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Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a heritable disease associated with ECG QT interval prolongation, ventricular tachycardia, and sudden cardiac death in young patients. Among genotyped individuals, mutations in genes encoding repolarizing K+ channels (LQT1:KCNQ1; LQT2:KCNH2) are present in approximately 90% of affected individuals. Expression of pore mutants of(More)
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is routinely used to assess for thrombus in the left atrium (LA) and left atrial appendage (LAA) in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. However, little is known about the outcome of AF ablation in patients with documented LAA sludge. We hypothesize that AF ablation can be performed safely in a(More)
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