Same ‐day discharge in selected patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation
ConclusionsSelective same ‐day discharge after AF ablation is safe and feasible using a streamlined peri‐procedural care protocol. Wider adoption can potentially reduce health‐care costs while improving patient experience.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stefano Bartoletti, Mandeep Mann, Akanksha Gupta, Abdul Muhaymin Khan, Ankita Sahni, Moutaz El ‐Kadri, Simon Modi, Johan Waktare, Saagar Mahida, Mark Hall, Richard Snowdon, Derick Todd, Dhiraj Gupta Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Response to right ventricular pacing maneuvers for the differential diagnosis of supraventricular tachycardia
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, EarlyView. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ahmed I. Elbatran Tags: LETTER TO EDITOR ‐ RESPONSE Source Type: research

NOACs versus VKAs during Watchman implantation in patients with atrial fibrillation: The end of an era
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, EarlyView. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jorge Romero, David F. Brice ño, Luigi Di Biase Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of transvenous lead extractions for non ‐infectious superfluous leads in a Japanese population: A single‐center experience
ConclusionsIn this Japanese single center experience, the removal of non ‐infectious superfluous leads with TLEs seemed to be a safe and effective therapeutic option.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Satoshi Higuchi, Morio Shoda, Satoshi Saito, Miwa Kanai, Shohei Kataoka, Kyoichiro Yazaki, Daigo Yagishita, Koichiro Ejima, Nobuhisa Hagiwara Tags: DEVICES Source Type: research

A comparison of postprocedural anticoagulation in high ‐risk patients undergoing WATCHMAN device implantation
ConclusionFor patients with AF at high risk of both thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events, NOACs as compared to Warfarin, seem to be safe and effective for short ‐term anticoagulation following LAAC with the WATCHMAN device. Further validation in large randomized controlled trials is required. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Joshua A. Cohen, E. Kevin Heist, Jennifer Galvin, Hang Lee, Matthew Johnson, Michael Fitzsimons, Kathryn Slattery, Brian Ghoshhajra, Rahul Sakhuja, Grace Ha, Margaux Forsch, Linsheng Shi, Jacqueline Danik, Jacob Dal ‐Bianco, Danita Sanborn Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

“A hiding in the lining: Irregular wide complex tachycardia due to atrial fibrillation in the Wolff Parkinson‐white syndrome”: Atrial fibrillation in the Wolff Parkinson‐white syndrome: The quest for the arrhythmogenic substrate continues
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Natasja MS Groot Tags: LETTER TO EDITOR ‐ RESPONSE Source Type: research

A hiding in the lining: Irregular wide complex tachycardia due to atrial fibrillation in Wolff ‐Parkinson White Syndrome
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ourania S. Kotsiou, Ioannis K. Xirogiannis Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

PR Prolongation Predicts inadequate resynchronization with biventricular pacing in left bundle branch block
Conclusions: PR prolongation predicts shorter survival free of heart transplantation or LVAD implantation in patients with LBBB. This may be due to inadequate ventricular resynchronization.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Brett D. Atwater, Kasper Emerek, Peter L. S ørensen, Steen M. Hansen, Zak Loring, Claus Graff, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Joseph Kisslo, Peter Søgaard, Daniel J. Friedman Tags: DEVICES Source Type: research

Epidemiology, etiology, and outcomes of out ‐of‐hospital cardiac arrest in young patients in lebanon
This study describes characteristics and outcomes of young OHCA victims in Beirut, LebanonMethodsThis retrospective observational study included young patients (
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Marwan M. Refaat, Karim Kozhaya, Farah Abou ‐Zeid, Farah Abdulhai, Kawthar Faour, Sara Catherine Mourani, Carine Abi‐Gerges, Rana Bachir, Umayya Musharrafieh, Mazen El Sayed Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Gender and age differences in Symptoms and Health ‐Related Quality of Life in patients with atrial fibrillation referred for catheter ablation
AbstractBackgroundPrimary indication for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is to reduce symptoms and improve health ‐related quality of life (HRQoL). There are data showing differences between the genders and between younger and older patients. To evaluate this we studied a large Scandinavian cohort of patients referred for catheter ablation of AF.MethodsConsecutive patients filled out the ASTA questionnaire, assessing symptoms, HRQoL and perception of arrhythmia, prior to ablation. Patients were recruited from four Swedish and one Danish tertiary centre.Results2493 patients (72% men) filled out the ASTA ques...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: U. Walfridsson, P. Steen Hansen, E. Charitakis, H. Almroth, A. J önsson, L.O. Karlsson, I. Liuba, R. Samo Ayou, D. Poci, F. Holmqvist, O. Kongstad, H. Walfridsson Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

