Consolación Acha Román

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BACKGROUND Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), the most common form of supraventricular tachycardia, results from conduction through a reentrant circuit comprising fast and slow atrioventricular nodal pathways. Antiarrhythmic-drug therapy is not consistently successful in controlling this rhythm disturbance. Catheter ablation of the fast(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical or catheter ablation of accessory pathways by means of high-energy shocks serves as definitive therapy for patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome but has substantial associated morbidity and mortality. Radiofrequency current, an alternative energy source for ablation, produces smaller lesions without adverse effects remote from the(More)
This article presents the application of a Case-based Reasoning (CBR) in order to define the calculation and verification parameters to design building structures. Each and every calculating variable has to be chosen according to construction criteria from a set up list. These decisions are meant to find a solution that will be the closest possible to a(More)
The clinical variables affecting DFT for ICD systems are not completely determined, especially with regard to biphasic shocking devices. To distinguish which factors correlate with DFT, we examined data from patients who were enrolled in the Ventak P2/Endotak protocol. A total of 284 patients were enrolled in the study. Two patients had a DFT > 25 J and did(More)
In summary, this study reports 2 important findings: (1) AV nodal modification using the conservative protocol we describe reduces long-term success for ventricular rate control during atrial fibrillation but eliminates the incidence of permanent AV block; (2) directed lesions that eliminate clinical AV nodal reentry slow ventricular response to acute(More)
Stored electrograms enhance the ability to evaluate therapy episodes in the third-generation implantable cardioverter defibrillator. These electrograms are recorded from either the shocking or rate sensing leads, but not both. As a result, differentiation of certain types of sensing abnormalities may be difficult prior to surgical exploration. We present a(More)
BACKGROUND Two catheter electrode systems were compared for delivering radiofrequency current for ablation of the atrioventricular junction. Seventeen patients with drug-resistant supraventricular tachyarrhythmias were studied. METHODS AND RESULTS A 6F or 7F catheter with six or eight standard electrodes (1.25 mm wide, 2.5-mm spacing) was used in the(More)
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