- Endocardial and epicardial mapping and catheter ablation of post myocardial infarction ventricular tachycardia: A substrate modification approach
University Hospitals, Harrington McLaughlin Heart and Vascular Institute, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Lakeside 5038, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
J Interv Card Electrophysiol 28:137-45. 2010
..Three-dimensional mapping systems have allowed identification of the scar substrate, its critical sites in the tachycardia circuit, and selection of ablation sites based on fairly precise electroanatomic substrate...
- Feasibility and safety of using an esophageal protective system to eliminate esophageal thermal injury: implications on atrial-esophageal fistula following AF ablation
Mauricio S Arruda
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:1272-8. 2009
..Ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) requires energy delivery in close proximity to the esophagus (Eso) which has accounted for the LA-Eso fistula, a rare but life-threatening complication...
- Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
University Hospitals Harrington McLaughlin Heart and Vascular Institute, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
J Interv Card Electrophysiol 25:129-33. 2009
- Ablation of permanent AF: adjunctive strategies to pulmonary veins isolation: targeting AF NEST in sinus rhythm and CFAE in AF
Electrophysiology and Atrial Fibrillation Center, University Hospitals Heart and Vascular Institute, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Lakeside 5038, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
J Interv Card Electrophysiol 23:51-7. 2008
- Remote magnetic navigation: human experience in pulmonary vein ablation
Luigi Di Biase
Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 50:868-74. 2007
..We aimed at assessing the feasibility and efficacy of remote magnetic navigation (MN) and ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
- Relationship between catheter forces, lesion characteristics, "popping," and char formation: experience with robotic navigation system
Luigi Di Biase
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:436-40. 2009
..We evaluated the relationship between lesion formation, pressure, and the development of complications...
- Atrial fibrillation ablation in patients with therapeutic international normalized ratio: comparison of strategies of anticoagulation management in the periprocedural period
Oussama M Wazni
Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic, 60 Stonewood Dr, Cleveland, OH 44022, USA
Circulation 116:2531-4. 2007
..The best approach to management of anticoagulation before and after atrial fibrillation ablation is not known...
- Electrical isolation of the superior vena cava: an adjunctive strategy to pulmonary vein antrum isolation improving the outcome of AF ablation
Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:1261-6. 2007
..PV isolation at the antrum (PVAI) has improved safety and efficacy of ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF). AF triggers from the superior vena cava (SVC) may compromise the outcome of PVAI...
- Pulmonary vein antral isolation using an open irrigation ablation catheter for the treatment of atrial fibrillation: a randomized pilot study
Mohamed H Kanj
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1634-41. 2007
..We sought to test how catheter ablation using an open irrigation catheter (OIC) compares with standard catheters for pulmonary vein antrum isolation...
- Mortality of heart failure patients after cardiac resynchronization therapy: identification of predictors
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1259-65. 2008
..This study attempts to make this type of comparison in a large CHF population and seeks to identify predictors of death in patients with different comorbidities...
- Intracardiac echo-guided image integration: optimizing strategies for registration
Tamer S Fahmy
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:276-82. 2007
..However, the success of this approach is dependent on the accuracy of the image integration process. This study aims to evaluate the in vivo accuracy and reliability of the integrated image...
- Pulmonary vein total occlusion following catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: clinical implications after long-term follow-up
Luigi Di Biase
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2493-9. 2006
..On the other hand, patients with concomitant ipsilateral PV stenosis/PVO and a CSI > or =75% require early and, when necessary, repeated pulmonary interventions for restoration of pulmonary flow and prevention of associated lung disease...
- The magnitude of reverse remodelling irrespective of aetiology predicts outcome of heart failure patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy
Luigi Di Biase
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Eur Heart J 29:2497-505. 2008
..We assessed the relationship between cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)-induced reverse remodelling and mortality during a long-term follow-up in a prospective observational study...
- Confirmation of novel noninvasive high-density electrocardiographic mapping with electrophysiology study: implications for therapy
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:68-75. 2013
- Phrenic nerve injury after catheter ablation: should we worry about this complication?
Department of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:944-8. 2006
..Phrenic nerve injury (PNI) is a complication that can occur with catheter ablation...