Siva K. Mulpuru

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Hoarseness associated with mitral stenosis was initially described by Ortner. Several cardiopulmonary conditions were associated with left recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy over the last 100 years; thus, the syndrome is termed as cardiovocal syndrome or Ortner's syndrome. This study aimed to classify the various predisposing conditions and to explain the(More)
Adenosine infusion during atrial fibrillation ablation is often used to evaluate for dormant pulmonary vein (PV) conduction. Several physiologic effects of adenosine may be seen during infusion, including atrioventricular (AV) block, hypotension, sinus tachycardia (as a reflex mechanism), and sinus bradycardia. However, hypotension and sinus tachycardia may(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is the major cause of morbidity and mortality related to atrial fibrillation (AF). Catheter ablation for AF is effective in reducing AF burden, but its impact on long-term stroke risk is unknown. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the periprocedural and long-term stroke risk after catheter ablation or cardioversion for AF. METHODS This(More)
BACKGROUND Repaired congenital heart disease (rCHD) is strongly associated with ventricular tachycardia (VT) as an important late cause of morbidity and mortality. Ventricular reentry most commonly includes anatomic isthmuses created during the repair procedures. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to analyze the long-term outcomes of catheter(More)
Right ventricular apical pacing is associated with an increased incidence of heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and overall mortality. As a result, pacing the ventricles in a manner that closely mimics normal AV conduction with an intact His-Purkinje system has been explored. Recently, the sustainable benefits of selective His-bundle stimulation have been(More)
Advances in cardiac surgery toward the mid-20th century created a need for an artificial means of stimulating the heart muscle. Initially developed as large external devices, technological advances resulted in miniaturization of electronic circuitry and eventually the development of totally implantable devices. These advances continue to date, with the(More)
BACKGROUND Prior cardiac surgery, especially the presence of coronary artery bypass grafts, is thought to preclude percutaneous epicardial access (EpiAcc) and, therefore, mapping and ablation. We evaluated the feasibility and safety of EpiAcc in patients with a prior cardiac operation. METHODS AND RESULTS We retrospectively analyzed all patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Transvenous lead removal (TLR) has made significant progress with respect to innovation, efficacy, and safety. However, limited data exist regarding trends in use and adverse outcomes outside the centers of considerable experience for TLR. The aim of our study was to examine use patterns, frequency of adverse events, and influence of hospital(More)