Learn More
OBJECTIVE To assess the discriminative capacity of Chlamydia antibody titers in the diagnosis of tubed pathology in subfertile patients. DESIGN Meta-analysis of studies comparing Chlamydia antibody titers and laparoscopy for tubal patency and peritubal adhesions. PATIENTS A total of 2,729 patients with subfertility in 23 studies. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
BACKGROUND To distinguish prolonged episodes of atrial fibrillation (AF) that require cardioversion from self-terminating episodes that do not, an atrial implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) must be able to detect AF continuously for extended periods. The ICD should discriminate between atrial tachycardia/flutter (AT), which may be terminated by(More)
OBJECTIVES Patients in heart failure with left bundle branch block benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy. Usually the left ventricular pacing lead is placed by coronary sinus catheterization; however, this procedure is not always successful, and patients may be referred for surgical epicardial lead placement. The objective of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND In hearts with left bundle branch block (LBBB), both atrioventricular (AV) delay and interventricular (VV) interval determine left ventricular (LV) pump function in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The optimal combination of AV delay and VV interval currently is determined by extensive hemodynamic testing. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 25% of patients who receive an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) to treat ventricular tachyarrhythmias have documented atrial tachyarrhythmias before implantation. This study assessed the ability of device-based prevention and termination therapies to reduce the burden of spontaneous atrial tachyarrhythmias. METHODS AND(More)
To investigate ventricular remodeling during long-term right ventricular (RV) pacing after His bundle ablation (HBA) in patients with atrial arrhythmias, a retrospective analysis was performed on echocardiographic data from 45 patients (mean age 57 +/- 11 years) with atrial arrhythmias who underwent HBA and pacemaker implantation (HBA-PI) to control(More)
In this study several time delay estimation (TDE) methods were investigated for estimation of time shifts of less than 10 ns at a frequency of 30 MHz. Using simulated and experimental echosignals we investigated the performance of five methods: two phase related methods (phase shift and phase difference method); two correlation methods (cross-correlation(More)
AIMS To investigate whether cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) by means of biventricular (BiV) pacing can improve left ventricular (LV) function, remodelling and clinical status in chronically right ventricular (RV) paced patients with mild cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-six chronically (10 +/- 7 years) RV paced patients with left(More)
INTRODUCTION Dual chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) technology extended ICD therapy to more than termination of hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachyarrhythmias. It created the basis for dual chamber arrhythmia management in which dependable detection is important for treatment and prevention of both ventricular and atrial(More)