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Unsuccessful antitachycardia pacing: what is the mechanism?

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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February 2019

A dangerous and risky relationship; esophagus and left atrium.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Yüksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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February 2019

Response to the letter to the editor entitled ''A dangerous and risky relationship; esophagus and left atrium''.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Heart center, Japan Red Cross Yokohama City Bay Hospital, Yokohama City, Japan.

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February 2019

Editorial for "Declaration of the known facts in myopathy: Pacing in order to capture future occurrence of PVC-induced myopathy?"

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, 135-710, Republic of Korea.

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February 2019

There is no tailored approach for antibiotic prophylaxis after device implantation.

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Majid Haghjoo

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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February 2019

Mechano-electric abnormality of "myocardial-valvular syndrome": More than a leaflet prolapse.

Authors:
Ugur Canpolat

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Cardiology, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Unit, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

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February 2019

Tailored antibiotic prophylaxis in patients undergoing CIED implantation: One size does not fit all principle.

Authors:
Ugur Canpolat

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Hacettepe University, Department of Cardiology, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Unit, Ankara, Turkey.

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February 2019

First-in-human retrieval of chronically implanted Micra Transcatheter Pacing system.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Chair and Unit of Cardiology, University of Brescia, Spedali Civili Hospital, Brescia, Italy.

We report the first-in-human retrieval of a chronically implanted Micra Transcatheter Pacing system (TPS). A 41-year-old woman suffering from 3 degree atrioventricular block was successfully implanted with a TPS in the low septum of the right ventricle. After 29 months, due to an increased electrical threshold and 100% pacing percentage, the device showed low battery voltage. Read More

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February 2019

Reply: Mechano-electric abnormality of "myocardial-valvular syndrome": More than a leaflet prolapse.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

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February 2019
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Declaration of the known facts in myopathy: Pacing in order to capture future occurrence of PVC-induced myopathy?

Authors:
Ugur Canpolat

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Hacettepe University, Department of Cardiology, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Unit, Ankara, Turkey.

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February 2019

Shorter cryoballoon applications times do not effect efficacy and result in less phrenic nerve injury. Results of the randomized 123-study.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Medisch Spectrum Twente, Koningsplein 1, 7512, KZ Enschede, The Netherlands.

Background: The second generation cryoballoon significantly improves outcome of pulmonary vein (PV) isolation (PVI) but may cause more complications than the first generation. Currently no consensus regarding optimal cryoballoon application time exists. The 123-study aimed to assess the minimal cryoballoon application duration necessary to achieve PVI (primary endpoint) and the effect of application duration on prevention of phrenic nerve injury (PNI). Read More

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February 2019

Seat belts related behaviours in car drivers with cardiac implantable electronic devices.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 10. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Department of Cardiology, Centre for Heart Disease, 4th Military Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland.

Background: Seat belt use is the single most effective means of reducing fatal injuries in road traffic accidents. The presence of cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) might influence seat belt-related behaviours due to the physical proximity of the seat belt and left subclavian area in which the device is usually implanted. Understanding the underlying mechanisms of improper seat belt use may improve safety of these patients. Read More

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February 2019

Variations and angulation of the coronary sinus tributaries: Implications for left ventricular pacing.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 10. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

HEART-Heart Embryology and Anatomy Research Team, Department of Anatomy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland.

Background: Variations of the coronary sinus tributaries might result in difficulties in left ventricle electrode insertion during cardiac resynchronizing therapy. Morphometric features of tributaries, especially angulation of the coronary sinus tributaries, are crucial for coronary sinus procedures.

Methods: This study was carried out on 200 formaldehyde-fixed human hearts (22. Read More

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February 2019

Electroanatomic mapping-guided catheter ablation of atrial tachycardia in children with limited/zero fluoroscopy.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 10. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology/Electrophysiology, Istanbul Medipol University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: Atrial tachycardia (AT) is an uncommon cause of supraventricular tachycardia in children and it is often resistant to medical therapy. Catheter ablation can be curative in children with AT. However, experience of ablation of pediatric AT is still very limited. Read More

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February 2019
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Spontaneously alternating narrow-wide-narrow QRS complex tachycardias: What is the mechanism?

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 10. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Division of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 210029, China.

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February 2019

Medical misinformation: vet the message!

Authors:
Joseph A Hill

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Editor-in-Chief, Circulation.

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February 2019
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Behavior of leadless AV synchronous pacing during atrial arrhythmias and stability of the atrial signals over time-Results of the MARVEL Evolve subanalysis.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 27. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Introduction: The MARVEL study demonstrated at a single time point that accelerometer (ACC)-based atrial sensing improves atrioventricular (AV) synchrony (AVS) in patients with AV block and a Micra pacemaker (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA). The purpose of the MARVEL Evolve substudy was to assess the performance over time.

