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BACKGROUND Dabigatran, an oral direct thrombin inhibitor, possesses several advantages over warfarin that can in principle simplify the management of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Nonetheless it remains unclear whether these advantages can translate to clinical practice and encourage long-term therapy. The objective was to describe(More)
INTRODUCTION Outflow tract ventricular arrhythmia (OTVA) can be complicated to target for ablation when originating from either the periaortic or pulmonary valve (PV) region. Both sites may present with a small R wave in lead V1. However, the utility of lead I in distinguishing these arrhythmia locations is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-six(More)
Catheter ablation is an increasingly used and successful treatment choice for right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) arrhythmias. While the role of endocavitary structures and the regional morphology of the ventricular inflow tract and the right atrium as a cause for difficulty with successful ablation are well described, similar issues within the RVOT are(More)
Dear Editor, Intravenous arsenic trioxide (As2O3) is highly effective for the treatment of newly diagnosed and relapsed acute promyelocytic leukemia [1, 2], yet the high rate of significant corrected QT (QTc) prolongation and risk of ventricular arrhythmias mandates standard 12-lead and continuous electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring during treatment [3,(More)
The traditional route for teaching cardiac anatomy involves didactic instruction, cadaver dissections, and familiarization with the main structure and relationships of the cardiac chambers, valves, and vasculature. In contemporary cardiac electrophysiology, however, a very different view of anatomy is required including details rarely appreciated with a(More)
Oral anticoagulation (OAC) is recommended for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)whoareat riskof stroke. TheCHA2DS2-VASc score, which encompassed a group of common co-morbidities for cardiovascular disease, has been validated to risk stratify patients with AF for OAC treatment. –3 Nevertheless, reports have shown that the conventional OAC–vitamin K(More)
In 526 cases of trigeminal neuralgia,254 cases were male,272 were female.The age from 17-90,average age is 58.8. The shortest course of disease is 2 months,but the longest one is 39 yrs,with a mean course of 6.8 yrs.Pain in right side is more than in left side.Pain was more often involved simultaneously on first and second branch of trigeminal nerve.505(More)
INTRODUCTION Catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmia (VA) at the fibrous aortic mitral continuity (AMC) has been described, yet the nature of the arrhythmogenic substrate remains unknown. METHODS Procedural records of 528 consecutive patients undergoing ablation of VA at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, were reviewed. The electrocardiographic and(More)