Olivier Bizeau

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AIMS The ECOST trial examined prospectively the long-term safety and effectiveness of home monitoring (HM) of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). METHODS AND RESULTS The trial's primary objective was to randomly compare the proportions of patients experiencing ≥ 1 major adverse event (MAE), including deaths from all causes, and cardiovascular,(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the effects ofradiofrequency energy application on implanted pacemaker functions.Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation may cause pacemaker dysfunction dueto electromagnetic interferences. The effects of RF on pacemaker behaviorwere studied in a series of 38 pacemakers, implanted 18 ± 26 monthsprior to a RF procedure(More)
Despite novel left ventricular (LV) lead technologies, phrenic nerve stimulation (PNS) remains an adverse effect observed in many patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Beyond anatomic repositioning, modern CRT devices allow avoidance of PNS also by software-based adaption of the pacing configuration. The Electronic Repositioning With Acuity(More)
AIMS Inappropriate therapy delivered by implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) remains a challenge. The OPERA registry measured the times to, and studied the determinants of, first appropriate (FAT) and inappropriate (FIT) therapies delivered by single-, dual- and triple-chamber [cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D)] ICD. (More)
Prognostic studies after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have mainly been performed in the prethrombolytic era. Despite the fact that modern management of AMI has reduced mortality rates, the occurrence of malignant ventricular arrhythmias in the late phase of AMI remains an important issue. We prospectively studied 244 consecutive patients (97 treated(More)
BACKGROUND Defibrillation testing (DT) is usually performed during implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation. AIMS We conducted a multicentre prospective study to determine the DT procedures used in everyday practice, to compare the characteristics of patients with or without DT, and to compare severe adverse events in these two(More)
BACKGROUND Much attention is being paid to the education of and provision of medical information to patients, to optimize their understanding and acceptance of their disease. AIMS To ascertain the impact of educating recent recipients of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) on their perception and acceptance of a home monitoring (HM) system. (More)
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