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To determine whether gene expression profiling could improve risk classification and outcome prediction in older acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients, expression profiles were obtained in pretreatment leukemic samples from 170 patients whose median age was 65 years. Unsupervised clustering methods were used to classify patients into 6 cluster groups(More)
Two hundred thirty-five patients underwent RF catheter ablation of AV conduction for symptomatic drug refractory AF (84%), atrial flutter (9%), and atrial tachycardia (7%). In the first 100 patients, postablation pacing was not prospectively set at any specific rate and was always < or = 70 beats/min. In the next 135 patients, postablation pacing was(More)
BACKGROUND The oxygen uptake efficiency slope (OUES) is a new submaximal parameter which objectively predicts the maximal exercise capacity in children and healthy subjects. However, the usefulness of OUES in adult patients with and without advanced heart failure remains undetermined. The present study investigates the stability and the usefulness of OUES(More)
BACKGROUND In the differential diagnosis of a tachycardia with a wide QRS complex (greater than or equal to 0.12 second) diagnostic mistakes are frequent. Therefore, we investigated the reasons for failure of presently available criteria, and we identified new, simpler criteria and incorporated them in a stepwise approach that provides better sensitivity(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Radiofrequency catheter ablation has proved to be highly effective for the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia originating in the AV node or related to atrioventricular accessory pathways. However, experience with ablation of atrial tachycardia is more limited. The purpose of our study was to analyse the success and safety of(More)
Radiofrequency ablation of the atrioventricular conduction system (ACS) has become an established therapy for patients with drug refractory atrial fibrillation. We observed eight patients with hemodynamic deterioration after radiofrequency ablation of the atrioventricular conduction system. As we found hemodynamic deterioration related to worsening mitral(More)
The incidence and consequences of inappropriate sinus tachycardia following modification of the AV nodal area with radiofrequency energy were prospectively studied in a consecutive series of 118 patients. Twelve (10%) patients developed this complication, which persisted less than 1 week in all but three patients. Inappropriate sinus tachycardia was only(More)
The goal of this study was to test the hypothesis that class I drugs modify the electrophysiological substrate of atrial fibrillation. The effects of a single intravenous dose (1.4 +/- 0.3 mg.kg-1) of the new class I drug, cibenzoline, were studied in 20 patients with spontaneous (n = 11) or induced (n = 9) atrial fibrillation, during an(More)