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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909525/quality-measures-in-atrial-fibrillation-therapy-af-ablation-and-get-with-the-guidelines-afib-registries
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EDITORIAL
Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy Md, Andrea Natale Md
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855290/transcatheter-leadless-cardiac-pacing-the-new-alternative-solution
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Antoine Da Costa, Amandine Axiotis, Cécile Romeyer-Bouchard, Loucif Abdellaoui, Zahi Afif, Jean Baptiste Guichard, Antoine Gerbay, Karl Isaaz
INTRODUCTION: A lack of information about the feasibility and safety of leadless pacemaker (LPMs) exists in a fragile population of patients with limited venous anatomy access or conventional pacemaker (PM) contraindication. Accordingly, the goal of this prospective observational study was to report our experience with this new leadless technology in a subset of patients with contraindication or limited venous access. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between May 2015 and July 2016, 14 patients were consecutively included...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26567426/research-catheter-ablation-best-for-heart-failure-patients-with-afib-ablation-is-often-better-than-medication-for-treating-the-irregular-heartbeat-in-individuals-with-heart-failure
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26387724/histopathology-of-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-in-the-human-atrium
#4
Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Sadia Sayeed, Elizabeth Filler, Arkun Knarik, Jayanthi N Koneru, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
BACKGROUND: The Cox maze IV operation has become the preferred surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation, as it is associated with less morbidity and complexity than the Cox maze III procedure, yet is still highly effective. Numerous studies have been conducted in animals to examine the histopathology of this operation on the heart but studies on human hearts that have undergone the Cox maze IV operation have not been performed. METHODS: We report the histopathologic findings in 3 patients from whom tissue was available for histologic study...
February 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26387721/the-ablate-trial-safety-and-efficacy-of-cox-maze-iv-using-a-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-system
#5
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jonathan M Philpott, Christian W Zemlin, James L Cox, Mack Stirling, Michael Mack, Robert L Hooker, Allen Morris, David A Heimansohn, James Longoria, Divyakant B Gandhi, Patrick M McCarthy
BACKGROUND: The Cox Maze-IV procedure (CMP-IV) has replaced the Cox Maze-III procedure as the most common approach for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The Food and Drug Administration-regulated AtriCure Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation of Permanent Atrial Fibrillation (ABLATE) trial sought to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the CMP-IV performed with the Synergy ablation system (AtriCure, Inc, Cincinnati, OH). METHODS: Fifty-five patients (aged 70...
November 2015: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26387117/randomized-comparison-of-contact-force-guided-versus-conventional-circumferential-pulmonary-vein-isolation-of-atrial-fibrillation-prevalence-characteristics-and-predictors-of-electrical-reconnections-and-clinical-outcomes
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kohki Nakamura, Shigeto Naito, Takehito Sasaki, Masahiro Nakano, Kentaro Minami, Yosuke Nakatani, Kentaro Ikeda, Eiji Yamashita, Koji Kumagai, Nobusada Funabashi, Shigeru Oshima
PURPOSE: We prospectively investigated the differences in pulmonary vein reconnections (PVRs) and clinical outcomes between contact force (CF)-guided and conventional circumferential PV isolation (CPVI) of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: One hundred twenty consecutive AF patients (63 ± 10 years; 88 males) undergoing an initial CPVI were randomized to ablation with a target CF of 20 g (CF group; n = 60) or that with operators blinded to the CF information (blind group; n = 60)...
December 2015: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26386754/current-status-of-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-japan-summary-of-the-4th-survey-of-the-japanese-catheter-ablation-registry-of-atrial-fibrillation-j-caraf
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Koichi Inoue, Yuji Murakawa, Akihiko Nogami, Morio Shoda, Shigeto Naito, Koichiro Kumagai, Yasushi Miyauchi, Teiichi Yamane, Norishige Morita, Ken Okumura
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: The Japanese Heart Rhythm Society performs an annual survey, J-CARAF, to collect data on the atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation procedure, and requests its members to register data for AF ablation performed in specified months. We compared data from the latest survey (September 2013, n=1049) with that of the previous survey (September 2012, n=1246) to investigate trends related to the AF ablation procedure. RESULTS: Patients in the latest survey were older (September 2012 vs...
July 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26386162/role-of-tee-before-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-is-less-really-more
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EDITORIAL
Nilesh Mathuria
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26385031/trends-and-predictors-of-readmission-after-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-2009-2013
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Peter A Noseworthy, Suraj Kapa, Lindsey R Haas, Holly Van Houten, Abhishek J Deshmuk, Siva K Mulpuru, Christopher J McLeod, Samuel J Asirvatham, Paul A Friedman, Nilay D Shah, Douglas L Packer
UNLABELLED: As the number of patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) increases, there is a growing focus on optimizing the quality and efficiency of. Readmission is often considered an indicator of both quality and efficiency of care delivery. We sought to estimate rates and identify predictors of readmission after catheter ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using a large, national administrative claims database, we identified all AF patients who underwent catheter ablation between January 2009 and December 2013 (10,705 ablation cases)...
