Andreas Goette

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Authors/Task Force Members: A. John Camm (Chairperson) (UK)*, Paulus Kirchhof (Germany), Gregory Y.H. Lip (UK), Ulrich Schotten (The Netherlands), Irene Savelieva (UK), Sabine Ernst (UK), Isabelle C. Van Gelder (The Netherlands), Nawwar Al-Attar (France), Gerhard Hindricks (Germany), Bernard Prendergast (UK), Hein Heidbuchel (Belgium), Ottavio Alfieri(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an arrhythmia that can occur as the result of numerous different pathophysiological processes in the atria. Some aspects of the morphological and electrophysiological alterations promoting AF have been studied extensively in animal models. Atrial tachycardia or AF itself shortens atrial refractoriness and causes loss of atrial(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common atrial arrhythmia, has a complex aetiology and causes relevant morbidity and mortality due to different mechanisms, including but not limited to stroke, heart failure, and tachy- or bradyarrhythmia. Current therapeutic options (rate control, rhythm control, antithrombotic therapy, 'upstream therapy') only prevent a(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine whether atrial expression of the extracellular signal-regulated kinases Erk1/Erk2 and of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is altered in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). BACKGROUND Recent studies have demonstrated that atrial fibrosis can provide a pathophysiologic substrate for AF.(More)
BACKGROUND An increasing number of patients with heart failure receive implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) or cardiac resynchronisation defibrillators (CRT-Ds) with telemonitoring function. Early detection of worsening heart failure, or upstream factors predisposing to worsening heart failure, by implant-based telemonitoring might enable(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) enrolled in the Central Registry of the German Competence NETwork on Atrial Fibrillation (AFNET) and to assess current medical practice in patients treated at various levels of medical care in Germany. METHODS AND RESULTS From February 2004 to March(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional activation mapping in the dilated human left ventricle (LV) with left bundle-branch block (LBBB) morphology is incomplete given the limited number of recording sites that may be collected in a reasonable time and given the lack of precision in marking specific anatomic locations. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied LV activation(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with increased inward-rectifier current activity that may stabilize atrial rotors maintaining the arrhythmia. Left atrial (LA) structures are important for AF maintenance, but previous studies have mostly evaluated changes in the right atrium. MicroRNA-1 (miR-1) reciprocally regulates inwardly rectifying(More)
Atrial tachyarrhythmia (AF) alters intracellular calcium homeostasis and induces cellular hypertrophy of atrial myocytes. The impact of the calcium-dependent calcineurin pathway on the development of AF-induced atrial hypertrophy has not yet been analyzed. In this study, atrial tissue samples from patients with sinus rhythm and chronic persistent atrial(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practise and its prevalence is increasing. Over the last 25 years, flecainide has been used extensively worldwide, and its capacity to reduce AF symptoms and provide long-term restoration of sinus rhythm (SR) has been well documented. The increased mortality seen in patients treated with(More)