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The knowledge of transitions between regular, laminar or chaotic behavior is essential to understand the underlying mechanisms behind complex systems. While several linear approaches are often insufficient to describe such processes, there are several nonlinear methods which however require rather long time observations. To overcome these difficulties, we(More)
Ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT-VF) as fatal cardiac arrhythmias are the main factors triggering sudden cardiac death. The objective of this study is to find early signs of sustained VT-VF in patients with an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). These devices are able to safeguard patients by returning their hearts to a normal rhythm via(More)
The knowledge of transitions between regular, laminar or chaotic behaviors is essential to understand the underlying mechanisms behind complex systems. While several linear approaches are often insufficient to describe such processes, there are several nonlinear methods that, however, require rather long time observations. To overcome these difficulties, we(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of silent cerebral lesions (SCL) after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is highly variable, depending on the technology used. Recently, an increased risk for SCL has been described for a novel, nonirrigated ablation tool using multielectrode phased radiofrequency (PVAC). The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the(More)
Schlü sselwörter Herzfrequenzvariabilität – Blutdruckvariabilität – Baroreflex – nichtlineare Kopplung – nichtlineare Dynamik – implantierbarer Defibrillator Summary The main intention of this contribution is to discuss different nonlinear approaches to heart rate and blood pressure variability analysis for a better understanding of the cardiovascular(More)
New methods for the analysis of arrhythmias and their hemodynamic consequences have been applied in risk stratification, particularly to patients after myocardial infarction. This study investigates the suitability of shortterm heart rate turbulence (HRT) in comparison to heart rate and blood pressure variability as well as baroreceptor sensitivity analyses(More)
INTRODUCTION The Hansen Robotic system has been utilized in ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, because of the lack of tactile feedback and the rigidity of the robotic sheath, this approach could result in higher risk of complications. This worldwide survey reports a multicenter experience on the methodology, efficacy, and safety of(More)
INTRODUCTION Recently, results describing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) on patients using a robotic navigation system (RNS) in a high-volume center specialized in pulmonary vein isolation were published. The main purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the learning curve of new users of RNS in a community hospital and to address the effectivity(More)
OBJECTIVES Ventricular tachycardia (VT) provoking sudden cardiac death (SCD) are a major cause of mortality in the developed countries. The most efficient therapy for SCD prevention are implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). In this study heart rate variability (HRV) measures were analyzed for short-term forecasting of VT in order to improve VT(More)
Unlike the standard quarterly or semi-annual direct ambulatory device interrogations procedures, state-of-the-art implantable electronic cardiovascular devices (IECD) enable their wireless remote interrogation and monitoring, and automatically send reports and special alerts on a daily basis. This allows physicians to respond more proactively to changes in(More)