Andrea Sarkozy

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dium at risk after acute infarction in humans on cardiac magnetic resonance: quantitative assessment during follow-up and validation with single-photon emission computed tomography.nostic significance and determinants of myocardial salvage assessed by cardiovas-cular magnetic resonance in acute reperfused myocardial infarction. A 62-year-old male was(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to compare in our center the effect of different ablation techniques on intermediate term freedom from atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial tachycardia (AT) in patients affected by refractory AF. METHODS AND RESULTS We retrospectively selected 94 patients who underwent AF ablation in our electrophysiological laboratory(More)
AIMS We sought to investigate the value of a family history of sudden death (SD) in Brugada syndrome (BS). METHODS AND RESULTS Two hundred and eighty consecutive patients (mean age: 41 ± 18 years, 168 males) with diagnostic type I Brugada ECG pattern were included. Sudden death occurred in 69 (43%) of 157 families. One hundred and ten SDs were analysed.(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequent chronic dysrythmia with an incidence that increases with age (>40). Because of its medical and socio-economic impacts it is expected to become an increasing burden on most health care systems. AF is a multi-factorial disease for which the identification of subtypes is warranted. Novel approaches based on the broad(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Little is known about the risks and outcomes of pregnancy in women with Brugada syndrome. We therefore evaluated pregnancy outcomes and the influence of pregnancy in patients with Brugada syndrome. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed in all pregnant women with Brugada syndrome. We included 104 women with a total of(More)
AIMS To evaluate the effects of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in terms of feasibility, safety and success rate on a midterm follow-up period in septuagenarians undergoing ablation with the Arctic Front Cryoballoon for atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS AND RESULTS We prospectively enrolled 21 patients aged 70 years or older (14 male; age 73 ± 2.5 years)(More)
BACKGROUND Although the assessment of diastolic dysfunction (DD) is an integral part of routine cardiologic examinations, little is known about associated electrocardiographic (ECG) changes. Our aim was to investigate a potential role of ECG indices for the recognition of patients with DD. METHODS AND RESULTS ECG parameters correlating with(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, we and others reported that early repolarization (J wave) is associated with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation. However, its clinical and genetic characteristics are unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS This study included 50 patients (44 men; age, 45 ± 17 years) with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation associated with early repolarization,(More)
AIMS Transseptal (TS) puncture during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is a relatively safe procedure in experienced hands. However, major and minor complications cannot be completely ruled out. Real-time three-dimensional transeosophageal echocardiography (RT 3D TEE) is a novel imaging technology that permits direct visualization of the fossa ovalis in a(More)