Antonio Berruezo

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Scar presence and its characteristics play a fundamental role in several cardiac pathologies. To accurately define the extent and location of the scar is essential for a successful ventricular tachycardia ablation procedure. Nowadays, a set of widely accepted electrical voltage thresholds applied to local electrograms recorded are used intraoperatively to(More)
  • Rosario J. Perea, Jose T. Ortiz-Perez, Manel Sole, M. Teresa Cibeira, Teresa M. de Caralt, Susanna Prat-Gonzalez +4 others
  • 2015
UNLABELLED Myocardial fibrosis is always present in end-stage heart failure and is a major independent predictor of adverse cardiac outcome. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is an imaging method that permits a non-invasive assessment of the heart and has been established as the "gold standard" for the evaluation of cardiac anatomy and function, as well as(More)
Percutaneous pericardial access for epicardial mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias has expanded considerably in recent years. After its description in patients with Chagas disease, the technique has provided relevant information on the arrhythmia substrate in other cardiomyopathies and has improved the results of ablation procedures in various(More)
AIMS The objective of the study was to analyse the influence of left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) on the outcomes of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation after a first procedure. Pre-procedural predictors of recurrences after AF ablation can be useful for patient information and selection of candidates. The independent influence of LV systolic(More)
AIMS Long-term endurance sport practice has been increasingly recognized as a risk factor for lone atrial fibrillation (AF). However, data on the outcome of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation (CPVA) in endurance athletes are scarce. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of CPVA in AF secondary to endurance sport practice. METHODS AND(More)
AIMS Some authors recommend avoiding fusion with left ventricular (LV) intrinsic depolarization during cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). If fusion is still present during optimized biventricular (Biv) pacing and its long-term effects on the response to CRT are currently unknown. The aim of the study was to analyse the endocardial LV activation(More)
Integration of electrical and structural information for scar characterization in the left ventricle (LV) is a crucial step to better guide radio-frequency ablation therapies, which are usually performed in complex ventricular tachycardia (VT) cases. This integration requires finding a common representation where to map the electrical information from the(More)
AIMS The role of high-intensity exercise and other emerging risk factors in lone atrial fibrillation (Ln-AF) epidemiology is still under debate. The aim of this study was to analyse the contribution of each of the emerging risk factors and the impact of physical activity dose in patients with Ln-AF. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients with Ln-AF and age- and(More)