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Pulmonary vein isolation by duty-cycled bipolar and unipolar antrum ablation using a novel multielectrode ablation catheter system: first clinical results
BackgroundThe electrical disconnection of the pulmonary veins (PV) plays an important role in the ablation strategy of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). Circumferential antral ablation with aExpand
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Prognostic Relevance of Nonsustained Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension
Background. Increased pulmonary vascular resistance in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) leads to an increased afterload of right heart and cardiac remodeling which could provide theExpand
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Results of Short‐Term and Long‐Term Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Using Duty‐Cycled Bipolar and Unipolar Radiofrequency Energy
PV Isolation Using Bipolar/Unipolar RF Energy. Background: Electrical disconnection of the pulmonary veins (PV) plays an important role in the ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). AntralExpand
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Capsule endoscopy in patients with cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and left heart assist devices
According to the recommendations of the US Food and Drug Administration and manufacturers, capsule endoscopy should not be used in patients carrying implanted cardiac devices. For this review weExpand
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Use of a novel needle wire in patients undergoing transseptal puncture associated with severe septal tenting
IntroductionAn increasing number of patients undergo left atrial ablation procedures, since several approaches have proven efficacy in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Although transseptalExpand
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Electrophysiological Studies in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension: A Retrospective Investigation
Few studies have investigated patients with pulmonary hypertension and arrhythmias. Data on electrophysiological studies in these patients are rare. In a retrospective dual-centre design, we analysedExpand
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Investigation into Causes of Abnormal Cerebral MRI Findings Following PVAC Duty‐Cycled, Phased RF Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
Asymptomatic Cerebral Lesions with Phased RF. Introduction: Left atrial catheter ablation of the pulmonary veins (PVs) is an established option for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).Expand
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Does the number of simultaneously activated electrodes during phased RF multielectrode ablation of atrial fibrillation influence the incidence of silent cerebral microembolism?
BACKGROUND Asymptomatic cerebral embolus (ACE) detected by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) following atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation has been reported at varying rates withExpand
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Evaluation of the prognostic value of electrocardiography parameters and heart rhythm in patients with pulmonary hypertension.
BACKGROUND Several studies have analyzed arrhythmias in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) and increased P-wave duration was identified as a risk factor for development of atrial fibrillationExpand
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Ventricular tachycardias in patients with pulmonary hypertension: an underestimated prevalence? A prospective clinical study
BackgroundSudden cardiac death (SCD) accounts for approximately 30 % in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The exact circumference for SCD in this patient population is stillExpand
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