Yu Makihara

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BACKGROUND Lead extraction using laser sheaths is performed mainly for cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infections. However, there are few reports concerning the management of CIED infections in Japan. METHODS AND RESULTS Lead extraction procedures were performed in 183 patients targeting 450 leads (atrial leads: 170, ventricular: 181,(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter ablation can reduce episodes of ventricular tachycardia (VT) after myocardial infarction (MI). However, the optimal endpoint of the ablation procedure remains unclear. METHODS Fifty-one consecutive patients who received catheter ablation for VT after MI were included. The procedures targeted the isthmus of all the induced, sustained(More)
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