Methods: This prospective single-center study compared AVS and ACC signals at two visits ≥6 months apart. Read More

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January 2019
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Comparison of the Medtronic SelectSecure and conventional pacing leads: Long-term follow-up in a multicenter pediatric and congenital cohort.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Division of Biostatistics and Study Methodology, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC.

Introduction: The Medtronic SelectSecure™ (Minneapolis, MN, USA) pacing lead (SS) has theoretical advantages compared to conventional (C) transvenous pacing leads (PLs). The study purpose was to determine whether differences in electrical function and lead survival exist between these PLs in a large data set of pediatric and congenital patients.

Methods: A multicenter historical longitudinal cohort study was performed comparing SS and CPL performance over a 72-month follow-up (FU). Read More

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January 2019

Management and outcomes in MVP with ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) undergoing ablation and/or implantation of ICDs.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH, USA.

Background: While there is an association between isolated mitral valve prolapse (MVP) and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the baseline characteristics and outcomes of patients with isolated MVP who experience ventricular arrhythmias (VA) and then subsequently undergo catheter ablation and/or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation are unknown.

Methods: We performed a retrospective review of all patients at the Cleveland Clinic with isolated MVP between 1997-2016 who underwent VA catheter ablation or secondary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation.

Results: Of 617 screened patients, we identified 43 patients with isolated MVP and significant VA who underwent ICD placement (n = 13, 30%) or catheter ablation (n = 30, 70%). Read More

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January 2019
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Transient rise in His-lead threshold due to acute myocardial infarction.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Barts Heart Centre, West Smithfield, London, England.

An 85-year-old male was admitted to our center with a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. The patient had a dual-chamber pacemaker in situ with an atrial and His lead. A transient increase in His threshold and loss of nonselective capture occurred at the presentation of right coronary artery infarction, peaking during rotational atherectomy therapy causing loss of capture and complete atrioventricular block. Read More

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January 2019
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Cardiac resynchronization therapy with His bundle pacing.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 19. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Department of Electrocardiology, The John Paul II Hospital, Kraków, Poland.

Aims: A novel therapy offering cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with an additional lead placed in His bundle has been reported in a few case reports and case series as improving the hemodynamical and clinical condition of patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) in whom other therapeutic methods have not been successful.

Methods: Fourteen consecutive patients with permanent AF, heart failure (HF), bundle branch block (BBB) with QRS complex width >130 ms, and impaired left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) underwent implantation of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)/CRT systems with His bundle pacing (HBP). During the follow-up, we assessed the efficacy of ICD/CRT systems with HBP in HF treatment. Read More

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January 2019
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Failure to detect life-threatening arrhythmias in ICDs using single chamber detection criteria.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Department of Cardiology, Sint-Jan Hospital Bruges, Ruddershove 10, 8000, Bruges, Belgium.

Background: There are anecdotal reports of sudden death despite a functional ICD. We sought to describe scenarios leading to fatal or near fatal outcome due to inappropriately inhibited ICD therapy in devices programmed with single chamber detection criteria.

Methods: Programmed settings, episode lists and intracardiac electrograms from 24 patients with a life-threatening event (n = 12) or fatal outcome (n = 12) related to failed ventricular arrhythmia detection were used to clarify the underlying scenario. Read More

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January 2019
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Response to letter to the editor.

Authors:
Reginald T Ho

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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January 2019
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Prevention of cardiac implantable electronic device infections; an unresolved issue.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Department of Cardiology, Gaziantep University School of Medicine, 27310, Gaziantep, TURKEY.

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January 2019

Postprocedural antibiotic does not help prevent cardiac implantable electronic device infection.

Authors:
Majid Haghjoo

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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January 2019
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Long-term outcome and mode of recurrence following noninducibility during noninvasive programmed stimulation after ventricular tachycardia ablation.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Electrophysiology Section, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Background: Noninducibility of ventricular tachycardia (VT) at noninvasive programmed stimulation performed shortly following ablation (negative NIPS) predicts low risk of the medium-term recurrence. This study aimed to evaluate long-term rate and mode of recurrence following negative NIPS.

