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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423126/chronic-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-with-harmonic-scalpel-during-mitral-valve-surgery
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Alexandre Visconti Brick, Domingo M Braile
Objective: To evaluate surgical treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation with ultrasound in patients with mitral valve disease, considering preoperative clinical characteristics of patients undergoing surgical procedure and follow-up in the immediate postoperative period, in hospital and up to 60 months after discharge. Methods: We studied 100 patients with chronic atrial fibrillation and mitral valve disease who underwent surgical treatment using ultrasound ablation...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365568/benefits-of-permanent-his-bundle-pacing-combined-with-atrioventricular-node-ablation-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-heart-failure-with-both-preserved-and-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
#2
Weijian Huang, Lan Su, Shengjie Wu, Lei Xu, Fangyi Xiao, Xiaohong Zhou, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
BACKGROUND: Clinical benefits from His bundle pacing (HBP) in heart failure patients with preserved and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction are still inconclusive. This study evaluated clinical outcomes of permanent HBP in atrial fibrillation patients with narrow QRS who underwent atrioventricular node ablation for heart failure symptoms despite rate control by medication. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study enrolled 52 consecutive heart failure patients who underwent attempted atrioventricular node ablation and HBP for symptomatic atrial fibrillation...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350861/efficacy-and-effects-on-cardiac-function-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-vs-direct-current-cardioversion-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
#3
Maojing Wang, Shanglang Cai, Wei Ding, Yujie Deng, Qing Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of catheter ablation vs. direct current synchronized cardioversion (DCC) in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction, and to define baseline features of patients that will get more benefit from ablation. METHODS: From July 2013 to October 2014, 97 consecutive single-center patients with persistent AF and symptomatic heart failure (left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <50%) underwent DCC followed by amiodarone (n = 40) or circumferential pulmonary vein isolation (PVI; n = 57) according to patient's preference were recruited in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268888/detection-of-the-propagating-direction-of-electrical-wavefront-in-atrial-fibrillation
#4
Dongping Du, Yuncheng Du
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common sustained arrhythmia, which can increase the risk of heart failure and stroke. Understanding the complex electrical dynamics of AF and correctly targeting AF sources for ablation therapies remain challenging in clinical practice. This is due to the incapability to reconstruct the electrical dynamic of AF, and lack of efficient approach for AF source identification. This paper builds a multi-sale framework for modeling of the abnormal electrical propagation in AF initiated by triggers from Pulmonary Veins (PVs)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258848/conduction-recovery-following-catheter-ablation-in-patients-with-recurrent-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure
#5
Matteo Anselmino, Mario Matta, T Jared Bunch, Martin Fiala, Marco Scaglione, Georg Nölker, Pierre Qian, Thomas Neumann, Federico Ferraris, Fiorenzo Gaita
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) catheter ablation is increasingly proposed for patients suffering from AF and concomitant heart failure (HF). However, the optimal ablation strategy remains controversial. We performed this study to assess the prevalence of pulmonary vein (PV) or linear lesion reconnection in HF patients undergoing repeated procedures. METHODS AND RESULTS: At seven high-volume centres, 165 patients with HF underwent a repeat procedure after a first AF ablation including PV isolation alone (47 patients, group A) or PV isolation plus left atrial lines (118 patients, group B)...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228467/gender-differences-in-clinical-presentation-and-1-year-outcomes-in-atrial-fibrillation
#6
Renate B Schnabel, Ladislav Pecen, Francisco M Ojeda, Markus Lucerna, Nargiz Rzayeva, Stefan Blankenberg, Harald Darius, Dipak Kotecha, Raffaele De Caterina, Paulus Kirchhof
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to examine gender differences in clinical presentation, management and prognosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a contemporary cohort. METHODS: In 6412 patients, 39.7% women, of the PREvention oF thromboembolic events - European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation, we examined gender differences in symptoms, risk factors, therapies and 1-year incidence of adverse outcomes. RESULTS: Men with AF were on average younger than women (mean±SD: 70...
