Unusual right bundle branch origin ventricular arrhythmias: Electro ‐anatomical insights for successful catheter ablation
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ashkan Ehdaie, Fangzhou Liu, Ali Namazi, Eugenio Cingolani, Sumeet S. Chugh, Michael Shehata, Xunzhang Wang Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Detecting supraventricular tachycardia with smartwatches facilitates the decision for catheter ablation: A case series
In conclusion, in patients with recurrent symptomatic tachycardia and a smartwatch-detected SVT, an electrophysiological study is indicated rather than to wait for a standard ECG for clinical decision. This approach might prevent the delay for successful treatment.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shang ‐Ju Wu, Cheng‐Hung Li, Jiunn‐Cherng Lin, Chi‐Jen Weng, Wei‐Wen Lin, Yu‐Cheng Hsieh Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Prevalence of gastric hypomotility after additional cryoballoon ablation of the left atrial roof
This study included 54 patients with non-paroxysmal AF who underwent CBA for pulmonary vein isolation and of the LA roof line. GH was defined according to the results of esophagogastroscopy performed 2 days after ablation. GH was observed in 10 patients. There were significant differences in LA diameter (LAD), right inferior pulmonary vein (RIPV) diameter, and the height of the LA roof from the point where the LA posterior wall and esophagus make contact between patients with (GH+) and without GH (GH –) (LAD: 41.0 [36.3–41.8] mm vs. 46.5 [42.8–50.0] mm, p
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Takatoshi Shigeta, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Atsuhito Oda, Shinichi Tachibana, Tatsuhiko Hirao, Rena Nakamura, Hiroshi Yoshida, Kaoru Okishige, Masahiko Goya, Tetsuo Sasano Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Regularly irregular atrial rhythm after superior vena cava isolation: Another manifestation of sinoatrial node injury?
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Takashi Nakashima, Masaru Nagase, Taro Shibahara, Daiju Ono, Takehiro Yamada, Gen Tanabe, Keita Suzuki, Makoto Yamaura, Takahisa Ido, Shigekiyo Takahashi, Takuma Aoyama Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Improvement of electrical synchrony in cardiac resynchronization therapy using dynamic atrioventricular delay programming and multipoint pacing
This study examines the acute effect of SyncAV and MPP on electrical synchrony in patients with newly and chronically implanted CRT devices.MethodsPatients with SyncAV and MPP enabled devices were prospectively enrolled during implant or scheduled follow-up. Blinded 12-lead electrocardiographic acute measurements of QRS duration (QRSd) were performed for intrinsic QRSd (Intrinsic), bi-ventricular pacing (BiV), MPP, BiV with SyncAV at default offset 50  ms (BiVSyncAVdef), BiV with SyncAV at patient-specific optimised offset (BiVSyncAVopt), MPP with SyncAV at default offset 50  ms (MPPSyncAVdef), and MPP with SyncA...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fabian Schiedat, Dejan Mijic, Zana Karosiene, Harilaos Bogossian, Markus Zarse, Bernd Lemke, Christoph Hanefeld, Andreas M ügge, Axel Kloppe Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Generic icd programming and outcomes
AbstractIntroductionGeneric ICD programming, where shock-reduction programming is extrapolated from trials of one manufacturer to another, may reduce non-essential ICD therapies beyond that seen in randomised trials. However, the benefits and risks are unknown. The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to evaluate the impact of a standardised programming protocol, based on generic programming, across manufacturers.MethodsWe included all new ICDs in a single centre (2009-2019). In 2013 a standardised programming protocol based on generic programming was introduced, incorporating high detection rates (200 bpm for pr...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Parisha Khan, Nishat Jahagirdar, Micaela Laybourn, Idris Harding, Antonio Cannat à, Daniel I Bromage, Husain Shabeeh, Peter Kabunga, Edward Petzer, Francis Murgatroyd, Paul A Scott Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Thromboembolic and bleeding risks in edoxaban patients with pacemaker and cardiac monitoring procedures: Outcomes of the Global EMIT program
CONCLUSION/RELEVANCEThe periprocedural complication risk for edoxaban treated patients undergoing pacemaker or invasive cardiac monitoring implantation was low. This population of patients was well managed in routine practice.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 18, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Martin Unverdorben, Christian Heymann, Amparao Santamaria, Manish Saxena, Thomas Vanassche, Robert Wilkins, James Jin, Cathy Chen, Paolo Colonna Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Characteristics and proposed mechanisms of QRS morphology observed during the left bundle branch pacing procedure
This study aimed to evaluate these characteristics and infer the mechanism underlying each QRS morphology.MethodsIn 19 patients who met the strict criteria for LBB capture, we classified the QRS morphologies observed during the LBBP procedure into 7 patterns, the first 5 of which were determined by the depth of penetration: right ventricular septal pacing (RVSP), intraventricular septal pacing (IVSP1 and IVSP2), endocardial side of left ventricular septal pacing (LVSeP), nonselective LBBP (NS-LBBP), selective LBBP (S-LBBP), and NS-LBBP with anodal capture. The parameters of the QRS morphologies in these 7 patterns were eva...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 18, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kenji Shimeno, Shota Tamura, Kenichi Nakatsuji, Yusuke Hayashi, Yukio Abe, Takahiko Naruko Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Comparison between same ‐day discharge and overnight stay after atrial fibrillation ablation: systematic review and meta‐analysis
Conclusion: Our study suggested that SDD had similar complication rates, both total cumulative and immediate outcomes, compared to overnight stay in selected patients following AF ablation. Nevertheless, randomized control trials are warranted to validate the findings.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 17, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Narut Prasitlumkum, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Ronpichai Chokesuwattanaskul, Jakrin Kewcharoen, Nithi Tokavanich, Leenhapong Navaravong, Krit Jongnarangsin Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