September 2015: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26384634/case-9%C3%A2-2015-anesthetic-management-of-a-patient-with-esophago-pericardial-fistula-complicating-atrial-fibrillation-radiofrequency-ablation
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Michael Essandoh, Andrew J Otey, Juan Crestanello, Jonathan Keshishian, Patrick G Brady, Rebecca M Gerlach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2015: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26384633/ablation-therapy-for-atrial-fibrillation-implications-for-the-anesthesiologist
#11
REVIEW
Himani V Bhatt, Georgios Syros, Michael Greco, Marc Miller, Gregory W Fischer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2015: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26383774/contact-force-in-atrial-fibrillation-role-of-atrial-rhythm-and-ventricular-contractions-co-force-atrial-fibrillation-study
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Andrea Sarkozy, Dipen Shah, Johan Saenen, Juan Sieira, Thomas Phlips, Wim Boris, Mehdi Namdar, Christiaan Vrints
BACKGROUND: In an experimental model, variable and intermittent contact force (CF) resulted in a significant decrease in lesion volume. In humans, variability of CF during pulmonary vein isolation has not been characterized. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 20 consecutive patients undergoing CF-guided circumferential pulmonary vein isolation, 914 radiofrequency applications (530 in sinus rhythm and 384 in atrial fibrillation) were analyzed. The variability of the 60% CF range (CF(60%)) was 17±9...
December 2015: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26383723/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-advent-of-second-generation-technologies
#13
EDITORIAL
Eric Buch, Kalyanam Shivkumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 22, 2015: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26383722/pulmonary-vein-isolation-using-the-visually-guided-laser-balloon-a-prospective-multicenter-and-randomized-comparison-to-standard-radiofrequency-ablation
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Srinivas R Dukkipati, Frank Cuoco, Ilana Kutinsky, Arash Aryana, Tristram D Bahnson, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Ian Woollett, Ziad F Issa, Andrea Natale, Vivek Y Reddy
BACKGROUND: Balloon catheters have been designed to facilitate pulmonary vein (PV) isolation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). The visually guided laser balloon (VGLB) employs laser energy to ablate tissue under direct visual guidance. OBJECTIVES: This study compared the efficacy and safety of VGLB ablation with standard irrigated radiofrequency ablation (RFA) during catheter ablation of AF. METHODS: Patients with drug-refractory paroxysmal AF were enrolled in a multicenter, randomized controlled study of PV isolation using either the VGLB or RFA (control)...
September 22, 2015: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26381799/p-wave-pseudonormalization-after-iatrogenic-coronary-sinus-isolation
#15
Fariha Sadiq Ali, Andres Enriquez, Damian Redfearn, Adrian Baranchuk
We report a case of a 58 year old gentleman with prior history of catheter ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). His baseline ECG showed sinus rhythm with a broad and notched P-wave in lead II and biphasic P-wave (positive/negative) in leads III and aVF previously described as advanced interatrial block. A redo ablation procedure was performed due to AF recurrence. An iatrogenic isolation of the coronary sinus (CS) was observed during ablation with marked narrowing and loss of the terminal negative component of the P-wave on the surface ECG...
January 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26380788/surgical-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-an-editorial
#16
Pouya Nezafati, Mojgan Gharipour, Mohammad Hassan Nezafati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2015: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26380463/-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
#17
REVIEW
Michael Geist, Moti Haim
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most commonly encountered arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation has significant implications in terms of morbidity and effects on quality of life, especially due to the risk of embolic phenomena and in particular embolic stroke that may have significant prognostic implications. The prevalence of AF increases with age and in patients with cardiac disease. Atrial fibrillation ablation is becoming a viable option and the number of procedures is on the rise in suitable patients. In this review we describe the rationale behind this procedure in terms of underlying mechanisms of AF, various techniques and risks vs...
July 2015: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26380100/effect-of-catheter-ablation-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-its-correlation-with-arrhythmia-outcome
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Daniel Raine, Philip Langley, Ewen Shepherd, Stephen Lord, Stephen Murray, Alan Murray, John P Bourke
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of catheter ablation on atrial fibrillation (AF) symptoms and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Patients with AF scheduled for ablation were recruited. Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) was performed and complex fractionated atrial electrogram (CFAE)±linear ablation undertaken in patients in AF despite PVI. QoL and AF symptoms were assessed using SF-36 V2 and Atrial Fibrillation Effect on Quality-of-Life (AFEQT) questionnaires before and 3 months after ablation...
2015: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26380098/atrioesophageal-fistula-following-ablation-procedures-for-atrial-fibrillation-systematic-review-of-case-reports
#19
REVIEW
Patricia Chavez, Franz H Messerli, Abel Casso Dominguez, Emad F Aziz, Tina Sichrovsky, Daniel Garcia, Connor D Barrett, Stephan Danik
BACKGROUND: Atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare but serious adverse event of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. OBJECTIVE: To identify the clinical characteristics of AEF following ablation procedures for AF and determine the associated mortality. METHODS: A systematic review of observational cases of AEF following ablation procedures for AF was performed following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement protocol...
2015: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26377401/one-drug-two-outcomes-after-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-the-situational-irony-of-adenosine
#20
EDITORIAL
T Jared Bunch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2015: European Heart Journal
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