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Outcome of patients with right heart thrombi: the Right Heart Thrombi European Registry
TLDR
Patients with RiHT and pulmonary embolism resulting in RVD seem to have worse prognosis than propensity score-matched controls, and prognosis in patients with PE and RiHT is related to haemodynamic effects of PE, not RiHT morphology.
Benign symptomatic premature ventricular complexes: short- and long-term efficacy of antiarrhythmic drugs and radiofrequency ablation.
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Short-term treatment with propafenone was more effective than verapamil or metoprolol in suppressing idiopathic PVCs, however, optimal benefit was achieved with RFCA, which was effective and safe during long-term follow-up.
Noninvasive assessment of left atrial fibrosis. Correlation between echocardiography, biomarkers, and electroanatomical mapping
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The aim was to assess the relationship between LA fibrosis derived from EAM and LA echocardiographic parameters as well as biomarkers of fibrosis in patients with AF.
Risk of left atrial appendage thrombus in patients scheduled for ablation for atrial fibrillation: beyond the CHA2DS2VASc score.
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In patients scheduled for AF ablation, an LAA thrombus or dense echo contrast is a relatively common finding despite routine anticoagulant treatment and the addition of AF type and renal function to the CHA2DS2VASc score slightly improves thromboembolic risk stratification and may help identify patients who do not need preprocedural TEE.
The diagnostic and prognostic value of right ventricular myocardial velocities in inferior myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous intervention.
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Right ventricular myocardial velocities derived from TDI predict ECG diagnosis of RVMI with relatively high sensitivity and specificity and may be of practical importance when ECG tracings are equivocal.
Rivaroxaban twice daily for lysis of left atrial appendage thrombus: a potential new therapeutic option.
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Routine preablation transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed a thrombus in the left atrial appendage (LAA) despite the use of rivaroxaban once daily, and the question arises of whether some patients with AF should receive the drug twice daily.
Galectin-3 is related to right ventricular dysfunction in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction and may affect exercise capacity
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Elevated galectin-3 concentration in patients with HFrEF might indicate concomitant RV dysfunction and exercise intolerance, and have persisted after adjustment for glomerular filtration rate, but not all of them have persistedafter adjustment for NT-proBNP.
Intracardiac Echocardiography for Detection of Thrombus in the Left Atrial Appendage: Comparison With Transesophageal Echocardiography in Patients Undergoing Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: The
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ICE can be used safely and effectively for the evaluation of LAA in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation and to identify the optimal ICE placement for LAA visualization.
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