The clinical utility of procainamide ‐induced late potentials on the signal averaged ECG
AbstractBackgroundLate potentials (LPs) identified on the signal averaged electrocardiogram (SAECG) are a marker for an increased risk of arrhythmias in Brugada syndrome (BrS). Procainamide is a sodium channel blocker used to diagnose BrS. The effects of Procainamide on the SAECG in those with BrS and the significance of Procainamide-induced LPs are unknown.MethodsProcainamide provocation was performed for suspected BrS with 12-lead and SAECG pre- and post- infusion. Filtered QRS duration (fQRSd), duration of low amplitude signals
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Charles Michael Pearman, Jagdeep Walia, Wael Alqarawi, Jacob Moesgaard Larsen, Emma Leach, Andrew D. Krahn, Zachary Laksman Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Cor Triatriatum Sinister; Case Series and Review of Literature
Conclusion: The incidence of hemodynamically insignificant CTS in patients undergoing CA for AF is very low, but does not serve as a significant barrier to successful ablation as long as directed access to the superoposterior chamber is obtained.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ahmadreza Karimianpour, Amanda W. Cai, Frank A. Cuoco, J. Lacy Sturdivant, Sheldon E. Litwin, J. Marcus Wharton Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Conduction Abnormalities and Role of Cardiac Pacing in Cardiac Amyloidosis: A Systematic Review
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rabah Alreshq, Derin Tugal, Omar Siddiqi, Frederick Ruberg Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Systemic immune ‐inflammation index as a tool for predicting the need for a permanent pacemaker in patients with drug‐induced atrioventricular block
ConclusionApproximately 2/3 of drug-induced high-degree AVBs are irreversible. SII is an easily available and cheap inflammatory biomarker that can be used to predict irreversible AVB.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Oktay Şenöz, Ahmet Erseçgin Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

The importance of sustained junctional tachycardia following cessation of radiofrequency current delivery in slow pathway ablation
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Alireza Malekrah, Nader Asgary, Alireza Fattahian, Bahamin Amirabadi Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Predictors of shoulder limitations and disability in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices: Importance of device size
ConclusionsReduced device sizes with advancing technology can decrease shoulder functional limitations and disability after implantation. Health-care professionals should not neglect shoulder evaluations during the pre- and postimplantation periods.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Muharrem Said Cosgun, Cansu Cosgun Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

