Jochen Proff

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AIMS Uncertainty exists over the importance of device-detected short-duration atrial arrhythmias. Continuous atrial diagnostics, through home monitoring (HM) technology (BIOTRONIK, Berlin, Germany), provides a unique opportunity to assess frequency and quantity of atrial fibrillation (AF) episodes defined as atrial high-rate events (AHRE). METHODS AND(More)
AIM To investigate whether diagnostic data from implanted cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) retrieved automatically at 24 h intervals via a Home Monitoring function can enable dynamic prediction of cardiovascular hospitalization and death. METHODS AND RESULTS Three hundred and seventy-seven heart failure patients received CRT-Ds(More)
INTRODUCTION The recently proposed "maximum voltage-guided" (MVG) technique for radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial flutter targets high-voltage electrograms along cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) to ablate the functionally important anatomic muscle bundles alone, without drawing a complete anatomic line across the CTI. This innovative approach may(More)
AIMS Gold electrodes have the theoretical advantage of creating bigger lesions than platinum-iridium (Pt-Ir) electrodes. We performed a prospective randomized study to compare the clinical efficacy of standard 8 mm Pt-Ir tip catheter (control) and 8 mm gold-tip catheters in the ablation of the cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI)-dependent atrial flutter. METHODS(More)
Internal Medicine and Cardiology Division, University of Leipzig Heart Center, Strümpellstrasse 39, D-04289 Leipzig, Germany; Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 44195 Cleveland, OH, USA; Centre Hospitalier Régional et Universitaire, Lille, France; Peter Osypka Heart Centre, Munich, Germany; Heart Centre and Clinical Institute, Aalborg(More)
The rapidly increasing prevalence and poor outcome of congestive heart failure have stimulated the development of different telemonitoring technologies. In this study, we monitored remotely self-measured body weight and blood pressure, in parallel with the data automatically transmitted by implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. The primary aim of this(More)
Radiofrequency catheter ablation of typical atrial flutter can vary largely in duration from patient to patient. The purpose of this work was to determine optimal combination of ablation settings leading to the highest procedural efficacy. Our retrospective multivariate analysis comprised 448 patients undergoing atrial flutter ablation with nonirrigated(More)
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