Germán Arriagada

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AIMS The success rate of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation (CPVA) to treat atrial fibrillation (AF) ranges from 60 to 90%, depending on the series. The objective of the study was to identify predictors of AF recurrence after a standardized CPVA procedure. METHODS AND RESULTS A series of 148 consecutive patients undergoing CPVA for symptomatic(More)
AIMS The need for antiarrhythmic drugs (AAD) after a first episode of atrial fibrillation (AF) is determined by the probability of recurrence. The aim of this study was to asses the probability of relapse and the predictors of recurrence in patients with idiopathic AF. METHODS AND RESULTS A cohort of 98 consecutive patients younger than 65 years admitted(More)
Heart transplantation is a therapeutic alternative for selected patients with refractory heart failure. Acute allograft rejection is one of the main causes of early death after transplantation. The cellular rejection is characterized by cellular infiltrates with or without myocyte necrosis. However, some patients develop left ventricular dysfunction due to(More)
We report a 66 years old male, with an ophtalmologic history of long sightedness, admitted to the hospital due to paroxysmal atrial fibrillation crises in the context of a coronary heart disease. He was treated with i.v. amiodarone, receiving a total dose of 6 g in 72 hours. After the third day of treatment, the patient noticed a correction of his long(More)
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