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In-Hospital Complications Associated With Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in the United States Between 2000 and 2010: Analysis of 93 801 Procedures
Background— Atrial fibrillation ablation has made tremendous progress with respect to innovation, efficacy, and safety. However, limited data exist regarding the burden and trends in adverse outcomesExpand
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Influence of obesity on outcomes in atrial fibrillation: yet another obesity paradox.
BACKGROUND Obese patients have favorable outcomes in congestive heart failure, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and coronary artery disease. Obesity also has been linked with increasedExpand
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Utilization of catheter‐directed thrombolysis in pulmonary embolism and outcome difference between systemic thrombolysis and catheter‐directed thrombolysis
The aim of the study was to assess the utilization of catheter‐directed thrombolysis (CDT) and its comparative effectiveness against systemic thrombolysis in acute pulmonary embolism (PE).
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Neutrophil lymphocyte ratio significantly improves the Framingham risk score in prediction of coronary heart disease mortality: insights from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey-III.
BACKGROUND Neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been shown to predict cardiovascular events in several studies. We sought to study if NLR predicts coronary heart disease (CHD) in a healthy US cohortExpand
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Results of ventricular septal myectomy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (from Nationwide Inpatient Sample [1998-2010]).
Ventricular septal myomectomy (VSM) is the primary modality for left ventricular outflow tract gradient reduction in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with refractory symptoms.Expand
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Prevalence, Predictors, and Prognosis of Atrial Fibrillation Early After Pulmonary Vein Isolation: Findings from 3 Months of Continuous Automatic ECG Loop Recordings
Introduction: Following pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for atrial fibrillation (AF), early recurrences are frequent, benign and classified as a part of a “blanking period.” This study characterizesExpand
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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement versus surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with cirrhosis
To compare the in‐hospital outcomes in cirrhosis patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) versus those undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR).
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Contemporary Trends of Hospitalization for Atrial Fibrillation in the United States, 2000 Through 2010: Implications for Healthcare Planning
Background— Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia. The associated morbidity and mortality make AF a major public health burden. Hospitalizations account for theExpand
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QRS duration on electrocardiography and cardiovascular mortality (from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey-III).
The relation of bundle branch block (BBB) with adverse outcome is controversial. We hypothesized that increased QRS duration is an independent predictor of cardiovascular (CV) mortality in aExpand
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Temporal trends of in‐hospital complications associated with catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in the United States: An update from Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (2011–2014)
Catheter ablation is widely accepted intervention for atrial fibrillation (AF) refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs, but limited data are available regarding contemporary trends in major complicationsExpand
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