Mária Kohári

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BACKGROUND Frequent ventricular premature depolarizations (VPDs) can cause cardiomyopathy (CMP). The mechanisms underlying its development remain unclear, with VPD burden being only a weak predictor of risk. OBJECTIVE To determine whether VPD QRS duration at the time of initial presentation could predict risk for the subsequent development of CMP in(More)
BACKGROUND Outcome after atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after ablation remains poorly characterized. OBJECTIVE To determine whether the time to recurrence of AF after catheter ablation impacts outcome. METHODS Four hundred thirty-nine consecutive patients with AF after catheter ablation were categorized as early recurrence (E) (3-6 months after(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with persistent and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) have a higher recurrence rate after antral pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). We sought to determine the clinical, invasive, and noninvasive diastolic function parameters that are associated with AF recurrence after ablation in patients with persistent and longstanding(More)
BACKGROUND Detection of concurrent diastolic dysfunction (DD) may be beneficial in patients with persistent and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). The role of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in assessing DD in patients with AF has not been well characterized. We sought to determine the utility of TTE in detecting elevated left atrial(More)
Clinical echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function is routinely performed following orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). The purpose of this study was to determine whether echocardiographic indices of LV diastolic function correlate with pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) in the transplanted heart.(More)
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