Rafael Peinado Peinado

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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)
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)
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)
Two authors' names were omitted from the original article, Natalia Trayanova and Michael Miller. The affiliations of Drs. Trayanova and Miller are listed in the amended author list above. The labs of Drs. Trayanova and Miller jointly developed the method used in the original paper to estimate the fiber orientations in each patient's heart. 1 Some fiber(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)
BACKGROUND Location of residual conduction gaps on ablation lines around pulmonary veins (PV) is challenging, and several maneuvers have been described. Atrial mapping during PV pacing-the "pace and map" maneuver-could localize gaps. METHODS AND RESULTS We prospectively studied 209 patients undergoing PV isolation at a single institution over a 25-month(More)
One of the maneuvers that help in the differential diagnosis of supraventricular tachycardias is the analysis of the response to transient entrainment or resetting of the tachycardia by right ventricular pacing. The basis of the analysis is the subtraction of the tachycardia cycle length (TCL) from the postpacing interval (PPI) measured at the pacing site,(More)
We report a clinical case of a 22-year-old female referred to our institution due to palpitations and preexcitation. Her ECG suggested a right superior paraseptal accessory pathway (AP), which was localised during the electrophysiological study at the superior paraseptal region in close proximity to the His recordings. Reproducible orthodromic reciprocating(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice with growing prevalence in developed countries. Several medical and interventional therapies, such as atrial specific drugs and pulmonary vein isolation, have demonstrated prevention of recurrences. However, their suboptimal long-term success and significant(More)
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