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Gerd Bürkle, Henry Schäfer, Christoph Marschall, Pedro Brugada, Joachim R Ehrlich
We present a case of a symptomatic patient with Brugada syndrome, who had sustained right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia after pronounced exercise-induced ST segment elevation in V1 and V2. In electrophysiological study he developed right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia provoked by combined infusion of ajmaline and orciprenaline. After ablation no further arrhythmia was provoked by pharmacological stimulation.
December 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Faisal F Syed, Christopher V DeSimone, Paul A Friedman, Samuel J Asirvatham
Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is being increasingly used as a treatment strategy to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who have contraindications to anticoagulants. Several approaches and devices have been developed in the last few years, each with their own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. In this article, the published studies on surgical and percutaneous approaches to LAA closure are reviewed, focusing on stroke mechanisms in AF, LAA structure and function relevant to stroke prevention, practical differences in procedural approach, and clinical considerations surrounding management...
November 2014: Cardiology Clinics
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