New ‐onset atrial fibrillation in the medical intensive care unit: Catch me if you can
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Maria E. Vadakken, Emilie P. Belley ‐Cote, William F. McIntyre Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Independent factors of low radiation dose during atrial fibrillation ablation with cryoballoon or radiofrequency: Results from the “Go for zero fluoroscopy” registry
AbstractAimsAtrial fibrillation (AF) catheter ablation is a common procedure requiring in most cases the use of fluoroscopy. We aimed to evaluate the factors associated with a lower dose of fluoroscopy used during AF ablation with cryoballoon or radiofrequency.MethodsIn this prospective European registry, centers were requested to provide procedural characteristics of consecutive AF ablation cases. Lower doses of fluoroscopy were defined as those with dose-area-product (DAP) under the median dose used in the radiofrequency and the cryoballoon ablation groups.ResultsA total of 638 AF ablation procedures were collected (n &n...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Matthieu Gras, Rodrigue Garcia, Victor Waldmann, Vincent Berg ère, David Duncker, Tom De Potter, Lukas Fiedler, Francisco Moscoso Costa, Bor Antolič, Jedrzej Kosiuk Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Early rhythm ‐control ablation therapy to prevent atrial fibrillation recurrences: Insights from the CHARISMA Registry
ConclusionsAn early rhythm-control ablation therapy in the absence of common risk factors was associated with the lowest rate of recurrences.Clinical Trial RegistrationCatheter Ablation of Arrhythmias with a High-Density Mapping System in Real-World Practice (CHARISMA). URL:http://clinicaltrials.gov/ Identifier: NCT03793998.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Francesco Solimene, Mario Giannotti Santoro, Giuseppe Stabile, Maurizio Malacrida, Antonio De Simone, Claudio Pandozi, Gemma Pelargonio, Pietro Rossi, Alberto Battaglia, Domenico Pecora, Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Giulio Zucchelli, Camilla Stocco Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Predictive value of the cardio ‐ankle vascular index for recurrence of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation
AbstractBackground: The predictive value of the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) for estimating the efficacy outcome of catheter ablation (CA) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients is unclear. We aimed to examine the predictive performance of the CAVI for recurrences of atrial arrhythmias after CA.Methods: We enrolled a total of 193 patients with AF (paroxysmal 126 and non-paroxysmal 67) who underwent initial CA procedures at our institute, and CAVI measurements were conducted between January 2016 and March 2017. We evaluated recurrences of atrial arrhythmias after the first CA procedure as a clinical outcome. The CAVI va...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - October 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Masaya Shinohara, Tadashi Fujino, Ryo Wada, Kensuke Yano, Katsuya Akitsu, Hideki Koike, Toshio Kinoshita, Takanori Ikeda Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

New Onset Atrial Fibrillation in the ICU: An Unexplored Future of Anticoagulation
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ryan Brunetti, Edan Zitelny, Prashant D Bhave Tags: LETTER TO EDITOR ‐ RESPONSE Source Type: research