The utility of the Florida Shock Anxiety Scale: What have we learned?
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, EarlyView. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Youssef Jalloul, Marwan M. Refaat Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

NOACs Vs. warfarin during watchman implantation in patients with atrial fibrillation: The end of an era
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jorge Romero, David F. Brice ño, Luigi Di Biase Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Empirical Cavo ‐tricuspid isthmus line during ablation of atrial fibrillation: Enough is enough!
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jorge Romero, Isabella Alviz, David F. Brice ño, Xiao‐Dong Zhang, Luigi Di Biase Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

A study to assess a novel automated electrocardiogram technology in screening for atrial fibrillation
ConclusionThe RhythmPad digital health device and its automated diagnostic report were highly accurate in detecting atrial fibrillation when compared to a standard 12 ‐lead electrocardiogram.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Muhammad I Sabar, Farhana Ara, Alice Henderson, Omar Ahmed, Christina Potter, Isaac John, Andrew RJ Mitchell, Rafael J. Y áñez‐Muñoz, Riyaz A Kaba Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Additional cavotricuspid isthmus block ablation may not improve the outcome of atrial fibrillation ablation
AbstractAims: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is an effective procedure for atrial fibrillation (AF). The role of additional cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) block ablation remains controversial in AF patients without atrial flutter (AFL). Therefore, this study aimed to explore the clinical outcome of additional CTI block ablation in patients without AFL.Methods: Between January 2013 and December 2017, a total of 139 patients who did not have documented AFL and who underwent catheter ablation for AF were recruited. Fifty ‐seven patients were classified in additional CTI block ablation group and 82 patients were classified in w...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wei ‐Chieh Lee, Hsiu‐Yu Fang, Huang‐Chung Chen, Yung‐Lung Chen, Tzu‐Hsien Tsai, Kuo‐Li Pan, Yu‐Sheng Lin, Mien‐Cheng Chen Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

A comparison of post ‐procedural anticoagulation in high‐risk patients undergoing WATCHMAN device implantation
ConclusionFor patients with Atrial Fibrillation at high risk of both thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events, NOACs as compared to Warfarin, are seem to be safe and effective for short ‐term anticoagulation following LAAC with the WATCHMAN Device. Further validation in large randomized controlled trials is required.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Joshua A. Cohen, E. Kevin Heist, Jennifer Galvin, Hang Lee, Matthew Johnson, Michael Fitzsimons, Kathryn Slattery, Brian Ghoshhajra, Rahul Sakhuja, Grace Ha, Margaux Forsch, Linsheng Shi, Jacqueline Danik, Jacob Dal ‐Bianco, Danita Sanborn Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

The utility of the Florida Shock Anxiety Scale (FSAS): What have we learned?
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Youssef Jalloul, Marwan M. Refaat Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Measuring ICD shock anxiety: Status update on the florida shock anxiety scale after over a decade of use
ConclusionsSince 2006, FSAS has been widely represented as a valid and reliable assessment tool for quantifying device ‐related anxiety in ICD recipients in diverse populations. Future directions for FSAS should explore its potential role in support of measurement‐based care.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Connor Tripp, Nichelle L. Huber, Emily A. Kuhl, Samuel F. Sears Tags: DEVICES Source Type: research

Systolic aortic root motion predicts response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
ConclusionsSARM predicts non ‐response to CRT and may help in the selection of CRT candidates.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Umut Celikyurt, Burak Acar, Siho Hidayet, İrem Karauzum, Kurtulus Karauzum, Ahmet Vural, Aysen Agacdiken Tags: DEVICES Source Type: research

Prolonged lead dwell time and lead burden predict bailout transfemoral lead extraction
AbstractBackgroundTransvenous lead extraction (TLE) may be performed by superior approach using the original implant vein or via a femoral approach, however, limited comparative data exists. We compare outcomes between femoral versus non ‐femoral TLE approaches and determine predictors of bailout transfemoral lead extraction in patients undergoing initial TLE via the original implant vein by a superior approach.MethodsAll consecutive TLEs between October 2000 and March 2018 were prospectively collected (n = 1052). Patients were dichotomized into femoral (n = 118) and non ‐femoral (n = 934) groups.ResultsDemographics we...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Justin Gould, Baldeep.S. Sidhu, Bradley Porter, Benjamin. J. Sieniewicz, Thomas Teall, Steven.E. Williams, Anoop Shetty, Paolo Bosco, Christopher Blauth, Jaswinder Gill, Christopher. A. Rinaldi Tags: DEVICES Source Type: research