Methods: We extended follow-up on patients in whom no VT could be induced at NIPS following ablation between 2008 and 2010. Read More

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January 2019
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Leadless pacing. Going for the jugular.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Cardiology, Haga Teaching Hospital, Els Borst-Eilersplein 275, 2545AA, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Background: Leadless pacing is generally performed from a femoral approach. However, the femoral route is not always available. Until now, data regarding implantation using a jugular approach other than a single case report is lacking. Read More

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January 2019
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Effects of atrial electromechanical delay and ventriculoatrial conduction over the atrial functions in patients with frequent extrasystole and preserved ejection fraction.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Cardiology, Kartal Kosuyolu Heart Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: The deterioration of left atrial and ventricular functions was demonstrated in patients with frequent ventricular extrasystole (fVES). The exact pathophysiology of left atrial dysfunction in patients with fVES is unclear. Retrograde ventriculoatrial conduction (VAC) often accompanies fVES, which may contribute to atrial dysfunction. Read More

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January 2019
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Electrophysiological maneuvers for concealed nodofascicular or upper common pathways: Positive findings always work, but negative findings does not.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Cardiology, Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Health Sciences University, Ankara, Turkey.

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January 2019
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Atrial electromechanical delay assessment in early phase after catheter ablation for patients with atrial fibrillation.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

Background: Variation of atrial electromechanical delay (AED) in early phase after catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is lacking.

Methods: Fifty-five consecutive patients restored sinus rhythm after ablation was included. Echocardiography was performed at 4 h, 1 day, and 3 days after radiofrequency catheter ablation, and AED was measured simultaneously by echocardiography with pulse Doppler imaging and pulse wave tissue Doppler imaging. Read More

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January 2019
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Real-world experience with leadless cardiac pacing.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Background: Leadless cardiac pacing (LCP) has emerged as a new modality for permanent pacing. We sought to describe comparative outcomes between LCP and transvenous pacemakers.

Methods: Patients receiving LCP (Micra [Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA] and Nanostim [St. Read More

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January 2019
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Atrial fibrillation history impact on catheter ablation outcome. Findings from the ESC-EHRA Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Long-Term Registry.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 10. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Clinica Mediterranea, Napoli, Italy.

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) promotes atrial remodeling that in turn promotes AF perpetuation. The aim of our study is to investigate the impact of AF history length on 1-year outcome of AF catheter ablation in a cohort of patients enrolled in the Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Registry.

Methods: We described the real-life clinical epidemiology, therapeutic strategies, and the short- and mid-term outcomes of 1948 patients (71. Read More

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January 2019
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Interaction of cardiac implantable electronic device and patent foramen ovale in ischemic stroke: A case-only study.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

Background: Cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) leads are a nidus for right atrial thrombi. Right-to-left thromboembolism across a patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a putative mechanism for ischemic stroke and PFO has been associated with stroke. We used a novel unbiased case-only study design to assess the effect modification of PFO-associated ischemic stroke risk by presence of CIED. Read More

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January 2019
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WCD and clinical guideline compliance-Response to letter to the editor.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Departments of Psychology and Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

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January 2019
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Response to letter to the editor regarding ganglionated plexus ablation for neurally mediated syncope.

Authors:
Wenbo He

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Cardiology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

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January 2019
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Persistent VA dissociation during atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia: The existence of upper common pathway.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia.

The existence of the upper common pathways is not well-established yet. This case describes atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia with persistent ventriculoatrial dissociation that proof of upper common pathway existence. Read More

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January 2019

A report on the impact of remote monitoring in patients with S-ICD: Insights from a prospective registry.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

CHRU Lille, Institut Cœur-Poumon - Bd du Professeur Jules Leclercq - CHU Lille, F59037-Lille, France.

Introduction: Several clinical studies have demonstrated that remote monitoring (RM) offers potential benefits in transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). The potential interest of RM in subcutaneous-ICD (S-ICD) recipients has never been evaluated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the alert burden and its clinical relevance in a prospective cohort of S-ICD recipients. Read More

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January 2019
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Letter by Debruyne regarding article "Selective ablation of atrial ganglionated plexus attenuates vasovagal reflex in a canine model".

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Cardiology, Imeldaziekenhuis, Bonheiden, Belgium.

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January 2019

The ongoing mystery of the atrioventricular node.

Authors:
Reginald T Ho

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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January 2019
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Functional reclassification of variants of uncertain significance in the HCN4 gene identified in sudden unexpected death.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 4;42(2):275-282. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Departments of Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York.

The HCN4 gene encodes a subunit of the hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel, type 4 that is essential for the proper generation of pacemaker potentials in the sinoatrial node. The HCN4 gene is often present in targeted genetic testing panels for various cardiac conduction system disorders and there are several reports of HCN4 variants associated with conduction disorders. Here, we report the in vitro functional characterization of four rare variants of uncertain significance (VUS) in HCN4, identified through testing a cohort of 296 sudden unexpected natural deaths. Read More

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February 2019
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Postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis in the prevention of cardiac implantable electronic device infection.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 4;42(2):161-165. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: The aim of the present study was to determine whether postprocedural antibiotic reduces the risk of infection related to the cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantations.

