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A Systematical Analysis of In Vivo Contact Forces on Virtual Catheter Tip/Tissue Surface Contact during Cardiac Mapping and Intervention
Introduction: While catheter tip/tissue contact has been shown to be an important determinant of ablative lesions in in vitro studies, the impact of contact on the outcomes of mapping and ablation inExpand
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Sudden cardiac arrest in general anesthesia as the first manifestation of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This case report describes a rare and potentially fatal condition associated with anesthesia administration. Our aim was to discuss the causes of sudden cardiac arrestExpand
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Three-Dimensional Ultrasound for Image-Guided Mapping and Intervention: Methods, Quantitative Validation, and Clinical Feasibility of a Novel Multimodality Image Mapping System
Background—Multiple factors create discrepancies between electroanatomic maps and merged, preacquired computed tomographic images used in guiding atrial fibrillation ablation. Therefore, aExpand
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Luminal Esophageal Temperature Monitoring With a Deflectable Esophageal Temperature Probe and Intracardiac Echocardiography May Reduce Esophageal Injury During Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Background— Luminal esophageal temperature (LET) monitoring is one strategy to minimize esophageal injury during atrial fibrillation ablation procedures. However, esophageal ulceration and fistulasExpand
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Utilization of Retrograde Right Bundle Branch Block to Differentiate Atrioventricular Nodal from Accessory Pathway Conduction
Introduction: Defining whether retrograde ventriculoatrial (V‐A) conduction is via the AV node (AVN) or an accessory pathway (AP) is important during ablation procedures for supraventricularExpand
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Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia: a current overview.
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia occurs in healthy children and young adults causing syncope and sudden cardiac death. This is a familial disease, which affect de novo mutationExpand
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Distortion of Right Superior Pulmonary Vein Anatomy by Balloon Catheters as a Contributor to Phrenic Nerve Injury
Introduction: Cryothermal, HIFU, and laser catheter‐based balloon technologies have been developed to simplify ablation for AF. Initial enthusiasm for their widespread use has been dampened byExpand
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Synchronous Ventricular Pacing without Crossing the Tricuspid Valve or Entering the Coronary Sinus—Preliminary Results
Background: Right ventricular apical (RVA) pacing promotes tricuspid regurgitation (TR), electromechanical dyssynchrony, and ventricular dysfunction. We tested a novel intramyocardial bipolar lead toExpand
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Mechanism of Tissue Heating During High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Pulmonary Vein Isolation: Implications for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Efficacy and Phrenic Nerve Protection
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to examine tissue temperatures around pulmonary veins (PVs) during high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) balloon ablation for atrial fibrillation. TheExpand
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New generation of electro-anatomic mapping: full intracardiac ultrasound image integration.
Surrogate electro-anatomic-derived geometries are used as the three-dimensional (3D) basis for mapping of cardiac arrhythmias. While merged computed tomography (CT) imaging may provide stellarExpand
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