Wojciech Zareba

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BACKGROUND Patients with reduced left ventricular function after myocardial infarction are at risk for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. This randomized trial was designed to evaluate the effect of an implantable defibrillator on survival in such patients. METHODS Over the course of four years, we enrolled 1232 patients with a prior myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND In 1994, an International Task Force proposed criteria for the clinical diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) that facilitated recognition and interpretation of the frequently nonspecific clinical features of ARVC/D. This enabled confirmatory clinical diagnosis in index cases through exclusion of(More)
BACKGROUND This trial was designed to determine whether cardiac-resynchronization therapy (CRT) with biventricular pacing would reduce the risk of death or heart-failure events in patients with mild cardiac symptoms, a reduced ejection fraction, and a wide QRS complex. METHODS During a 4.5-year period, we enrolled and followed 1820 patients with ischemic(More)
BACKGROUND The congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS) is caused by mutations on several genes, all of which encode cardiac ion channels. The progressive understanding of the electrophysiological consequences of these mutations opens unforeseen possibilities for genotype-phenotype correlation studies. Preliminary observations suggested that the conditions(More)
This consensus statement has been compiled on behalf of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrophysiology. It reviews the topic of heart rate turbulence (HRT) and concentrates on technologies for measurement, physiologic background and interpretation, and clinical use of HRT. It also lists suggestions for future research. The phenomenon(More)
BACKGROUND The congenital long-QT syndrome, caused by mutations in cardiac potassium-channel genes (KVLQT1 at the LQT1 locus and HERG at the LQT2 locus) and the sodium-channel gene (SCN5A at the LQT3 locus), has distinct repolarization patterns on electrocardiography, but it is not known whether the genotype influences the clinical course of the disease. (More)
Barbara J. Drew, RN, PhD, FAHA, Chair; Michael J. Ackerman, MD, PhD, FACC; Marjorie Funk, RN, PhD, FAHA; W. Brian Gibler, MD, FAHA; Paul Kligfield, MD, FAHA, FACC; Venu Menon, MD, FAHA, FACC; George J. Philippides, MD, FAHA, FACC; Dan M. Roden, MD, FAHA, FACC; Wojciech Zareba, MD, PhD, FACC; on behalf of the American Heart Association Acute Cardiac Care(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors conducted an investigation of the association between air pollution and arrhythmia. METHODS A prospective panel study (October 2000-April 2001) was conducted in Erfurt, Germany. Fifty-seven men with coronary heart disease were subjected to six 24-hour electrocardiogram recordings. Runs of supraventricular and ventricular tachycardia(More)
BACKGROUND The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is highly effective in reducing mortality among patients at risk for fatal arrhythmias, but inappropriate ICD activations are frequent, with potential adverse effects. METHODS We randomly assigned 1500 patients with a primary-prevention indication to receive an ICD with one of three programming(More)
Ambient particulate air pollution has been associated with altered cardiac function and systemic inflammation. We reported repolarization changes and variations in markers of inflammation in association with ambient particulate exposure in a panel of male coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. The objective of this analysis was to identify the specific(More)