A systematic review on recurrent cardioinhibitory vasovagal syncope: does pacing therapy break the fall?
Conclusion: It is unclear whether pacemaker therapy reduces syncopal burden in cardioinhibitory recurrent VVS. However, our results suggest effectiveness of CLS pacing mode.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gon çalo José Lopes da Cunha, Bruno Miguel Lopes Rocha, Rita Ventura Gomes, Beatriz Valente Silva, Gonçalo Mendes, Rui Morais, Inês Fornelos Araújo, Cândida Fonseca Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Factors predicting persistence of AV nodal block in post ‐TAVR patients following permanent pacemaker implantation
AbstractIntroductionA common complication of TAVR is development of conduction defects requiring pacemaker (PPM) implantation. These defects are not universally permanent.ObjectiveTo determine the incidence and predictors of persistent device dependency in patients with PPM implantation following TAVR with a self ‐expanding prosthesis.MethodsRecords of patients who underwent post ‐TAVR PPM implantation were reviewed. Patients with persistent complete AV block (AVBIII) one month post‐TAVR were compared to those regaining conduction.ResultsBetween September 2014 and March 2017, 485 patients underwent TAVR with a self ...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Joshua M. Lader, Chirag R. Barbhaiya, Kishore Subnani, David Park, Anthony Aizer, Douglas Holmes, Cezar Staniloae, Mathew R. Williams, Larry A. Chinitz Tags: DEVICES Source Type: research

Right ventricular pacing maneuvers for the differential diagnosis of supraventricular tachycardia
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ozlem Ozcan Celebi, Kevser Balc ı, Savas Celebi, Mehmet İleri, Sinan Aydogdu Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Pacemaker pocket infection: innovative conservative treatment in elderly patients with no signs of systemic infection
Conclusions: The two ‐stage surgical revision technique is feasible and safe. It may be considered for elderly patients who refused extraction and presented no signs of systemic infection or in some categories of patients. In case of failure of the procedure, subsequent treatment with complete extraction of the system would not be precluded.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Antonio Bisignani, Silvana Bonis, Luigi Mancuso, Gianluca Ceravolo, Giovanni Bisignani Tags: DEVICES Source Type: research

Response to Letter to the Editor
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ahmed Elbatran Tags: LETTER TO EDITOR ‐ RESPONSE Source Type: research

Interesting response of regular narrow QRS tachycardia to atrial overdrive pacing. What is the mechanism?
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, Narayanan Namboodiri, Debasish Das, Ajitkumar Valaparambil Tags: EP ROUNDS Source Type: research

Cardiovascular implantable electronic device infections due to enterococcal species: Clinical features, management, and outcomes
ConclusionsEnterococci caused 4.8% of CIED infections in our cohort. Based on the late onset after device placement or manipulation, most infections were likely hematogenous in origin. IE was the most common infection syndrome. Only 67% of patients underwent device removal. At 6 months follow ‐up, no CIED infection relapses had occurred, but overall mortality was 24%.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Timothy S. Oh, Katherine Le, Larry M. Baddour, M. Rizwan Sohail, Holenarasipur R. Vikram, Marta Hernandez ‐Meneses, Jose M. Miro, Jordan M. Prutkin, Arnold J. Greenspon, Roger G. Carrillo, Stephen B. Danik, Christoph K. Naber, Elisabeth Blan Tags: DEVICES Source Type: research

Prevention of ventricular fibrillation through de ‐networking of the purkinje system
ConclusionCatheter ablation of VF through „De‐Networking” of the Purkinje system in patients without overt arrhythmia substrate or trigger appears safe and effective and will require further study in a larger patient cohort.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Guram Imnadze, Thomas Zerm Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Inappropriate shock and percutaneous cardiac intervention: a lesson to learn in the cath lab
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Giuseppe Di Stolfo, Sandra Mastroianno, Raimondo Massaro, Carlo Vigna, Aldo Russo, Domenico Rosario Potenza Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Gender Variations in the management of supraventricular tachycardia: Time to act!
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, EarlyView. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yousef Darrat, Claude ‐Samy Elayi Tags: LETTER TO EDITOR ‐ RESPONSE Source Type: research

