Evan C. Adelstein

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BACKGROUND The ability of echocardiographic dyssynchrony to predict response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS A prospective, longitudinal study was designed with predefined dyssynchrony indexes and outcome variables to test the hypothesis that baseline dyssynchrony is associated with long-term survival after(More)
INTRODUCTION Infection of cardiac implanted electrical devices (CIED) is a problem. In selected patients, use of an "antibacterial envelope" (AIGISRx®) is associated with low CIED infection rates. The value of this device when used as a standard of care is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS Retrospective analysis of all patients (N = 1,476) who underwent CIED(More)
BACKGROUND Cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) has emerged as an alternative to radiofrequency PVI for atrial fibrillation (AF). Data are lacking to define the rates and predictors of complications, particularly phrenic nerve injury (PNI). METHODS AND RESULTS We evaluated a single-center prospective registry of 450 consecutive patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND Although guidelines for antiarrhythmic drug therapy in atrial fibrillation (AF) were published in 2006, it remains uncertain whether adherence to these guidelines affects patient outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS We retrospectively evaluated the records of 5976 consecutive AF patients who were prescribed at least 1 antiarrhythmic drug between 2006(More)
BACKGROUND Explanting infected cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) and extracting their associated leads can be performed percutaneously (EP) or via open-thoracotomy (OR) approach. In this study, we examined the characteristics and outcomes of infected CIED patients undergoing EP vs. OR extraction procedures. METHODS All patients (EP: n = 329(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the choice and utility of pacing maneuvers in the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory in establishing supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) mechanism. METHODS We retrospectively examined a cohort of 160 consecutive patients with SVT presenting for invasive EP evaluation to a single center with 8 electrophysiologists. We analyzed the(More)
Background—The ability of echocardiographic dyssynchrony to predict response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been unclear. Methods and Results—A prospective, longitudinal study was designed with predefined dyssynchrony indexes and outcome variables to test the hypothesis that baseline dyssynchrony is associated with long-term survival after(More)
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