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A systematic review of ICD complications in randomised controlled trials versus registries: is our ‘real-world’ data an underestimation?
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation carries a significant risk of complications, however published estimates appear inconsistent. We aimed to present a contemporary systematicExpand
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Does Adenosine Response Predict Clinical Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation After Pulmonary Vein Isolation?
Does Adenosine Response Predict Clinical Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation. Background: Approximately 30% of patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for atrial fibrillation (AF) haveExpand
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Safety and efficacy of multipolar pulmonary vein ablation catheter vs. irrigated radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a randomized multicentre trial
Aims The current challenge in atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment is to develop effective, efficient, and safe ablation strategies. This randomized controlled trial assesses the medium-term efficacyExpand
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Incidence of left atrial thrombus prior to atrial fibrillation ablation: is pre-procedural transoesophageal echocardiography mandatory?
AIMS The exact role of transoesphageal echo (TOE) prior to atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation remains unclear. This study examines the incidence and predictors of left atrial (LA) thrombus in patientsExpand
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Predictors of recurrence following radiofrequency ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation.
AIMS To establish clinical factors affecting success in persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS Wide area circumferential ablation with linear and electrogram-based leftExpand
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Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation—patient satisfaction from a single-center UK experience
BackgroundPatient satisfaction is an indicator of quality of care and a key factor for patients’ healthcare choices. Although atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is now common, there are no publishedExpand
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Long-term results after ablation of infarct-related ventricular tachycardia.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term effects of ablation of infarct-related ventricular tachycardia (VT) and the subsequent requirement for implantableExpand
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A propensity matched case-control study comparing efficacy, safety and costs of the subcutaneous vs. transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
BACKGROUND Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (S-ICD) have become more widely available. However, comparisons with conventional transvenous ICDs (TV-ICD) are scarce. METHODS WeExpand
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Type I Brugada electrocardiogram pattern during the recovery phase of exercise testing.
A 33-year-old Algerian man presenting with acute asthma was found to have right bundle branch block and anterior ST-segment elevation on surface electrocardiogram (ECG). Two years earlier he hadExpand
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Long-Term Results of Triventricular Versus Biventricular Pacing in Heart Failure: A Propensity-Matched Comparison.
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to assess the impact of triventricular pacing (Tri-V) on long-term survival. BACKGROUND Biventricular pacing (Bi-V) is an important adjunctive treatment inExpand
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