New ‐onset AF in the Medical Intensive Care Unit: Catch me if you can
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Maria E Vadakken, Emilie P Belley ‐Cote, William F McIntyre Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Improvement of electrical synchrony in CRT using dynamic atrioventricular delay programming and multipoint pacing
This study examines the acute effect of SyncAV and MPP on electrical synchrony in patients with newly and chronically implanted CRT devices.Methods: Patients with SyncAV and MPP enabled devices were prospectively enrolled during implant or scheduled follow-up. Blinded 12-lead electrocardiographic acute measurements of QRS duration (QRSd) were performed for intrinsic QRSd (Intrinsic), bi-ventricular pacing (BiV), MPP, BiV with SyncAV at default offset 50ms (BiVSyncAVdef), BiV with SyncAV at patient-specific optimised offset (BiVSyncAVopt), MPP with SyncAV at default offset 50ms (MPPSyncAVdef), and MPP with SyncAV at patient...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fabian Schiedat, Dejan Mijic, Zana Karosiene, Harilaos Bogossian, Markus Zarse, Bernd Lemke, Christoph Hanefeld, Andreas M ügge, Axel Kloppe Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Comparative outcomes of Riata and Fidelis lead management strategies: Results from the NCDR ‐ICD Registry
AbstractBackgroundThe Medtronic Sprint Fidelis ® and Abbott Riata®/Riata ST® leads are at risk of failure and are subject to FDA recall. Comparative risks of various lead management strategies during elective generator change in a multi-center population are unknown. We aim to describe patients with functional, recalled ICD leads undergoing e lective generator replacement and report outcomes according to lead management strategies.MethodsUsing data from the NCDR ICD Registry, patients with a functioning Riata ® or Fidelis® lead undergoing generator replacement are described according to lead management:...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Emily P. Zeitler, Yongfei Wang, Sean D. Pokorney, Jeptha Curtis, Jordan M. Prutkin Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Independent factors of low radiation dose during AF ablation with cryoballoon or radiofrequency: Results from the “Go for zero fluoroscopy” registry
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Matthieu Gras, Rodrigue Garcia, Victor Waldmann, Vincent Bergere, David Duncker, Tom DE POTTER, Lukas Fiedler, Francisco Moscoso Costa, Bor Antolic, Jedrzej Kosiuk Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Same ‐day discharge after implantation of cardiac implantable electronic devices: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
ConclusionsOur meta-analysis suggested that SDD after cardiac device implantations might be a safe and feasible alternative to HO without differences in procedure-related complications, readmission rates, or mortality rates.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Angkawipa Trongtorsak, Jakrin Kewcharoen, Sittinun Thangjui, Pitchaya Worapongsatitaya, Ratdanai Yodsuwan, Leenhapong Navaravong Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Beneficial effects of atrial fibrillation ablation in patients with angina pectoris and coronary sinus reducer
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Moneeb Khalaph, Leonard Bergau, Maria Vanezi, Tanja K. Rudolph, Philipp Sommer, Christian Sohns Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Significantly less inappropriate shocks in ischemic patients compared to non ‐ischemic patients: The S‐ICD experience of a high volume single‐center
ConclusionIn this real-world prospective registry we analyzed S-ICD performance in the more traditional ICD patient. Patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy had significantly less inappropriate therapy compared to patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy and appear to be appropriate patients for this type of device. (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Erik Oosterwerff, Ahmet Adiyaman, Arif Elvan, Abdul Ghani, Lennaert Hoek, Karel Breeman, Jaap Jan Smit, Anand Ramdat Misier, Peter Paul Delnoy Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Safety and feasibility of implanting a transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (TV ‐ICD) in the left Axilla
Conclusion: TV-ICD implantations in the left axilla were performed safely without increasing the operation time as compared to the conventional ICD implantation site. ICD implantations in the left axilla are an alternative in those not suitable for implanting TV-ICDs in the conventional implantation site.(250 words)This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yoshinari Enomoto, Mahito Noro, Yasutake Toyoda, Rina Ishii, Masako Asami, Takahito Takagi, Naohiko Sahara, Hikari Hashimoto, Shingo Kujime, Keijiro Nakamura, Hidehiko Hara, Masao Moroi, Kaoru Sugi, Masato Nakamura Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Optimization of pacemaker pocket —Revisiting the fundamentals
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lan Su, Weijian Huang Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Development and piloting of four decision aids for implantable cardioverter ‐defibrillators in different media formats
Conclusions: Participants felt the DAs provided helpful, balanced information that they would recommend to other patients. Further exploration of this larger context of DA use and strategies to promote independent use related to electrophysiology visits are needed.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bryan C. Wallace, Jacqueline Jones, Frederick A. Masoudi, Carolyn T. Nowels, Paul Varosy, Richard Thomson, Glyn Elwyn, Angela G. Brega, Travis Vermilye, Christopher E. Knoepke, Amneet Sandhu, Larry A. Allen, Daniel D. Matlock Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Significantly less inappropriate shocks in ischemic patients compared to non ‐ischemic patients. The S‐ICD experience of a high volume single‐center
ConclusionIn this real world prospective registry we analysed S-ICD performance in the more traditional ICD patient. Patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy had significantly less inappropriate therapy compared to patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy and appear to be appropriate patients for this type of device.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Erik Oosterwerff, Ahmet Adiyaman, Arif Elvan, Abdul Ghani, Lennaert Hoek, Karel Breeman, Jaap Jan Smit, Anand Ramdat Misier, Peter Paul Delnoy Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Optimization of Pacemaker Pocket ——Revisiting The Fundamentals
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lan Su, Weijian Huang Tags: EDITORIAL ‐ INVITED Source Type: research

