Pekka Raatikainen

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  • OULU F INLAND, Mikko Siponen, Harri Mantila, Hannu Heusala, Olli Vuolteenaho, Eila Estola +10 others
  • 2008
Brugada syndrome is an inherited arrhythmia disorder that predisposes to sudden cardiac death. It is characterized by its distinct ECG pattern. The purpose of this thesis was to study the phenotype and genotype characteristics of subjects with Brugada syndrome type ECG. The first study population consisted of 2479 young male Air Force applicants and 542(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure patients with implantable defibrillators place a significant burden on health care systems. Remote monitoring allows assessment of device function and heart failure parameters, and may represent a safe, effective, and cost-saving method compared to conventional in-office follow-up. OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that remote device(More)
BACKGROUND Adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) for left-sided breast cancer increases cardiac morbidity and mortality. For the heart, no safe radiation threshold has been established. Troponin T is a sensitive marker of myocardial damage. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of left-sided breast cancer RT on serum high sensitivity troponin T (hscTnT) levels and its(More)
AIM The aim of this prospective substudy was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of treating paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) with radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) compared with antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) as first-line treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS A decision-analytic Markov model, based on MANTRA-PAF (Medical Antiarrhythmic Treatment or(More)
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