/hyperuricemia-is-associated-with-an-increased-prevalence-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-referred-for-clinically-indicated-24-h-holter-monitoring
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A Mantovani, R Rigolon, A Civettini, B Bolzan, G Morani, S Bonapace, C Dugo, G Zoppini, E Bonora, G Targher
PURPOSE: Several studies have reported an association between hyperuricemia and increased risk of permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Currently, no published data are available on the relationship between hyperuricemia and risk of paroxysmal AF. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 245 T2DM outpatients without pre-existing AF, cancer, cirrhosis and end-stage renal disease, who underwent a 24-h ECG-Holter monitoring for various clinical indications...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709762/prevalence-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-population-assessed-by-continuous-24-hour-monitoring
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João Primo, Helena Gonçalves, Ana Macedo, Paula Russo, Telma Monteiro, João Guimarães, Ovídio Costa
INTRODUCTION: A trial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia in clinical practice and a major cause of morbidity, due to the associated risk of stroke. However, since it is often paroxysmal, it is commonly underdiagnosed and undertreated. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this prospective study was to determine the prevalence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) in patients aged 40 and above in a population who underwent continuous 24-hour electrocardiographic monitoring...
July 11, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706589/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-facilitated-by-preprocedural-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-long-term-outcome
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Klaus Kettering, Felix Gramley, Stephan von Bardeleben
AIM: To evaluate the long-term outcome of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) facilitated by preprocedural three-dimensional (3-D) transesophageal echocardiography. METHODS: In 50 patients, 3D transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) was performed immediately prior to an ablation procedure (paroxysmal AF: 30 patients, persistent AF: 20 patients). The images were available throughout the ablation procedure. Two different ablation strategies were used. In most of the patients with paroxysmal AF, the cryoablation technique was used (Arctic Front Balloon, CryoCath Technologies/Medtronic; group A2)...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703873/cryoballoon-ablation-in-chinese-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-1-year-follow-up
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Tian-You Ling, Qi Jin, Wen-Qi Pan, Ning Zhang, Chang-Jian Lin, Hon-Chi Lee, Li-Qun Wu
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the effectiveness and safety of cryoballoon ablation (CBA) in the Chinese population with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) with a 1-year follow-up and determined the association of early recurrence of atrial tachyarrhythmias (ERAT) with late recurrence (LR). METHODS: A total of 114 patients (age 61±10 years, 78 males) with paroxysmal AF who underwent CBA were consecutively enrolled. After procedures, patients were observed for 3 d with continuous ECG monitoring in the hospital with routine follow-up visits at 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year...
July 13, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700475/association-of-ventricular-arrhythmia-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-stroke-patients-in-florida-a-nonconcurrent-prospective-study
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Arielle A Dahlin, Chase C Parsons, Noël C Barengo, Juan Gabriel Ruiz, Melissa Ward-Peterson, Juan Carlos Zevallos
Stroke remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Current evidence identified electrocardiographic abnormalities and cardiac arrhythmias in 50% of patients with an acute stroke. The purpose of this study was to assess whether the presence of ventricular arrhythmia (VA) in adult patients hospitalized in Florida with acute stroke increased the risk of in-hospital mortality.Secondary data analysis of 215,150 patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke hospitalized in the state of Florida collected by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration from 2008 to 2012...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698895/using-anatomical-landmark-to-avoid-phrenic-nerve-injury-during-balloon-based-procedures-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Nicolina M Smith, Larry Segars, Travis Kauffman, Anthony B Olinger
PURPOSE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an arrhythmia which affects as many as 2.7 million Americans. AF should be treated, because it can lead to a four-to-fivefold increased risk of experiencing a stroke. The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for the treatment of drug refractory and symptomatic paroxysmal AF denote catheter ablation as the standard of care. The newest ablation treatment, cryoballoon, uses a cold balloon tip. The biggest risk factor associated with the cryoballoon ablation is phrenic nerve injury (PNI)...
July 11, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697936/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-approaches-and-outcomes
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REVIEW
Manish Kalla, Prashanthan Sanders, Jonathan M Kalman, Geoffrey Lee
Catheter ablation is now at the forefront of the management of symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). Its role in paroxysmal AF is well defined with considerable data supporting its role. Catheter ablation in persistent AF has been less effective and the subject of considerable debate. Mechanistic studies have demonstrated the critical role of pulmonary vein physiology in paroxysmal AF, whereas the mechanisms that sustain persistent AF are not well understood. Additional substrate ablation in persistent AF has not improved long-term outcomes and the use of novel mapping technologies to assess rotor activity remains controversial...
June 13, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690298/comparison-of-empiric-isolation-and-conventional-isolation-of-superior-vena-cava-in-addition-to-pulmonary-vein-isolation-on-the-outcome-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Jin-Yi Li, Jing-Bo Jiang, Guo-Qiang Zhong, Hong-Hong Ke, Yan He
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) in the treatment of AF is currently based on pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Some studies have investigated the efficacy of empiric SVC isolation (SVCI) in addition to conventional PVI in order to improve success rates and reduce recurrence rates. However, the results of the studies have given conflicting data.We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the empiric SVCI compared with conventional SVCI for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) ablation...
July 10, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689282/high-molecular-weight-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-as-a-promising-prognostic%C3%A2-biomarker-to-predict-the-occurrence-of-heart-failure-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Ling-Yue Sun, Xiang Qu, Ling-Zhi Chen, Xing-Xing Chen, Gao-Shu Zheng, Zhi-Ting Wang, Wei-Jian Huang, Hao Zhou
Heart failure (HF) has a significant effect on the prognosis of the patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and also it is an important risk factor for overall mortality. High molecular weight fibroblast growth factor-2 (Hi-FGF-2) is emerging as a prognostic marker with HF and AF. The aim of this study was to prove that Hi-FGF-2 would predict occurrence of HF in the patients with AF. Subjects diagnosed with paroxysmal AF (Group paAF), persistent AF (Group peAF) and sinus rhythm (Group SR) were enrolled in the study...
