Rafael Peinado Peinado

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BACKGROUND The differential diagnosis of supraventricular tachycardia with concentric atrial activation usually requires the inducibility of sustained tachycardia and needs a complex and time-consuming electrophysiological evaluation. To develop a simple test to establish if ventriculoatrial conduction uses a posteroseptal accessory pathway or the normal(More)
BACKGROUND The Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) assessment in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients has traditionally been carried out in a poorly standardised fashion, or via the use of non disease-specific HRQoL questionnaires. The development of a HRQoL questionnaire with a good measuring performance will allow for a standardised assessment of the(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of bundle-branch reentry ventricular tachycardia (BBR-VT) by the standard approach is challenging, and this may lead to nonrecognition of this tachycardia mechanism. Because the postpacing interval (PPI) after entrainment has been correlated with the distance from the pacing site to the reentrant circuit, BBR-VT entrainment by pacing(More)
BACKGROUND Ventricular arrhythmias have been documented and linked to the high incidence of sudden death seen in patients with myotonic dystrophy. However, their precise mechanism is unknown, and their definitive therapy remains to be established. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 6 consecutive patients with myotonic dystrophy and sustained ventricular(More)
BACKGROUND Different responses to entrainment have been reported in relation to the pacing site of a variety of tachycardias. However, transient entrainment of bundle-branch reentrant tachycardia (BBRT) has not been investigated systematically. METHODS AND RESULTS We attempted entrainment of 13 BBRTs in 9 patients by pacing first the right ventricle and(More)
AIM Remote follow-up (FU) of implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) allows for fewer in-office visits in combination with earlier detection of relevant findings. Its implementation requires investment and reorganization of care. Providers (physicians or hospitals) are unsure about the financial impact. The primary end-point of this randomized prospective(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder characterized by repetitive interruption of ventilation during sleep caused by recurrent upper airway collapse, which leads to intermittent hypoxia. The disorder is commonly undiagnosed despite its relationship with substantial cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Moreover, the effects of the disorder(More)
To the Editor: We read with interest the recent report of Lazarus et al. 1 This is an important study addressing the prevalence of His-Purkinje conduction disturbances and ventricular arrhythmia inducibility by a standard pacing protocol in a large sample of patients with myotonic dystrophy (MD) and asymptomatic conduction abnormalities. However, several(More)
AIMS We sought to determine the incidence, mechanisms, and time to syncope recurrence in patients with spontaneous syncopal monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (SyMVT) treated with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). METHODS AND RESULTS Incidence and causes of syncope following ICD implantation in consecutive patients (n=26) with spontaneous SyMVT(More)
Myocardial fibrosis detected via delayed-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been shown to be a strong indicator for ventricular tachycardia (VT) inducibility. However, little is known regarding how inducibility is affected by the details of the fibrosis extent, morphology, and border zone configuration. The objective of this article is to(More)