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Authors/Task Force Members: Michele Brignole (Chairperson) (Italy)*, Angelo Auricchio (Switzerland), Gonzalo Baron-Esquivias (Spain), Pierre Bordachar (France), Giuseppe Boriani (Italy), Ole-A Breithardt (Germany), John Cleland (UK), Jean-Claude Deharo (France), Victoria Delgado (Netherlands), Perry M. Elliott (UK), Bulent Gorenek (Turkey), Carsten W.(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to analyze the heart rhythm during spontaneous vasovagal syncope (VVS) in highly symptomatic patients with implantable loop recorders (ILR) and to correlate this rhythm with the heart rhythm observed during head-up tilt test (HUT). BACKGROUND Heart rhythm obtained during provocative condition is often used to guide(More)
Cardiotoxicity has become a major concern during treatment with antimalarial drugs. Lengthening of the QTc and severe cardiac arrhythmia have been observed, particularly after treatment with halofantrine for chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria. The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate whether antimalarial agents alter dispersion(More)
OBJECTIVES We present data on patients with syncope due to paroxysmal atrioventricular (AV) block unexplainable in terms of currently known mechanisms. BACKGROUND Paroxysmal AV block is known to be due to intrinsic AV conduction disease or to heightened vagal tone. METHODS We evaluated 18 patients presenting with unexplained syncope who had: 1) normal(More)
CHU La Timone, Marseille, France; Santa Chiara University Hospital, Pisa, Italy; The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, UK; Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; CHU La Tronche, Grenoble, France; Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, Spain; San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy; Heart Center NRW,(More)
AIMS Whole body imaging with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has proven useful in various infectious diseases. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the diagnostic yield of FDG PET/CT in patients with cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infection. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 21(More)
Life expectancy of patients implanted with cardiac pacemakers has largely increased, so that generator replacement is becoming an important part of the activity in most of the implanting centers. In more than 70% of the cases, the indication for pacemaker replacement is normal battery depletion. Since the new devices are more and more sophisticated and(More)
OBJECTIVES The main objective of this study was to assess if the benefits of biventricular (BiV) pacing observed during the crossover phase were sustained over 12 months. BACKGROUND MUltisite STimulation In Cardiomyopathies (MUSTIC) is a randomized controlled study intended to evaluate the effects of BiV pacing in patients with New York Heart Association(More)