Cai-hua Sang

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BACKGROUND The efficacy of additional complex fractionated atrial electrogram (CFAE) ablation after pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) remains controversial. This meta-analysis was performed to assess the additional efficacy of CFAEs ablation after a single procedure without antiarrhythmic drugs. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) experience impaired quality of life (QoL) and psychological distress. Catheter ablation of AF can markedly improve QoL. However, the effect of catheter ablation of AF on psychological status is unknown. HYPOTHESIS Depression, anxiety, and QoL improve after catheter ablation in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND HATCH score is an established predictor of progression from paroxysmal to persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). The purpose of this study was to determine if HATCH score could predict recurrence after catheter ablation of AF. METHODS The data of 488 consecutive paroxysmal AF patients who underwent an index circumferential pulmonary veins (PV)(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF). This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of catheter ablation (CA) in the treatment of AF in patients with RA, which has not been previously reported. METHODS A total of 15 RA patients with AF who underwent CA were enrolled. For each RA patient,(More)
AIMS This study sought to explore the predictors of recurrence in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing repeat catheter ablation, especially the impact of left atrial (LA) remodelling after the original procedure on the outcome of repeat procedure. METHODS AND RESULTS Ninety-five patients undergoing repeat ablation were enrolled in(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to describe significant left atrial appendage activation following ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation, and explore its relationship with aggressive septal ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS Significant left atrial appendage activation delay was found in 23 out of 201 patients undergoing persistent atrial fibrillation(More)
BACKGROUND Serum uric acid (SUA) is a simple and independent marker of morbidity and mortality in a variety of cardiovascular diseases. In this study we aimed to investigate SUA and the risk of left atrial (LA) thrombus in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS In this retrospective study, 1359 consecutive patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND Symptomatic prolonged sinus pauses on termination of atrial fibrillation (AF) are an accepted indication for pacemaker implantation. We evaluated the outcome of AF ablation in patients with paroxysmal AF-related tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome and compared the efficacy of catheter ablation with permanent pacing plus antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs).(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The presence of atrial fibrillation (AF) markedly increases the risk of stroke and mortality in patients. Whether AF is a risk factor for myocardial infarction (MI) is discrepant from current studies. The aim of this meta-analysis was to ascertain the association of AF with incident MI. METHODS Studies were identified through PubMed,(More)
It has been demonstrated that a prolonged PR interval is associated with an increased risk of AF. However, the impact of a prolonged PR interval on recurrence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) after catheter ablation is not clear. A total of 112 patients with a prolonged PR interval (PR > 200 ms) (PPR group) and 112 age- and gender-matched control(More)