July 8, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685200/role-of-the-burden-of-premature-atrial-contractions-during-the-blanking-period-following-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-in-predicting-late-recurrences-of-atrial-arrhythmias
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Hugo-Enrique Coutiño, Juan-Pablo Abugattas, Moisés Levinstein, Giacomo Mugnai, Darragh Moran, Valentina De Regibus, Erwin Ströker, Ken Takarada, Rajin Choudhury, Luis Marroquín, Francesca Salghetti, Ian-Emiray Lusoc, Saverio Iacopino, Juan Sieira, Carlo de Asmundis, Pedro Brugada, Gian-Battista Chierchia
PURPOSE: Recent data suggests that high burden of premature atrial complexes after pulmonary vein isolation predicts recurrences of atrial arrhythmias. The present study sought to assess the role of premature atrial complexes burden in predicting atrial arrhythmias recurrences in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who have undergone second-generation cryoballoon ablation (CB-Adv). METHODS: Consecutive patients with drug-resistant paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who underwent pulmonary vein isolation using CB-Adv technology as the index procedure were retrospectively included...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682320/management-of-atrial-high-rate-episodes-detected-by-cardiac-implanted-electronic-devices
#16
REVIEW
Ben Freedman, Giuseppe Boriani, Taya V Glotzer, Jeff S Healey, Paulus Kirchhof, Tatjana S Potpara
Cardiac implanted electronic devices (CIEDs), including pacemakers and implantable defibrillators that perform atrial sensing typically using an atrial electrode, frequently detect subclinical atrial high-rate episodes (AHREs). When the intracardiac electrograms are carefully examined, the majority of AHREs are atrial fibrillation (AF) or other atrial tachyarrhythmias, which have been shown to be associated with both an increased risk of stroke, and subsequent development of clinical AF. However, the absolute risk of stroke among patients with AHREs is less than might be expected for clinically diagnosed paroxysmal AF...
July 6, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678147/efficacy-of-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-in-paroxysmal-and-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Antonio Curnis, Francesca Salghetti, Manuel Cerini, Francesca Vassanelli, Lorenza Inama, Clara Villa, Daniele Giacopelli, Abdallah Raweh, Luca Bontempi
AIMS: In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy of single pulmonary vein isolation with the second-generation cryoballoon (CB-Adv) and predictors of atrial fibrillation recurrences in patients with paroxysmal (PAF) and persistent atrial fibrillation (PersAF). METHODS: Consecutive PAF and PersAF patients undergoing CB-Adv for the first time were enrolled. Patients were followed with in-clinic visits including Holter ECG. Atrial arrhythmic episodes symptomatic or documented lasting more than 30 s were considered as recurrences...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675511/electrophysiological-relation-between-the-superior-vena-cava-and-right-superior-pulmonary-vein-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Kentaro Yoshida, Ai Hattori, Hidekazu Tsuneoka, Yasuaki Tsumagari, Yoshiaki Yui, Akira Kimata, Yoko Ito, Mari Ebine, Yoshiko Uehara, Naoya Koda, Masako Misaki, Daisuke Abe, Noriyuki Takeyasu, Kazutaka Aonuma, Akihiko Nogami
INTRODUCTION: The superior vena cava (SVC) is a main source of non-pulmonary vein (PV) ectopies initiating atrial fibrillation (AF). Empiric SVC isolation may improve rhythm outcomes after catheter ablation of AF. Because the SVC passes immediately adjacent to the right superior PV (RSPV), an electrophysiological relation could be present between the two structures. The present study aimed to estimate the interrelation between the SVC and RSPV by evaluating arrhythmogenic activities observed during catheter ablation of AF...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668398/differences-in-endothelial-dysfunction-induced-by-paroxysmal-and-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-insights-from-restoration-of-sinus-rhythm-by-catheter-ablation
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Keisuke Okawa, Toru Miyoshi, Saori Tsukuda, Syouhei Hara, Naoaki Matsuo, Noriyuki Nishibe, Masahiro Sogo, Tomoaki Okada, Kazumasa Nosaka, Kousuke Sakane, Masayuki Doi, Hiroshi Morita, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with endothelial dysfunction. Studies have shown the incidence of cardiovascular events to be greater in patients with persistent AF (PeAF) than paroxysmal AF (PAF). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether endothelial dysfunction and the impact of catheter ablation on the endothelial function differs between PAF and PeAF. METHODS: We prospectively measured the endothelial function by reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry (RH-PAT) in 103 PAF, 75 PeAF, and 51 control patients at baseline, with follow-up in the AF patients at 6 and 12months after the catheter ablation...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666990/gene-expression-profiles-for-the-identification-of-prevalent-atrial-fibrillation
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Sébastien Thériault, Richard Whitlock, Kripa Raman, Jessica Vincent, Salim Yusuf, Guillaume Paré
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) can be difficult, requiring cumbersome investigations. We aimed to determine the association of established whole-blood gene expression scores with prevalent AF and to evaluate their performance for the identification of AF in a SIRS (Steroids in Cardiac Surgery) trial cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Whole-blood, transcriptome-wide gene expression profiling was performed using the Illumina HumanHT-12 Expression BeadChip in 416 participants (65% men) before surgery, including 91 with a diagnosis of AF...
June 30, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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