February 22, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227088/detection-of-the-propagating-direction-of-electrical-wavefront-in-atrial-fibrillation
#7
Dongping Du, Yuncheng Du, Dongping Du, Yuncheng Du, Dongping Du, Yuncheng Du
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common sustained arrhythmia, which can increase the risk of heart failure and stroke. Understanding the complex electrical dynamics of AF and correctly targeting AF sources for ablation therapies remain challenging in clinical practice. This is due to the incapability to reconstruct the electrical dynamic of AF, and lack of efficient approach for AF source identification. This paper builds a multi-sale framework for modeling of the abnormal electrical propagation in AF initiated by triggers from Pulmonary Veins (PVs)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191906/intracardiac-echocardiography-for-verification-for-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-presence-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-the-actionice-ii-study
#8
Jakub Baran, Beata Zaborska, Roman Piotrowski, Malgorzata Sikora-Frąc, Ewa Pilichowska-Paszkiet, Piotr Kułakowski
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) remains the gold standard for exclusion of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus in patients scheduled for direct electrical cardioversion (DEC) or atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Recently, intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) of the pulmonary artery (PA) has been shown to provide excellent LAA images and to be useful in verification of equivocal TEE findings. HYPOTHESIS: ICE of the PA may have a role in detecting false-positive TEE results...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155102/stratification-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-validity-of-the-2mace-score
#9
Anna E Platek, Filip M Szymanski, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Alicja Dudzik-Plocica, Bartosz Krzowski, Grzegorz Karpinski
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is critically important because this group is at high risk of mortality and morbidity. One of the comorbidities potentially affecting thromboembolic and total cardiovascular risk is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The aim of this study was to determine whether or not patients with atrial fibrillation and concomitant obstructive sleep apnea have a higher predicted cardiovascular risk than those without sleep-disordered breathing...
February 2, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153995/atrial-fibrillation-and-ventricular-arrhythmias-sex-differences-in-electrophysiology-epidemiology-clinical-presentation-and-clinical-outcomes
#10
Anne M Gillis
Sex-specific differences in the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, clinical treatment, and clinical outcomes of atrial fibrillation (AF), sustained ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death are recognized. Sex hormones cause differences in cardiac electrophysiological parameters between men and women that may affect the risk for arrhythmias. The incidence and prevalence of AF is lower in women than in men. However, because women live longer and AF prevalence increases with age, the absolute number of women with AF exceeds that of men...
February 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138764/-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-elderly
#11
Clemens Jilek, Thorsten Lewalter
Atrial fibrillation is mainly an arrhythmia among the elderly. The current ESC guideline determines that there is no justification to deny atrial fibrillation ablation to any age group; however, the guideline does not provide specific scientific data. Thus, the goal of this article is to summarize the data on efficacy and safety of atrial fibrillation ablation among elderly people and give treatment recommendations: (1) The success of atrial fibrillation ablation is the same between elderly and younger patients...
January 30, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120557/a-thin-left-atrial-antral-wall-around-the-pulmonary-vein-reflects-structural-remodeling-by-atrial-fibrillation-and-is-associated-with-stroke
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Junbeom Park, Chul Hwan Park, Jae Sun Uhm, Hui Nam Pak, Moon Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung
PURPOSE: Circumferential pulmonary (PV) vein isolation (CPVI) is the most important treatment strategy for atrial fibrillation (AF). While understanding left atrial wall thickness around PVs (PVWT) prior to catheter ablation is important, its clinical implications are not known. This study aimed to evaluate PVWT characteristics according to underlying disease and to identify associations between PVWT and reconnections of PV potentials (PVPs) in redo ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 28 patients who underwent redo-AF ablation, PVWT and reconnected PVPs were evaluated at 12 sites (1-12 o'clock) around each PV...
March 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119381/brain-emboli-after-left-ventricular-endocardial-ablation
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Isaac R Whitman, Rachel A Gladstone, Nitish Badhwar, Henry H Hsia, Byron K Lee, S Andrew Josephson, Karl M Meisel, William P Dillon, Christopher P Hess, Edward P Gerstenfeld, Gregory M Marcus
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia and premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) is common. Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is associated with a risk of cerebral emboli attributed to cardioversions and numerous ablation lesions in the low-flow left atrium, but cerebral embolic risk in ventricular ablation has not been evaluated. METHODS: We enrolled 18 consecutive patients meeting study criteria scheduled for ventricular tachycardia or PVC ablation over a 9-month period...
February 28, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108547/characterising-the-difference-in-electrophysiological-substrate-and-outcomes-between-heart-failure-and-non-heart-failure-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#14
Shouvik K Haldar, David G Jones, Habib Khan, Sandeep Panikker, Julian W E Jarman, Charlie Butcher, Eric Lim, Gareth Wynn, Dhiraj Gupta, Wajid Hussain, Vias Markides, Tom Wong
AIMS: Characterizing the differences in substrate and clinical outcome between heart failure (HF) and non-heart failure (non-HF) patients undergoing persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using complex fractionated electrograms (CFE) as a surrogate marker of substrate complexity, we compared the bi-atrial substrate in patients with persistent AF with and without HF, at baseline and after ablation, to determine its impact on clinical outcome...