Dual ventricular response during atrial extrastimulus —What is the likely mechanism?
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, EarlyView. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Antonio Creta, Marco Bac à, Simon C. Sporton, Richard Ang Tags: EP ROUNDS Source Type: research

Diagnostic evaluation and arrhythmia mechanisms in survivors of unexplained cardiac arrest
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bishoy Deif, Jason D. Roberts Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Purkinje tissue modification and ventricular fibrillation
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Christopher V. DeSimone, Samuel J. Asirvatham Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation: focal patterns of activation
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Natasja MS Groot, Maurits A. Allessie Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

A paradoxical response to para ‐hisian pacing
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pramod Pawar, Joseph Theodore, Nagendra Thalor, Raja J. Selvaraj Tags: EP ROUNDS Source Type: research

Anterograde His bundle activation during right ventricular overdrive pacing in supraventricular tachycardia
ConclusionRV pacing manoeuvres, applied in isolation, can misclassify a significant proportion of SVTs. Identifying anterograde His bundle activation during entrainment can complement other discriminators in differential diagnosis of SVT, with greatest sensitivity in septal and right ‐sided accessory pathways.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ahmed I Elbatran, John K Zarif, Mazen Tawfik Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter ‐defibrillator in primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death: A meta‐analysis
ConclusionsS ‐ICD reduces electrodes/leads movement, electrodes/leads related complications and pneumothorax. Our study did not demonstrate a statistically significant difference in mortality, health‐related quality of life and infection rate between S‐ICD and TV‐ICD.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Beatriz Le ón Salas, María M. Trujillo‐Martín, Javier García García, Yolanda Ramallo Fariña, Antonio García Quintana, Raúl Quirós López, Pedro Serrano‐Aguilar Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

The relationship between red blood cell distribution width and atrial fibrillation in Asian population: a cross ‐sectional study
AbstractBackgroundRed blood cell distribution width (RDW) was related with increased risk of mortality and adverse cardiovascular outcomes. However, it is uncertain whether RDW is related to the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in Asian population. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between RDW and AF in a large Chinese population.MethodsWe performed a cross ‐sectional study to examine the relationship between RDW and AF among 106,998 subjects who were from the Tianjin Chronic Low‐grade Systemic Inflammation and Health (TCLSIH) Cohort Study. AF was diagnosed using electrocardiography, and RDW wa...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Huiping Li, Yeqing Gu, Mingyue Liu, Xiaona Wang, Vu Thi Quynh Chi, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Ge Meng, Zhanxin Yao, Hongmei Wu, Xue Bao, Shunming Zhang, Shubham Kumari, Shaomei Sun, Ming Zhou, Qiyu Jia, Kun Song, Yuntang Wu, Tong Liu, Kaijun N Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Improved accuracy and confidence with multiple ‐lead recordings from a single‐lead mobile electrocardiographic device
AbstractBackgroundMobile electrocardiograms (mECGs) utilizing smartphone applications are an emerging technology. Typically, a Lead I rhythm strip is recorded. However, interpretation can be difficult in patients with sinus rhythm and low amplitude P ‐waves (SR‐LAP) or atrial flutter (AFL). We hypothesized that patients could independently obtain multi‐lead tracings using a commercial mECG device, and that cardiologists who interpreted the multi‐lead tracings would make more accurate diagnoses and have more confidence in their interpreta tion compared to a single lead only.MethodsThirty sets of recordings were obta...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Daniel R. Frisch, Max Weiss, Sean J. Dikdan, Scott W. Keith, Kumar Sarkar Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Variations in the management of supraventricular tachycardia: Time to act!
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yousef Darrat, Claude ‐Samy Elayi Tags: LETTER TO EDITOR ‐ RESPONSE Source Type: research

Dual ventricular response during atrial extrastimulus – what is the likely mechanism?
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Antonio Creta, Marco Bac à, Simon C. Sporton, Richard Ang Tags: EP ROUNDS Source Type: research

Women with PSVT are more often misdiagnosed compared to men
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Per Insulander, Carina Carnl öf, Marie Iwarzon, Mats Jensen‐Urstad, Fredrik Gadler Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Improvement of abnormal systolic motion of the interventricular septum with cardiac resynchronization therapy
AbstractBackgroundThere is no consensus in the literature regarding what the responsible mechanism of left ventricular dyssynchrony is; septal dyskinesia or late movement of left ventricle (LV) lateral wall. We aim to evaluate the abnormal systolic motion in each myocardial segment and the improvement of LV systolic function with pulsed tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with left bundle branch block (LBBB).Methods26 patients undergoing CRT implantation with LBBB, wide QRS duration ( ≥120 ms), low ejection fraction (EF) (
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Belma Yaman, Hatice S Kemal, Yurdaer D önmez, Levent Cerit, Songül Usalp, Ümit Yüksek, Aziz Günsel, Hamza Duygu, Onur Akpınar Tags: DEVICES Source Type: research

