Carina Blomström Lundqvist

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AIMS The purpose of this EP wire is to examine clinical practice in the field of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) management, with special focus on in-hospital diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty-three European centres, all members of the EHRA-EP Research network, completed the questions of the survey. A dedicated(More)
Transesophageal atrial pacing and recording performed in 128 patients for palpitations or tachycardia was retrospectively evaluated and compared to the same procedure in 77 routinely evaluated patients after a catheter ablation procedure. The sensitivity and specificity of the described protocol was 74 and 90% respectively. The procedure was well tolerated(More)
Although radiofrequency (RF) energy is routinely used for tricuspid isthmus (TI) ablation, it is often associated with discomfort. The paucity of studies comparing the feasibility and efficacy of cryo- versus RF energy for TI-ablation urged us to conduct a prospective, randomised trial. Forty patients with atrial flutter (AFl) were randomised to RF- or(More)
The present study aimed to assess whether impedance cardiography (IC) can correctly identify the optimal interventricular (VV) pacing interval in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Twenty four patients received a biventricular pacemaker and underwent IC for cardiac output (CO) measurements to identify the optimal VV interval. Invasive measurements of(More)
The purpose of this EHRA survey was to examine the current clinical practice of screening and risk evaluation for sudden cardiac death in ischaemic and non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy with a focus on selection of candidates for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy, timing of ICD implantation, and use of non-invasive and invasive diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the cost-effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The analysis was based on the CARE-HF trial, a randomised clinical trial investigating the efficacy of adding CRT (n=409) to optimal pharmacological treatment (n=404) in patients with moderate to severe heart(More)
Encouraging data have been reported on the use of cardiogenic impedance (CI) in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) optimization. The purposes of this study were to: evaluate the stability of certain CI vectors 24 h postimplantation, study the correlation between these CI signals and selected echocardiographic parameters, and examine the possibility of(More)
This paper is an executive summary of the full European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) consensus document on the management of supraventricular arrhythmias, published in Europace. It summarises developments in the field and provides recommendations for patient management, with particular emphasis on new advances since the previous European Society of(More)
Atrial fibrillation is a widespread disease of growing clinical, economic and social importance. Interventional therapy for atrial fibrillation offers encouraging results, with pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) as the established cornerstone. Yet, the challenge to create durable transmural lesions remains, leading to recurrence of atrial fibrillation in(More)
An increasing number of patients with congenital heart disease survive to adulthood; such prolonged survival is related to a rapid evolution of successful surgical repairs and modern diagnostic techniques. Despite these improvements, corrective atrial incisions performed at surgery still lead to subsequent myocardial scarring harbouring a potential(More)