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Risk factors for chronic thoracic pain after cardiac surgery via sternotomy.
OBJECTIVE This study examines the influence of patient demographics and peri- and postoperative (<7 days) characteristics on the incidence of chronic thoracic pain 1 year after cardiac surgery. TheExpand
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Thoracoscopic Video-Assisted Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation, Ganglionated Plexus Ablation, and Periprocedural Confirmation of Ablation Lesions: First Results of a Hybrid
Background—Thoracoscopic pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) and ganglionated plexus ablation is a novel approach in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). We hypothesize that meticulousExpand
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Extracorporeal life support during cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock: a systematic review and meta-analysis
PurposeVeno-arterial extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is increasingly used in patients during cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock, to support both cardiac and pulmonary function. We performed aExpand
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Ganglion Plexus Ablation in Advanced Atrial Fibrillation: The AFACT Study.
BACKGROUND Patients with long duration of atrial fibrillation (AF), enlarged atria, or failed catheter ablation have advanced AF and may require more extensive treatment than pulmonary veinExpand
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Atrial Fibrosis and Conduction Slowing in the Left Atrial Appendage of Patients Undergoing Thoracoscopic Surgical Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation
Background—Atrial fibrosis is an important component of the arrhythmogenic substrate in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We studied the effect of interstitial fibrosis on conduction velocityExpand
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Rationale and design of the PRAETORIAN trial: a Prospective, RAndomizEd comparison of subcuTaneOus and tRansvenous ImplANtable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy.
BACKGROUND Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are widely used to prevent fatal outcomes associated with life-threatening arrhythmic episodes in a variety of cardiac diseases. These ICDsExpand
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Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: oxidative stress and renal function.
OBJECTIVES Oxidative stress and renal dysfunction occur in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass (on-pump CABG). Whether the same adverse effects also occurExpand
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The change in circulating galectin-3 predicts absence of atrial fibrillation after thoracoscopic surgical ablation
Aims Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is an important mediator of cardiac fibrosis, particularly in heart failure. Increased Gal-3 concentration (Gal-3), associated with increased risk of developing atrialExpand
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Epicardial confirmation of conduction block during thoracoscopic surgery for atrial fibrillation - a hybrid surgical-electrophysiological approach
Abstract Background: Totally thoracoscopic epicardial pulmonary vein ablation is an emerging treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). A hybrid surgical-electrophysiological procedure withExpand
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Left cardiac sympathetic denervation in the Netherlands for the treatment of inherited arrhythmia syndromes
IntroductionTreating therapy-resistant patients with inherited arrhythmia syndromes can be difficult and left cardiac sympathetic denervation (LCSD) might be a viable alternative treatment option. WeExpand
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