Albert M Kim

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BACKGROUND A decrease in inflammation after cure of atrial arrhythmias suggests that such arrhythmias are proinflammatory, and lower inflammatory marker levels in the coronary sinus suggest that atrial arrhythmias result in intracardiac appropriation of inflammatory cytokines. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of atrial(More)
BACKGROUND Remote magnetic catheter navigation (RCN) is gaining acceptance in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, but details regarding how RCN affects procedure execution are not well characterized. METHODS From January 1, 2005, to November 30, 2007, 721 cases were retrospectively analyzed and compared. Of these, 127 used RCN and 594 used manual catheter(More)
INTRODUCTION Fascicular tachycardia (FT) is an uncommon cause of monomorphic sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT). We describe 6 cases of FT with multiform QRS morphologies. METHODS AND RESULTS Six of 823 consecutive VT cases were retrospectively analyzed and found attributable to FT with multiform QRS patterns, with 3 cases exhibiting narrow QRS VT as(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heterogeneous disease that presents in a wide range of clinical scenarios. Correspondingly, a diverse array of large animal models has developed for the study of AF. Different atrial substrate exists in these models, and quantitative analysis of the AF that develops in each case reveals unique characteristics. This article(More)
INTRODUCTION Intra-isthmus reentry (IIR) is a circuit within the cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI). The purpose of this study is to prospectively define the electrogram and surface ECG characteristics of IIR, and its clinical implications. METHODS AND RESULTS Fourteen patients underwent electrophysiological studies and were found to have IIR. Detailed(More)
We report a case of a 45-year-old man with incessant supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in the setting of intrahepatic inferior vena cava thrombus and a left upper extremity arteriovenous fistula. A diagnostic electrophysiology study (EPS) was performed via the right internal jugular and right subclavian veins. After confirming the mechanism of SVT was(More)
We describe a case of an 18-year-old man presenting with syncope found to have short-coupled premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) with subsequent nonsustained polymorphous ventricular tachycardia (PVT). Electrophysiology testing revealed premature PVCs and PVT provoked by calcium but not isoproterenol. It was noted that the earliest triggered event(More)
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