Mitsumi Yamashita

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BACKGROUND Diaphragmatic electrogram recording during cryoballoon ablation (CB-A) of atrial fibrillation is commonly used to predict phrenic nerve palsy (PNP). OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate a novel method for predicting PNP at an earlier stage to prevent sustained PNP. METHODS A total of 197 patients undergoing CB-A were(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using a cryoballoon (CB) is a useful tool for treating atrial fibrillation (AF); however, the clinical efficacy of the CB has never been fully investigated in patients with a left common pulmonary vein (LCPV). METHODS AND RESULTS Three hundred twenty-four consecutive paroxysmal AF patients underwent PVI with a(More)
Aims Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation (PVI) utilizing a cryoballoon (CB) has become one of the standard therapeutic options for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, it connotes a potential risk of cerebral ischaemic events (CIEs). This study aimed to clarify the prevalence of CIEs after PVI using second-generation CBs assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)(More)
OBJECTIVE Few data exist to evaluate the safety and efficacy of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing cryoballoon ablation (CB-A). This study is aimed to clarify the usefulness of DOACs in patients undergoing CB-A. METHODS The patients (average age; 65.8±11.9 years old, male 69%) were stratified into one(More)
We report a 56-year-old Japanese male with a gout-like acute attack of synovitis and panniculitis in his right wrist without hyperuricemia. Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystals were found in the synovial fluid of the affected joint. A diagnosis of pseudogout was made. The attack subsided two days after medication with 30 mg of predonisolon.(More)
Dormant conduction (DC) induced by intravenous adenosine triphosphate (ATP) after pulmonary vein (PV) isolation (PVI) could predict subsequent PV reconnection (RC) sites. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the DC and RC sites during the long-term follow-up. Ninety-one consecutive patients (62 males; mean age, 62 ± 11 years) with(More)
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