Robotic Mitral Valve Surgey Combined with Left Atrial Reduction and Ablation Procedures

Conclusion: Left atrial reduction and radiofrequency ablation concomitant with robotically assisted mi nimally invasive mitral valve surgery can be performed safely and effectively to eliminate AF and prevent recurrence.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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ConclusionsCryoablation of AF resulted in cost savings compared with the current scenario (RF ablation guided by electroanatomic mapping). When alternative technologies were considered, cryoablation was more expensive than RF ablation with a nonirrigated catheter, but it also resulted in savings compared with RF ablation guided by intracardiac echocardiography. Overall, cryoablation of AF may reduce expenditures in the Brazilian public health system.
Source: Value in Health Regional Issues - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Source: Clinical Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Clinical Epidemiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Seleman Reza Bsc, Natalia Pinilla, Emilie P. Belley-Côté, Kevin J. Um, Serena Sibilio, Madhu K. Natarajan, Richard P. WhitlockAbstractOptimal post-procedural antithrombotic regimen is uncertain after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We developed an online questionnaire on post-TAVR antithrombotic management. After research ethics board approval, we distributed the survey to TAVR implanters across Canada. A total of 24 TAVR implanters from 17 centres responded to the survey for a response rate of 75%....
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Guillaume Beinse, Delphine Reitter, Lauriane Segaux, Muriel Carvahlo-Verlinde, Benoit Rousseau, Christophe Tournigand, Tristan Cudennec, Marie Laurent, Pascaline Boudou-Rouquette, Elena Paillaud, Florence Canouï-Poitrine, Philippe Caillet, for the ELCAPA Study GroupAbstractBackgroundBecause of comorbidities and polypharmacy, older patients with cancer have a greater risk of iatrogenic events. We aimed to characterize potential drug-drug interactions (PDIs) and the risk of unplanned hospitalization in older patients with ca...
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We present a case of Giant left atrium with massive calcification in a female patient who had a history of rheumatic heart disease, severe mitral stenosis, permanent atrial fibrillation, and cerebral infarctions.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsAtrial fibrillation, but not atrial flutter, was associated with reduced survival in our repaired TOF cohort. Further studies are required to determine if more aggressive antiarrhythmic therapy will improve survival in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study highlights that monitoring and assessing patients’ symptoms is vital for improving HRQoL in patients with AF. Disease-specific and cross-culturally validated tools can allow healthcare professionals to provide tailored interventions for patients with AF.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
This study evaluated the utility of the synthesized 18-lead ECG to differentiate atrial arrhythmias originating from 3 adjacent structures. Synthesized 18-lead ECGs were obtained during SVC-, RSPV-, and RIPV-pacing in 20 patients with lone paroxysmal atrial fibrillation to develop an algorithm. The P-wave morphologies were classified into 4 patterns: positive, negative, biphasic, and isoelectric. Subsequently, the algorithm ’s accuracy was validated prospectively in another 40 patients. In retrospective analyses, isoelectric P-waves in synthesized V7 distinguished RIPV-pacing from the others (sensitivity =&thi...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions and ImplicationsWe have shown that the pharmacometabonomics technique was able to differentiate between unstable and stable INR with good accuracy. NMR-based pharmacometabonomics has the potential to identify novel biomarkers in plasma, which can be useful in individualizing treatment and controlling warfarin side effects, thus, minimizing undesirable effects in the future.
Source: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 3Author(s): Bin Wang, Li Zhang, Wei Sun, Lin He, Xinfang Wang, Qing Lv, Yuman Li, Mingxing XieIn the local anesthesia state, left atrial appendage closure cannot be accomplished under the real-time guidance of conventional transesophageal echocardiography because it induces significant discomfort for the patient. Transnasal transesophageal echocardiography can be well-tolerated by patients without general anesthesia for a prolonged examination time and can acquire excellent images. This case report describes the initially successful p...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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