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Remote magnetic versus manual catheter navigation for circumferential pulmonary vein ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation
BackgroundOnly limited data exist on the clinical utility of remote magnetic navigation (RMN) for pulmonary vein (PV) ablation. Aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the safety and efficacyExpand
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Short tip–big difference? First-in-man experience and procedural efficacy of pulmonary vein isolation using the third-generation cryoballoon
BackgroundThe second-generation cryoballoon (CB2) provides effective and durable pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) associated with encouraging clinical outcome data. The novel third-generationExpand
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First clinical experience using a novel high-resolution electroanatomical mapping system for left atrial ablation procedures
BackgroundThe Rhythmia mapping system was recently launched and allows for rapid ultra-high-resolution electroanatomical mapping. We evaluated the feasibility, acute efficacy and safety of this novelExpand
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64-Multidetector-row spiral CT in pulmonary embolism with emphasis on incidental findings.
AIM In this retrospective study, we assess the current role and future potential of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnostic algorithm of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS TwoExpand
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Cost-effectiveness of paclitaxel-coated balloon angioplasty and paclitaxel-eluting stent implantation for treatment of coronary in-stent restenosis in patients with stable coronary artery disease
BackgroundRecent studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty for the treatment of coronary in-stent restenosis (ISR). The cost-effectiveness of thisExpand
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Rationale, objectives, and design of the EUTrigTreat clinical study: a prospective observational study for arrhythmia risk stratification and assessment of interrelationships among repolarization
Aims The EUTrigTreat clinical study has been designed as a prospective multicentre observational study and aims to (i) risk stratify patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) forExpand
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Three-Year Clinical Outcome After 2nd-Generation Cryoballoon-Based Pulmonary Vein Isolation for the Treatment of Paroxysmal and Persistent Atrial Fibrillation - A 2-Center Experience.
BACKGROUND Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using the 2nd-generation cryoballoon (CB2) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) has demonstrated encouraging acute and mid-term results. However,Expand
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Ten-Year Clinical Outcome After Circumferential Pulmonary Vein Isolation Utilizing the Hamburg Approach in Patients With Symptomatic Drug-Refractory Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Background: Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation (CPVI) is increasingly performed for the treatment of symptomatic drug-refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Long-term data for >10 yearsExpand
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Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis of the Relationship Between Contact Force and Left Atrial Scar Formation After Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
Catheter contact force (CF) is an important determinant of radiofrequency (RF) lesion quality during pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)Expand
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Acute efficacy, safety, and long-term clinical outcomes using the second-generation cryoballoon for pulmonary vein isolation in patients with a left common pulmonary vein: A multicenter study.
BACKGROUND Second-generation cryoballoon (CB2)-based pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) has demonstrated encouraging clinical results in the treatment of paroxysmal (PAF) and persistent atrialExpand
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