H Tom McElderry

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BACKGROUND Left atrial appendage (LAA) electrical isolation is reported to improve atrial fibrillation ablation outcomes. However, loss of mechanical function may increase thromboembolic risk. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of LAA occlusion after electrical isolation in a canine model. METHODS Nine canines(More)
BACKGROUND Real-time estimated longevity has been reported in pacemakers for several years, and was recently introduced in implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the accuracy of this longevity estimate in St. Jude Medical (SJM) ICDs, especially as the device battery approaches depletion. METHODS Among patients(More)
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