Methods: The present investigation is a randomized, prospective, single-blinded controlled trial. All consecutive patients who presented for new CIED implantation, generator replacement, or upgrade were randomized into the following three groups: (A) no antibiotic, (B) intravenous (IV) antibiotic for 1 day, (C) 1 day IV plus 7 days oral antibiotic. Read More

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February 2019
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Sudden cardiac arrest and Brugada syndrome: The search is on for better risk stratification.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 4;42(2):265-266. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.

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February 2019

Side effects of the wearable defibrillator, not adverse, even useful.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2018 Dec 19. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Division of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Yuksek Ihtisas Heart-Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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December 2018

Prevalence of spontaneous type I ECG pattern, syncope, and other risk markers in sudden cardiac arrest survivors with Brugada syndrome.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 6;42(2):257-264. Epub 2019 Jan 6.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK.

Introduction: A spontaneous type I electrocardiogram (ECG) pattern and/or unheralded syncope are conventionally used as risk markers for primary prevention of sudden cardiac arrest/death (SCA/SCD) in Brugada syndrome (BrS). In this study, we determine the prevalence of conventional and newer markers of risk in those with and without previous aborted SCA events.

Methods: All patients with BrS were identified at our institute. Read More

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February 2019
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Utility of low-dose adenosine triphosphate sensitivity in slow-fast atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 8;42(2):267-274. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Cardiovascular Center, Tsuchiura Kyodo Hospital, Ibaraki, Japan.

Purpose: Low-dose adenosine triphosphate (LD-ATP) is useful for diagnosing ATP-sensitive atrial tachycardia. However, the clinical implications of the sensitivity of LD-ATP in atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) still remain unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the mechanism of LD-ATP sensitivity in slow-fast AVNRT. Read More

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February 2019

Left ventricular endocardial pacing in the real world: Five years of experience at a single center.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 14;42(2):153-160. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of Cardiology, Hospital Infanta Cristina, Badajoz, Spain.

Background: A left ventricular (LV) endocardial lead implant to achieve cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is feasible when a conventional implant failed due to anatomical or technical issues or when the venous implant was performed but the patient did not respond to the therapy.

Methods: Data about the implantation procedure (age, sex, clinical characteristics, anticoagulant use, and previous devices), patient characteristics (indication, technique used, lead model, complications), and follow-up (clinical and echocardiographic outcome, LV lead electrical measurements) were analyzed for all CRT systems implanted using LV endocardial lead, due to failed conventional implant or nonresponse, between April 2011 and November 2016.

Results: Thirty-five patients were implanted with an active fixation LV endocardial lead during the study period, without significant complications. Read More

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February 2019
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Unusual atrial activation recorded near the His bundle during supraventricular tachycardia: What is the mechanism?

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 27;42(2):289-292. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, Saitama, Japan.

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February 2019
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Vagus nerve stimulation reduces ventricular arrhythmias and increases ventricular electrical stability.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2019 Feb 2;42(2):247-256. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Medical Animal Model Research, Clinical Medical Research Institute, First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, China.

Background: Transcutaneous stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve (AB-VNS) is a potentially noninvasive, inexpensive, and safe approach for vagus nerve stimulation that suppresses the induction and duration of atrial fibrillation and reduces sympathetic nerve outflow in healthy humans. Researchers have not determined whether AB-VNS affects ventricular arrhythmias.

Objective: To evaluate the antiarrhythmic effects of noninvasive AB-VNS on ventricular arrhythmias induced by myocardial infarction (MI). Read More

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February 2019
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Laparoscopic repositioning of a dislocated pacemaker into the rectovesical pouch.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Cardiology, Heart Center Brandenburg, Bernau/Berlin, Germany.

Dislocation of the epicardial pacemaker into the peritoneal cavity is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication. We report a case of a 74 year old with an abdominally implanted epicardial pacemaker that migrated through the peritoneum to the excavatio rectovesicalis. The laparoscopic approach was chosen because of the increased risks of perioperative morbidity and decreased survival. Read More

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December 2018
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An indissoluble knot: An unexpected troubleshooting during Micra implantation.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti, Clinica di Cardiologia e Aritmologia, Ancona, Italy.

Micra is a transcatheter leadless pacing system delivered percutaneously through femoral vein access into the right ventricle. We are going to describe an initially standard procedure, with an unexpected troubleshooting at the end: the impossibility to release the device and retract the delivery due to a knot in the tether. Read More

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