Rajiv Mahajan

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Obesity is a global pandemic with a huge burden on the healthcare system. Obesity is not only linked to the development of risk factors for atherosclerotic vascular disease but also has a strong association with ventricular hypertrophy, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and stroke. Recent experimental and clinical studies have demonstrated that obesity is(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is associated with atrial fibrillation (AF); however, the mechanisms by which it induces AF are unknown. OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of progressive weight gain on the substrate for AF. METHODS Thirty sheep were studied at baseline, 4 months, and 8 months, following a high-calorie diet. Ten sheep were sampled at each time point for(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity and atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently coexist. Weight loss reduces the burden of AF, but whether this is sustained, has a dose effect, or is influenced by weight fluctuation is unknown. OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the long-term impact of weight loss and weight fluctuation on rhythm control in obese individuals with AF. (More)
BACKGROUND Obesity begets atrial fibrillation (AF). Although cardiorespiratory fitness is protective against incident AF in obese individuals, its effect on AF recurrence or the benefit of cardiorespiratory fitness gain is unknown. OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the role of cardiorespiratory fitness and the incremental benefit of(More)
Monitoring of adverse drug reactions of a drug is a continuous process and runs through-out the life of a drug. Many rare adverse effects of a drug are documented after years of use; when a single case (signal generation) is reported leading subsequently to reporting of more cases. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 (vit B(12)) is a known sequel of prolonged(More)
BACKGROUND The pivot is critical to rotors postulated to maintain atrial fibrillation (AF). We reasoned that wavefronts circling the pivot should broaden the amplitude distribution of bipolar electrograms because of directional information encoded in these signals. We aimed to determine whether Shannon entropy (ShEn), a measure of signal amplitude(More)
Delirium tremens is recognized as a potentially fatal and debilitating complication of alcohol withdrawal. Use of sedatives, particularly benzodiazepines, is the cornerstone of therapy for delirium tremens. But sometimes, very heavy doses of benzodiazepines are required to control delirious symptoms. We are reporting one such case of delirium tremens, which(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term outcome of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation demonstrates attrition. This outcome may be due to failure to attenuate the progressive substrate promoted by cardiovascular risk factors. OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of risk factor and weight management on AF ablation outcomes. METHODS Of 281(More)
CONTEXT The left atrial appendage (LAA) has been suggested to be the dominant location of thrombus in atrial fibrillation (AF) and has led to the development of LAA occlusion as a therapeutic modality to reduce stroke risk. However, the patient populations that would benefit most from this therapy are not well defined. OBJECTIVE A systematic review was(More)