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The 1996 American Heart Association consensus panel recommendations stated that pre-participation cardiovascular screening for young competitive athletes is justifiable and compelling on ethical, legal, and medical grounds. The present article represents the consensus statement of the Study Group on Sports Cardiology of the Working Group on Cardiac(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical use of a new three-dimensional mapping system as a guide for catheter ablation of ectopic atrial tachycardia. A series of 42 consecutive patients with drug refractory ectopic atrial tachycardia was studied in a prospective observational trial with the electroanatomic mapping system CARTO. The arrhythmogenic(More)
This document by the Study Group on Sports Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology extends on previous recommendations for sports participation for competitive athletes by also incorporating guidelines for those who want to perform recreational physical activity. For different supraventricular arrhythmias and arrhythmogenic conditions, a(More)
This consensus paper on behalf of the Study Group on Sports Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology follows a previous one on guidelines for sports participation in competitive and recreational athletes with supraventricular arrhythmias and pacemakers. The question of imminent life-threatening arrhythmias is especially relevant when some form of(More)
National Institute of Sports Medicine, Italian National Olympic Committee, Via dei Campi Sportivi 46, 00197 Rome, Italy Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway Division of Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Athens, Athens, Greece Department of(More)
The success and safety of standard catheter radiofrequency ablation may be limited for ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. The aim of this study was to characterize and compare different cooled and noncooled catheter systems in terms of their specific lesion geometry, incidence of impedance rise, and crater and coagulum formation to(More)
PURPOSE To determine the diagnostic accuracy of dynamic computed tomographic (CT) perfusion imaging of the myocardium for the detection of hemodynamically relevant coronary artery stenosis compared with the accuracy of coronary angiography and fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the institutional(More)
To evaluate the performance of three-dimensional semi-automated evaluation software for the assessment of myocardial blood flow (MBF) and blood volume (MBV) at dynamic myocardial perfusion computed tomography (CT). Volume-based software relying on marginal space learning and probabilistic boosting tree-based contour fitting was applied to CT myocardial(More)
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is already an accepted option to treat elderly patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who are inoperable or at high surgical risk. However, short- and long-term mortality after TAVI remains an important issue, raising the need to further improve the technology of TAVI as well as to identify patients(More)