The majority of embolisms associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) are from the left atrial appendage (LAA). To treat the existing thrombus, warfarin and novel anticoagulants have been used. However, there has been no clinical information regarding the difference of the effects of congealing the fibrinogenolysis system among these oral anticoagulants. Here,… (More)
BACKGROUND There are no criteria for selecting single- or dual-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in patients without a pacing indication. Recent reports showed no benefit of the dual-chamber system despite its preference in the United States. As data on ICD selection and respective outcomes in Japanese patients are scarce, we… (More)
Rhythm control therapy by sodium channel blockers is widely performed for the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Here, we present a case of acquired Brugada syndrome by pill-in-the-pocket treatment using pilsicainide. It is important that this therapy should be applied only after confirming the drug safety to the patients.