January 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999513/choosing-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-practical-considerations-we-need-to-know
#15
REVIEW
Alpesh Amin
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is a well-established agent for use in the prevention of stroke or systemic embolic event (SEE) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, management of patients requiring oral anticoagulation with warfarin can be complicated by the need for frequent monitoring, drug-drug and drug-food interactions, and a variable response based on genetic polymorphisms. The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) were developed as alternatives to warfarin; they do not require routine monitoring and have predictable pharmacokinetics, fewer drug-drug interactions, and limited drug-food interactions...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912983/hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Josef Veselka, Nandan S Anavekar, Philippe Charron
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is an inherited myocardial disease defined by cardiac hypertrophy (wall thickness ≥15 mm) that is not explained by abnormal loading conditions, and left ventricular obstruction greater than or equal to 30 mm Hg. Typical symptoms include dyspnoea, chest pain, palpitations, and syncope. The diagnosis is usually suspected on clinical examination and confirmed by imaging. Some patients are at increased risk of sudden cardiac death, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation...
November 30, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910083/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-accessory-pathways-in-patients-with-ebstein-s-anomaly-at-8-years-of-follow-up
#17
Michał Orczykowski, Paweł Derejko, Robert Bodalski, Piotr Urbanek, Joanna Zakrzewska-Koperska, Radosław Sierpiński, Katarzyna Kalin, Andrzej Hasiec, Grzegorz Warmiński, Maria Miszczak-Knecht, Katarzyna Bieganowska, Rafał Baranowski, Maria Bilińska, Elżbieta Biernacka, Piotr Hoffman, Łukasz Szumowski
BACKGROUND: Data regarding long-term follow-up of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of accessory pathways (APs) in patients with Ebstein's anomaly (EA) are limited. The procedures are challenging due to multiple or wide APs. METHODS: Analysis was performed on clinical and periprocedural data of patients with EA referred to the centre in order to perform catheter ablation of AP. The group consisted of 22 patients (female 40.9%, mean age 33.6 ± 19.1 years)...
2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893055/assessment-of-use-vs-discontinuation-of-oral-anticoagulation-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Sara Själander, Fredrik Holmqvist, J Gustav Smith, Pyotr G Platonov, Milos Kesek, Peter J Svensson, Carina Blomström-Lundqvist, Fariborz Tabrizi, Jari Tapanainen, Dritan Poci, Anders Jönsson, Anders Själander
Importance: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is a recommended treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation, but it is unclear whether it results in a lower risk of stroke. Objectives: To investigate the proportion of patients discontinuing anticoagulation treatment after PVI in association with the CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years [doubled], diabetes, stroke [doubled], vascular disease, age 65-74 years, sex category [female]) score, identify factors predicting stroke after PVI, and explore the risk of cardiovascular events after PVI in patients with and without guideline-recommended anticoagulation treatment...
February 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886924/how-to-improve-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-benefit-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-pulmonary-vein-isolation-and-beyond
#19
REVIEW
Carola Gianni, Luigi Di Biase, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Yalçın Gökoğlan, Mahmut Fatih Güneş, Amin Al-Ahmad, J David Burkhardt, Andrea Natale
Although cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an important treatment of symptomatic heart failure patients in sinus rhythm with low left ventricular ejection fraction and ventricular dyssynchrony, its role is not well defined in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). CRT is not as effective in patients with AF because of inadequate biventricular capture and loss of atrioventricular synchrony. Both can be addressed with catheter ablation of AF. It is still unclear if these therapies offer additive benefits in patients with ventricular dyssynchrony...
January 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886923/atrioventricular-node-ablation
#20
REVIEW
Maurizio Gasparini
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a device-based, nonpharmacologic approach that has shown to improve the outcome in patients with heart failure in terms of mortality and morbidity reduction. Large randomized trials have virtually enrolled patients in New York Heart Association class III-IV, with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, with evidence of electrical dyssynchrony, and receiving optimal medical therapy and who were in sinus rhythm. Guidelines remain imprecise as to defining differentiated approaches according to the forms of atrial fibrillation other than permanent...
January 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
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