Irina Savelieva

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Authors/Task Force Members: A. John Camm (Chairperson) (UK)*, Paulus Kirchhof (Germany), Gregory Y.H. Lip (UK), Ulrich Schotten (The Netherlands), Irene Savelieva (UK), Sabine Ernst (UK), Isabelle C. Van Gelder (The Netherlands), Nawwar Al-Attar (France), Gerhard Hindricks (Germany), Bernard Prendergast (UK), Hein Heidbuchel (Belgium), Ottavio Alfieri(More)
ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines (CPG): Jeroen J. Bax (CPG Chairperson) (The Netherlands), Helmut Baumgartner (Germany), Claudio Ceconi (Italy), Veronica Dean (France), Christi Deaton (UK), Robert Fagard (Belgium), Christian Funck-Brentano (France), David Hasdai (Israel), Arno Hoes (The Netherlands), Paulus Kirchhof (Germany/UK), Juhani Knuuti(More)
AIMS First-line medical management of stable angina generally involves a beta-blocker (BB) or calcium channel blocker (CCB), with other classes of medication being added if symptom control is inadequate. Evidence supporting the appropriate choice of a second-line agent is currently unclear. The objective of this systematic review was to quantify the(More)
Our studies deal with fully automatic measurement of heart rate variability (HRV) in short term electrocardiograms. Presently, all existing HRV analysis programs require user intervention for ectopic beat identification, especially of supraventricular ectopic beats (SVE). This makes the HRV measurement in large, e.g. epidemiological studies problematic. In(More)
It has been well documented that abortion is a common means of controlling fertility in Russia. Women undergo repeat abortions throughout their reproductive lives, but recent studies of abortion trends in the Russian Federation suggest that abortion rates are on the decline, use of modern contraceptives is increasing, and women dislike abortion as a method(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an increasingly common arrhythmia that now stands at epidemic proportion, with more than 2.3 million people affected in the USA and over 4.5 million people affected in Western Europe. AF is an expression of underlying heart disease and is increasingly associated with hypertension, congestive heart failure, and ischemic heart(More)
Fundamental research into molecular mechanisms of atrial fibrillation (AF) and improved understanding of processes involved in the initiation and maintenance of AF have transformed the traditional approach to its management by targeting only the electrical aspects, usually with antiarrhythmic drugs and, recently, by ablation. The antiarrhythmic potential of(More)
INTRODUCTION Objective of this study was to determine the optimal (most heritable) phenotype for gene finding studies of QT interval in the general population. We also studied the extent to which heritability of QT interval can be explained by genes that also influence resting heart rate. METHODS AND RESULTS Subjects in this classic twin study were 105(More)
Current evidence suggests that the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation (AF) is multifactorial. The observation that AF, once present, alters the electrophysiologic properties of the atrial myocardium causing self-perpetuation of the arrhythmia raised the importance of electrical remodeling in its pathogenesis. Although these changes are potentially(More)