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Transseptal Left Heart Catheterization for Cardiac Ablation Procedures
AbstractTransseptal left heart catheterization has been performed as an alternative to the retrograde approach since 1958. However, this procedure can result in life-threatening complications, someExpand
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Utility of gallium-67 scintigraphy for evaluation of cardiac sarcoidosis with ventricular tachycardia
BackgroundThe outcome of cardiac sarcoidosis is sometimes very poor. Ventricular tachycardia (VT) associated with cardiac sarcoidosis is the most common cause of sudden death among most patients.Expand
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Efficacy and safety of uninterrupted rivaroxaban taken preoperatively for radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation compared to uninterrupted warfarin
PurposeData on uninterrupted rivaroxaban taken preoperatively for radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) is limited. The aim was to evaluate safety and efficacy ofExpand
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Clinical course of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in the era of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and radiofrequency catheter ablation.
This study investigated the clinical course of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) patients and in particular evaluated the contribution of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA)Expand
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The impact of B-type natriuretic peptide levels on the suppression of accompanying atrial fibrillation in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome patients after accessory pathway ablation.
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) often coexists with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome. We compared the efficacy of Kent bundle ablation alone and additional AF ablation on accompanying AF, andExpand
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Feasibility and safety of uninterrupted apixaban in patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation
Background An optimal periprocedural anticoagulation strategy is essential for minimizing bleeding and thromboembolic complications during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Limited data areExpand
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Coronary Sinus Atresia Complicating Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Coronary Sinus Atresia Complicating Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy TOMOFUMI NAKAMURA, M.D.,∗ KENICHIRO OTOMO, M.D.,∗ SHIGEO KAWAI, M.D.,† and OSAMU IGAWA, M.D.‡ From the ∗Department of Cardiology,Expand
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Treatment of In-Stent Restenosis by Excimer Laser Coronary Atherectomy and Drug-Coated Balloon: Serial Assessment with Optical Coherence Tomography
Objectives We aimed to compare the results of neointimal modification before drug-coated balloon (DCB) treatment with excimer laser coronary atherectomy (ELCA) plus scoring balloon predilation versusExpand
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1009-50 Pseudo Atrioventricular and Ventriculoatrial Block Induced by Radiofrequency Ablation of Several Atrio-AV Nodal Connections
We determined the roles of the various atrial(A)-atrioventricular nodal (AVN) connections in AV and VA conduction by sequential radiofrequency (RF) ablation. In prior studies, RF ablation appliedExpand
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