Ventricular asystole in a CRT ‐D Device. What is the mechanism?
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pavan Reddy, Khuyen Do, Rahul Doshi, Jerold Shinbane, Tomas Konecny Tags: DEVICE ROUNDS Source Type: research

Association between the Charlson comorbidity index and outcomes after implantable cardioverter defibrillator generator replacement
AbstractBackgroundRecipients of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) generator replacement with multiple medical comorbidities may be at higher risk of adverse outcomes that attenuate the benefit of ICD replacement. The aim of this investigation was to study the association between the Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) and outcomes after ICD generator replacement.MethodsAll patients undergoing first ICD generator replacement at Mayo Clinic, Rochester and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston between 2001 and 2011 were identified. Outcomes included: (a) all ‐cause mortality, (b) appropriate ICD therapy, and ...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mustapha M. Amin, Chance M. Witt, Jonathan W. Waks, Ramila A. Mehta, Paul A. Friedman, Daniel B. Kramer, Alfred E. Buxton, Siva K. Mulpuru, David O. Hodge, Rebecca J. Frey, Nicolette K. Frederick, Yong ‐Mei Cha, Jorge Brenes‐Salazar, Mali Tags: DEVICES Source Type: research

Ergonomics in cryoballoon based catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ugur Canpolat Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Femoral extraction of transvenous leads and leadless pacemakers —A review of the data, tools, and procedural steps
AbstractExtraction of transvenous leads via the femoral route might be needed when extraction via the implant vein fails or when retained lead fragments exist. The skill set required for this procedure is unique as it relies on the ability to snare and the use of a variety of shelf tools. In this era of leadless pacing, this skill set might be called upon more frequently. In this article, we review the data, tools, and procedural steps of femoral lead extraction and retrieval/extraction of leadless pacemakers. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mikhael F. El ‐Chami, Faisal M. Merchant Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Comparison of standard vs modified “figure‐of‐eight” suture to achieve femoral venous hemostasis after cryoballoon based atrial fibrillation ablation
AbstractBackgroundImmediate hemostasis following removal of sheaths is essential to prevent access site complications after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Despite various precautions to achieve complete hemostasis in a safe and effective manner, no standard approach is present yet.ObjectiveWe aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of standard vs modified figure ‐of‐eight (sFoE vs mFoE) suture for immediate venous hemostasis after cryoballoon (CB) AF ablation.MethodsA total of 150 patients who underwent CB catheter ablation were sequentially allocated to either sFoE (n = 75) or mFoE (n = 75) suture to achieve imme...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hikmet Yorgun, U ğur Canpolat, Ahmet Hakan Ates, Metin Oksul, Yusuf Ziya Sener, Fatih Akkaya, Kudret Aytemir Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

The influence of cryoballoon manipulation on luminal esophageal temperature during ablation for atrial fibrillation
ConclusionsCB rotational maneuvers during ablation can prevent significant reduction in LET and may prevent esophageal injury during the procedure.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - July 31, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hongwu Chen, Qiang Liu, Michael Shehata, Wei Ma, Jing Xu, Jianing Cao, Eugenio Cingolani, Ashkan Ehdaie, Chenyang Jiang, Minglong Chen, Sumeet S. Chugh, Xunzhang Wang Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Non ‐vitamin k oral anticoagulants versus warfarin for left atrial appendage thrombus resolution in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation or flutter
AbstractBackgroundNon ‐vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have emerged as alternatives to vitamin K antagonists in select situations. For left atrial (LA) appendage thrombus in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) or flutter, guidelines recommend oral anticoagulation (OAC) for ≥3 weeks prior to reassessment. Data comparing NOACs to warfarin in this scenario are scarce.MethodsA retrospective study identified subjects with nonvalvular AF or flutter who were: 1) noted to have LA thrombus detected on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), 2) previously not receiving OAC; and 3) evaluated for resolution of LA thrombus ...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - July 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Aliza Hussain, William E. Katz, Michael V. Genuardi, Aditya Bhonsale, Sandeep K. Jain, Krishna Kancharla, Samir Saba, Alaa A. Shalaby, Andrew H. Voigt, Norman C. Wang Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research