Michael Lukat

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INTRODUCTION Left atrial catheter ablation of the pulmonary veins (PVs) is an established option for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Asymptomatic cerebral emboli (ACE) detected by diffusion weighted MRI (DW-MRI) following AF ablation has been reported at varying rates. This variability may be linked to procedural variables and demographic risk(More)
This is a study of Ninety-two patients with chronic serous otitis media, all of whom have been previously treated with myringotomy and middle-ear ventilation tubes. Intradermal skin testing was done by the Rinkel technique under general anesthesia in conjunction with myringotomy and associated surgical procedures. Twenty of these patients were tested in the(More)
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using phased radiofrequency (RF) energy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). We characterize pulmonary vein (PV) conduction at repeat ablation in patients with AF after an initial successful PVI using phased RF technology and analyze the effects of a primary 2:1 ablation mode.(More)
PURPOSE The Rotarex catheter system is an effective tool for endovascular therapy of acute occluded arteries of the lower extremities, especially for the femoral artery. The authors report the use of the Rotarex catheter system for retrograde percutaneous thrombectomy of an occluded subclavian artery. CASE PRESENTATION A 79-year-old male patient was(More)
AIMS To collect information on the use of the Reveal implantable loop recorder (ILR) in the patient care pathway and to investigate its effectiveness in the diagnosis of unexplained recurrent syncope in everyday clinical practice. METHODS AND RESULTS Prospective, multicentre, observational study conducted in 2006-2009 in 10 European countries and Israel.(More)
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