Aleš Havliĉek

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AIMS Two independent studies have revealed a potential limitation of post-mode switch overdrive pacing (PMOP), which is its delayed start. METHODS AND RESULTS We conducted a prospective, randomized, single blind, crossover design study (the post-long pause overdrive pacing study) to test the efficacy of an improved version of PMOP (PMOP(enhanced)). A(More)
BACKGROUND Early recurrences within 10 minutes after termination of an atrial tachyarrhythmia, such as atrial tachycardia (AT), atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation (AF) episodes, account for a large part of paroxysmal AT/AF episodes. It is unclear whether these arrhythmias can be suppressed by overdrive pacing. OBJECTIVE We set out to prove that(More)
AIMS The OPTI-MIND study aims to collect 2-year clinical outcomes of pacemaker patients in real-world clinical practice, overall and according to patient characteristics and pacemaker settings. METHODS AND RESULTS The present analysis of the OPTI-MIND study describes the programmed device settings after discharge from the pacemaker implant. The objective(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiac resynchronization therapy is a therapeutic option in patients with chronic heart failure. Epicardial lead implantation for biventricular pacing is usually the method of second choice after failed coronary sinus cannulation. The present study describes an initial experience with minimally invasive surgical lead implantation using(More)
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