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The CONNECT (Clinical Evaluation of Remote Notification to Reduce Time to Clinical Decision) trial: the value of wireless remote monitoring with automatic clinician alerts.
OBJECTIVES The primary objective was to determine if wireless remote monitoring with automatic clinician alerts reduces the time from a clinical event to a clinical decision in response toExpand
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Long-term outcome with the automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.
The automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator was implanted in 270 patients because of life-threatening arrhythmias over a 7 year period. There was a history of sustained ventricularExpand
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Remote Monitoring of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators:
A prospective study evaluating the functionality and ease of use of the Medtronic CareLink® Network, “CareLink,” was conducted at ten investigational sites. This internet‐based remote monitoringExpand
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Chronic performance of an active fixation coronary sinus lead.
BACKGROUND Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduces morbidity and mortality in appropriately selected patients with heart failure. Optimal left ventricular (LV) lead placement is useful inExpand
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The use of a radiofrequency needle improves the safety and efficacy of transseptal puncture for atrial fibrillation ablation.
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation requires transseptal puncture to gain entry to the left atrium (LA). On rare occasions, LA entry cannot be achieved or cardiac perforation results inExpand
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Low complication rates using high power (45-50 W) for short duration for atrial fibrillation ablations.
BACKGROUND Many centers use radiofrequency (RF) energy at 25-35 W for 30-60 seconds. There is a safety concern about using higher power, especially on the posterior wall. OBJECTIVE The purpose ofExpand
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Predicting atrial fibrillation ablation outcome: The CAAP-AF score.
BACKGROUND Patients with a variety of clinical presentations undergo atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Long-term ablation success rates can vary considerably. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this studyExpand
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Long-term results of atrial fibrillation ablation: the importance of all initial ablation failures undergoing a repeat ablation.
BACKGROUND Ablation is more successful for patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF1) than for those with persistent (AF2) or longstanding persistent AF (AF3). Many patients fail initialExpand
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Prior antiarrhythmic drug use and the outcome of atrial fibrillation ablation
Aims Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is generally performed after patients fail antiarrhythmic drug (AAD) therapy. Some patients have drug contraindications or choose to avoid a lifetime of drugExpand
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Clinical experience with sotalol in patients with drug-refractory ventricular arrhythmias.
Sixty-five patients with symptomatic, drug-refractory, sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation were treated with oral sotalol (80 to 480 mg twice daily). Sotalol was withdrawn in 11Expand
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