Jae Sun Uhm

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BACKGROUND Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) changes cardiac autonomic nerve activity. However, the long-term effect of RFCA has not yet been evaluated when an open irrigation tip catheter (OITC) was used. Therefore, we hypothesized that AF ablation changes heart rate variability (HRV) that would be maintained over 1 year(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II), one of the main vasoactive hormones of the renin-angiotensin system, contributes to the development and progression of atherosclerosis by inducing vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) migration. Although previous studies have shown that Ang II upregulates low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1) expression in VSMCs(More)
BACKGROUND A prolonged PR interval is known to be a poor prognostic factor in cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between PR interval and clinical outcome in patients undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS AND RESULTS We prospectively included 576 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Left anterior line (LAL) has been used as a substitute for mitral isthmus line for catheter ablation of chronic atrial fibrillation (AF). However, it results in left anterolateral conduction delay and might affect left atrial (LA) contractility. We aimed to investigate whether LAL decreases LA appendage function. METHODS This study included 46(More)
AIMS Although circumferential pulmonary vein isolation (CPVI) has been considered as the cornerstone for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) ablation, there has been a substantial recurrence rate. We conducted a prospectively randomized study to evaluate whether additional linear ablation from the superior vena cava (SVC) to the right atrial (RA) septum(More)
PURPOSE The clinical significance of post-procedural atrial premature beats immediately after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) has not been clearly determined. We hypothesized that the provocation of immediate recurrence of atrial premature beats (IRAPB) and additional ablation improves the clinical outcome of AF ablation. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND The current indications of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) have expanded to include young patients with serious cardiac risk factors, but CIED placement has the disadvantage of involving unsightly scarring and bulging of the chest wall. A collaborative team of cardiologists and plastic surgeons developed a technique for the(More)
AIMS Successful rhythm control after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation is known to induce left atrial reverse remodelling and improve left ventricular (LV) function. We explored the clinical factors affecting LV systolic and diastolic function 1-year after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS We compared pre-procedural and(More)
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