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Right ventricular systolic function as a marker of prognosis after ST-elevation inferior myocardial infarction 5-year follow-up.
BACKGROUND There is scarce data about clinical value of right ventricular (RV) systolic function assessed in pre-discharge transthoracic echocardiography for predicting long-term prognosis inExpand
Outcome of patients with right heart thrombi: the Right Heart Thrombi European Registry
Our aim was the assessment of the prognostic significance of right heart thrombi (RiHT) and their characteristics in pulmonary embolism in relation to established prognostic factors. 138 patients (69Expand
Benign symptomatic premature ventricular complexes: short- and long-term efficacy of antiarrhythmic drugs and radiofrequency ablation.
BACKGROUND There is little data on the long-term efficacy of antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) and radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) in patients with symptomatic premature ventricular complexesExpand
Risk of left atrial appendage thrombus in patients scheduled for ablation for atrial fibrillation: beyond the CHA2DS2VASc score.
INTRODUCTION Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of thromboembolic events by promoting clot formation in the left atrial appendage (LAA). Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is routinelyExpand
The diagnostic and prognostic value of right ventricular myocardial velocities in inferior myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous intervention.
BACKGROUND Right ventricular (RV) involvement increases mortality and morbidity in inferior myocardial infarction (MI). There are sparse data on the usefulness of pulsed tissue Doppler imaging (TDI)Expand
Rivaroxaban twice daily for lysis of left atrial appendage thrombus: a potential new therapeutic option.
430 8 weeks, the patient underwent the second TEE, which excluded the presence of the LAA thrombus (FIGURE 1B). Moreover, on the day before ablation, intracardiac echocardiography was performed andExpand
Noninvasive assessment of left atrial fibrosis. Correlation between echocardiography, biomarkers, and electroanatomical mapping
Left atrial (LA) fibrosis promotes atrial fibrillation (AF), may predict poor radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) outcome, and may be assessed invasively using electroanatomical mapping (EAM).Expand
Intracardiac Echocardiography for Detection of Thrombus in the Left Atrial Appendage: Comparison With Transesophageal Echocardiography in Patients Undergoing Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: The
Background—Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is the gold standard for the exclusion of thrombi in the left atrial appendage (LAA) before ablation for atrial fibrillation. IntracardiacExpand
Diagnosis and management of premature ventricular complexes-associated chronic cough.
BACKGROUND Chronic cough frequently remains unexplained. Although various cardiac arrhythmias have already been reported as a cause of chronic cough, this phenomenon has not been evaluatedExpand
First experience with microprobe transoesophageal echocardiography in non-sedated adults undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation: feasibility study and comparison with intracardiac echocardiography.
AIMS Imaging of the left atrium (LA) is mandatory during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) and may be achieved by echocardiography. The aim of the present study was to assess theExpand