Dong-in Shin

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OBJECTIVES We compared the safety of different devices by screening for subclinical intracranial embolic events after pulmonary vein isolation with either conventional irrigated radiofrequency (RF) or cryoballoon or multielectrode phased RF pulmonary vein ablation catheter (PVAC). BACKGROUND New devices specifically designed to facilitate pulmonary vein(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) as a cornerstone for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) remains a complex and time-consuming procedure. OBJECTIVE To assess feasibility, safety, and acute efficacy of a novel irrigated multielectrode ablation catheter guided by an electroanatomic mapping system for PVI in patients with paroxysmal AF. (More)
BACKGROUND Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is complicated by cerebral emboli resulting in acute ischemia. Recently, cerebral ischemic microlesions have been identified with diffusion-weighted magnet resonance imaging (MRI). OBJECTIVE The clinical course and longer-term characteristics of these lesions are not known and were investigated in(More)
BACKGROUND Neurofilament light chain (NF-L) is the major intermediate filament specifically expressed in neurons and their axons. No data are available concerning serum levels of NF-L after global cerebral ischemia due to cardiac arrest. To find a specific neuronal marker of long-term neurological outcome, we examined serum levels of NF-L in patients after(More)
INTRODUCTION A novel ablation system has been introduced for rapid treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). This system delivers duty-cycled phased radiofrequency (RF) energy via an over-the-wire catheter (PVAC® , Medtronic) to achieve pulmonary vein (PV) isolation. Lower power and depth control suggests that collateral damage might be minimized. However, no(More)
An electrical storm (ES) is defined as multiple ventricular arrhythmia episodes leading to implantable cardioverter defibrillator interventions. Although conventional rhythm stabilization might be of help acutely, ES involves high mortality and morbidity. We evaluated the effect of catheter ablation strategies in the setting of an interhospital(More)
Circumferential pulmonary vein ablation performing linear lesions around the ostia of the pulmonary veins has been shown to be effective for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. During the follow-up period, persistent atrial tachycardia may occur as a proarrhythmic complication. Only little information is available about the underlying mechanism. In our(More)
In this study, a series of 52 consecutive patients with atrial fibrillation from 1 institution underwent circumferential pulmonary vein ablation using an irrigated-tip catheter. The technique was safe, and 81% of the patients maintained sinus rhythm at 6 months. However, 1/3 of them required additional antiarrhythmic drug therapy.
Wir berichten über die Durchführung einer Katheterablation bei einem symptomatischen Patienten mit medikamentös therapierefraktärem Vorhofflimmern unter Einsatz der neuen "CT Image Integration"-Mappingtechnologie. Mittels "Image Integration" konnte eine arrhythmogene rechte untere Pulmonalvene identifiziert werden, die zuvor durch konventionelles(More)
BACKGROUND The approval of an entirely subcutaneous implantable-cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system (S-ICD) has raised attention about this promising technology. It was developed to overcome lead failure and infection problems of conventional transvenous ICD systems. Nevertheless, lead migration of the initial design and inappropriate shock rates have(More)