Comparative outcomes of Riata and Fidelis lead management strategies: Results from the NCDR ‐ICD Registry
AbstractBackground: The Medtronic Sprint Fidelis ® and Abbott Riata®/Riata ST® leads are at risk of failure and are subject to FDA recall. Comparative risks of various lead management strategies during elective generator change in a multi-center population are unknown. We aim to describe patients with functional, recalled ICD leads undergoing elective generator replacement and report outcomes according to lead management strategies.Methods: Using data from the NCDR ICD Registry, patients with a functioning Riata ® or Fidelis® lead undergoing generator replacement are described according to lead manageme...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Emily P. Zeitler, Yongfei Wang, Sean D. Pokorney, Jeptha Curtis, Jordan M. Prutkin Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Permanent His ‐bundle pacing using distal his‐bundle electrogram‐guided approach in patients with atrioventricular block
Conclusion: HBP implantation guided by distal HBE approach may be feasible with subsequent stable pacing in patients with intra-Hisian and atrioventricular nodal block.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kazumasa Suga, Hiroyuki Kato, Yasuya Inden, Satoshi Yanagisawa, Hisashi Murakami, Kenji Kada, Naoya Tsuboi, Toyoaki Murohara Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

Withdrawal: Prospective randomized comparison between upgraded “2C3L” versus PVI approach for catheter ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation: PROMPT‐AF trial design
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Xiao ‐Xia Liu, Cai‐Hua Sang, De‐Yong Long, Rong Bai, Chen‐Xi Jiang, Wei Wang, Ri‐Bo Tang, Nian Liu, Xue‐Yuan Guo, Song‐Nan Li, Hai‐Long Tao, Ying‐Wei Chen, Ke Chen, Chen‐Yang Jiang, Jin‐Lin Zhang, Yu‐Mei Xue, Yi‐Q Tags: WITHDRAWAL Source Type: research

Cannabis use disorder among atrial fibrillation admissions, 2008 –2018
AbstractBackground: Despite changes in the legality of cannabis use and the increasing prevalence of cannabis use disorder (CUD), there is little data investigating the association between CUD and inpatient atrial fibrillation (AF) hospitalizations.Methods: Using the National Inpatient Sample, we identified AF hospitalizations with and without a co-diagnosis of CUD usingInternational Classification of Diseases diagnosis codes and compared demographics, socioeconomics, comorbidities, outcomes, and trends between cohorts.Results: Between 2008 and 2018, we identified 5,155,789 admissions for AF of which 31,768 (0.6%) had a co...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fouad Chouairi, P. Elliott Miller, Avirup Guha, John ‐Ross Clarke, Samuel W. Reinhardt, Tariq Ahmad, James V. Freeman, Nihar R. Desai, Daniel J. Friedman Tags: BRIEF COMMUNICATION Source Type: research

Right ventricular dilatation and systolic dysfunction and relationship to QRS duration in patients with left bundle branch block and cardiomyopathy
ABSTRACTBackgroundMarked QRS widening in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) may reduce efficacy of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). We hypothesized that extreme QRS prolongation may accompany right ventricular (RV) dilatation/systolic dysfunction (RVD/RVsD) as well as left ventricular dilatation/systolic dysfunction (LVD/LVsD).MethodsWe assessed rates of both ventricular dilatation and systolic dysfunction according to widening of QRS duration (QRSd) in 100 consecutive cardiomyopathy patients with true LBBB (QRSd ≥130ms in female or ≥140ms in male, QS or rS in leads V1/V2, and mid-QRS notching/slur...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Seung ‐Jung Park, Deborah H Kwon, John W Rickard, Niraj Varma Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

In vivo biophysical characterization of Very High Power, Short Duration, Temperature ‐Controlled Lesions
Conclusions: The vHPSD ablation is highly effective and safe. The CF and the maximum temperature are independent predictors of adequate lesion formation assessed by means of ID.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: G Stabile, V Schillaci, T Strisciuglio, A Arestia, A Agresta, G Shopova, A De Simone, F Solimene Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Delta QRS Distinguishes Ito ‐mediated J waves from Pseudo J waves Produced by Conduction Delay on Body Surface ECG
AbstractBackgroundOn surface ECGs, it is difficult to differentiate Ito-mediated J waves, a repolarization phenomenon seen in J wave syndromes (JWS) from terminal QRS deflections that mimic J waves (pseudo J waves) in intraventricular conduction delay (IVCD), an abnormality in depolarization. We hypothesize that the difference between the “maximum QRS duration” inclusive of J point or terminal QRS deflections and the minimum QRS duration identified across a 12-lead ECG is significantly larger in Ito-mediated J waves, and can serve as a marker to make this distinction.MethodsA retrospective analysis was performe...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yinn Shaung Ooi, Mostafa Amer, Datun Qi, Zhen Yang, Chuanyu Gao, Gan ‐Xin Yan Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Management of patients explanted for implantable cardioverter defibrillator infections: bridge therapy with external temporary ICD
Conclusionsan approach with an external ICD seems to be a safe and viable option as bridging therapy in patients requiring ICD explant for CIED infection.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gabriele Dell'Era, Eleonora Prenna, Matteo Ziacchi, Igor Diemberger, Marco Varalda, Federico Guerra, Mauro Biffi, Eraldo Occhetta, Giuseppe Patti Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Powered sheaths for lead extraction
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gianluigi Bencardino, Eleonora Ruscio, Roberto Scacciavillani Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research

