Nikola Pavlović

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INTRODUCTION The advent of electroanatomical mapping (EAM) systems for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) has dramatically decreased radiation exposure. However, the need for some fluoroscopy remains for obtaining left atrial (LA) access. The aim was to test the feasibility of fluoroscopy-free PVI in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and a patent foramen(More)
The purpose of this is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of recrossing the interatrial septum in case of inadvertent loss of or need for repeated left atrial access using a simple electroanatomical landmark without the use of fluoroscopy. Twenty-five consecutive patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for paroxysmal (n = 12) or persistent (n(More)
Coronary stent fracture is a relatively rare but potentially serious complication of coronary artery stenting. It has been recognised as a cause of in-stent restenosis as well as acute stent thrombosis. Most fractures occur in stents after aggressive post-dilatation, stents implanted in tortuous and calcified lesions, and after cardiac trauma [M.S. Lee, D.(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic significance of development of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with atrioventricular (AV) block and dual chamber (DDD) pacemakers has not been separately investigated. We sought to determine whether persistent AF influences clinical outcome in these patients. METHODS Three hundred-eight consecutive patients with(More)
AIMS It is recommended to keep exposure to ionizing radiation as low as reasonably achievable. The aim of this study was to determine whether fluoroscopy-free mapping and ablation using a standardized procedural protocol is feasible in patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty consecutive patients were analysed: Thirty(More)
Arterial hypertension is one of the most frequent causes of chronic kidney failure but also one of most frequent complications in patients on long-term haemodialysis. The aim of this work is to investigate the prevalence of arterial hypertension in long-term haemodialysis patients, and methods for treating it. A total of 168 patients (86 women and 82 men(More)
AIM To assess the efficacy of propafenone in prevention of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) and orthodromic atrioventricular tachycardia (AVRT) based on the clinical results of arrhythmia recurrence and find the electrophysiological predictor of propafenone effectiveness. METHODS This retrospective study included 44 participants in a(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) is a rare congenital venous anomaly that may be found at the time of cardiac device lead insertion. METHODS In this case series, we present clinical and long-term data of five patients with LSVC who underwent pacemaker (PM) or cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation during the period of 10 years.(More)
AIM To assess the concentration of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) as a predictor of heart failure in patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with successful and complete revascularization. METHODS Out of a total of 220 patients with acute STEMI admitted to the Sisters(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the feasibility and efficiency of atrioventricular junction (AVJ) ablation and device implantation in patients with drug-refractory atrial fibrillation using three different approaches. METHODS Sixty-nine patients (57% male; age 72 ± 10; ejection fraction 45 ± 15%) undergoing device implantation and AVJ ablation were retrospectively(More)