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Technique and Results of Linear Ablation at the Mitral Isthmus
Background—This prospective clinical study evaluates the feasibility and efficacy of combined linear mitral isthmus ablation and pulmonary vein (PV) isolation in patients with paroxysmal atrialExpand
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Distinctive Electrophysiological Properties of Pulmonary Veins in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Background—Atrial fibrillation (AF) is frequently initiated from pulmonary veins (PVs), but little is known of the electrophysiological properties of PVs. Methods and Results—Two groups were studied:Expand
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Clinical and mutational spectrum in a cohort of 105 unrelated patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.
Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the leading causes of heart failure with high morbidity and mortality. More than 30 genes have been reported to cause DCM. To provide new insights into theExpand
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Superior vena cava thrombosis related to catheter malposition in cancer chemotherapy given through implanted ports
Background. Thrombosis of the central veins is one of the most frequent complications of implanted venous access devices. Among the first cases occurring in our patients, most were associated withExpand
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Reverse Remodeling of Sinus Node Function After Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Prolonged Sinus Pauses
Background—Symptomatic prolonged sinus pauses on termination of atrial fibrillation (AF) are an indication for pacemaker implantation. We evaluated sinus node function and clinical outcome inExpand
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Cardiac complications of halofantrine: a prospective study of 20 patients.
Halofantrine, increasingly used for treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, is a normally well-tolerated amino-alcohol with very few side-effects, but torsades de pointes ventricular tachycardiaExpand
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Catheter ablation of accessory pathways in children.
The efficacy and safety of catheter ablation of accessory pathways (AP) was studied in 79 children (age, 4-16 years), using DC shocks (n = 25) or radiofrequency energy (n = 54). All patients hadExpand
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Distinctive response of arrhythmogenic right ventricular disease to high dose isoproterenol.
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular disease is a potential cause of ventricular arrhythmias. Diagnosis is important due to the risk of sudden death, particularly as first symptom. Diagnosis is based onExpand
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Clinical prediction of lower limb deep vein thrombosis in symptomatic hospitalized patients.
We evaluated two clinical scores for the prediction of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in hospitalized patients (Wells' and Kahn's). We included 273 patients referred to the vascular exploration unitExpand
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Catheter ablation of accessory pathways: technique and results in 248 patients.
Two hundred and forty-eight patients with refractory arrhythmias related to an accessory pathway underwent catheter ablation. Cathodal shocks (160 to 240 joules) were delivered through the distalExpand
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