Late detection of a pacemaker malfunction
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - September 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Anunay Gupta, Kashinath Ghosh Hazra, Venkatakrishnan Ramakumar, Debabrata Bera Tags: DEVICE ROUNDS Source Type: research

Outcomes of non ‐left bundle branch block conduction abnormalities after transcatheter aortic valve replacement
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 31, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dongjuan Wang, HengDong Li, Honghua Ye, Longfu Jiang Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Micra ‐AV leadless pacemaker and atrioventricular (dys)synchrony: a stepwise process
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 31, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gianfranco Mitacchione, Marco Schiavone, Alessio Gasperetti, Diego Ruggiero, Marialessia Denora, Maurizio Viecca, Giovanni Battista Forleo Tags: DEVICE ROUNDS Source Type: research

Device nurse intervention facilitates the patients ’ adaptation to cardiac shock devices in the remote monitoring era
AbstractBackground: Asubstantial number of patients with shock devices (implantable cardioverter defibrillators [ICDs] or ICDs with resynchronization [CRTDs]) experience psychological distress.Objective: We investigated the device nurse telephone intervention's effect on improving the patient's adaptation to shock devices, quality of life (QOL), and anxiety in the remote monitoring era.Methods: The patient's adaptation to the device, health-related QOL, and anxiety were investigated by the modified Implanted Devices Adjustment-Japan score (IDAS), Short Form-36, and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) before and one-year a...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 31, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tomomi Ogawa, Nao Saito, Koji Fukuzawa, Kunihiko Kiuchi, Mitsuru Takami, Megumi Hayashi, Ryo Tanioka, Masaya Ota, Keizo Komoriya, Ikuko Miyawaki, Ken ‐ichi Hirata Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ DEVICES Source Type: research

Evaluation of safety and feasibility of leadless pacemaker implantation following the removal of an infected pacemaker
Conclusion: Direct implantation of a leadless pacemaker is safe and feasible for patients with local infection of the pacing system after removal of the electrode as an alternative to a bridge period with a temporary pacemaker. This strategy may be a better option for pacing-dependent patients.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE)
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jianghua Zhang, Long He, Qiang Xing, Xianhui Zhou, Yaodong Li, Ling Zhang, Yanmei Lu, Zukela Tuerhong, Xu Yang, Baopeng Tang Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research

Dual ‐chamber pacing with variable AV delays: What is the Mechanism?
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Arnold J Greenspon Tags: DEVICE ROUNDS Source Type: research

Distribution of triggers foci and outcomes of catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation patients in different age groups
BackgroundAtrial fibrillatihon(AF) prevalence increases with age. Aging affects the substrate properties of the left atrium (LA) and the outcomes of catheter ablation for treating AF. We investigated the AF trigger distribution and catheter ablation outcomes in patients of different ages with AF.Methods1585 patients with AF (1181 paroxysmal and 404 non- paroxysmal AF) who had undergone catheter ablation were enrolled. The patients were divided into young (20-40 years-old, n = 175), middle-aged (41-64 years-old, n = 1134), and old ( ≥65 years-old, n = 276) groups. Electrophysiological characteristics and AF trigger sites...
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - August 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Chung ‐Hsing Lin, Shih‐Lin Chang, Yenn‐Jiang Lin, Li‐Wei Lo, Yu‐Feng Hu, Fa‐Po Chung, Tze‐Fan Chao, Chin‐Yu Lin, Ta‐Chuan Tuan, Jo‐Nan Liao, Ling Kuo, Ting‐Yung Chang, Hsing‐Yuan Li MD, Ting‐Chung Huang, Chieh‐Mao Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research