Vidal Essebag

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Amiodarone and the risk of bradyarrhythmia requiring permanent pacemaker in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation and prior myocardial infarction
    Vidal Essebag
    Department of Cardiology and Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:249-54. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Air medical transport of cardiac patients
    Vidal Essebag
    Department of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Chest 124:1937-45. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Warfarin use and the risk for stroke and bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing dialysis
    Mitesh Shah
    Divisions of Clinical Epidemiology and General Internal Medicine, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada M S, M A T, NE R, H B, L P _ Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA C A J Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada V E Divisions of Cardiology and Clinical Epidemiology, Jewish General Hospital McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada M J E Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada K H H Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Division of Cardiology, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada J V T and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada H G
    Circulation 129:1196-203. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Temporal trends in medication use and outcomes in atrial fibrillation
    Louise Pilote
    Division of General Internal Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Electronic address
    Can J Cardiol 29:1241-8. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Discerning the incidence of symptomatic and asymptomatic episodes of atrial fibrillation before and after catheter ablation (DISCERN AF): a prospective, multicenter study
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Centre, 105 712 Davis Dr, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8C3, Canada
    JAMA Intern Med 173:149-56. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Managing novel oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing device surgery: Canadian survey
    Thais Nascimento
    Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 30:231-6. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Anticoagulation management pre- and post atrial fibrillation ablation: a survey of canadian centres
    Vartan Mardigyan
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 29:219-23. 2013
  8. pmc Sex differences in the relationship between amiodarone use and the need for permanent pacing in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Vidal Essebag
    Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 167:1648-53. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Psychological impact of surveillance in patients with a defibrillator lead under advisory: a prospective evaluation
    Bianca D'antono
    Research Centre, Montreal Heart Institute Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 36:221-30. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Nonphysiologic noise early after defibrillator implantation in Canada: incidence and implications: a report from the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Committee
    Vidal Essebag
    McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 9:378-82. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Amiodarone and the risk of bradyarrhythmia requiring permanent pacemaker in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation and prior myocardial infarction
    Vidal Essebag
    Department of Cardiology and Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:249-54. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether the use of amiodarone in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of bradyarrhythmia requiring a permanent pacemaker...
  2. ncbi request reprint Air medical transport of cardiac patients
    Vidal Essebag
    Department of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Chest 124:1937-45. 2003
    ..Further research using larger prospective studies is needed to better define criteria for safe long-distance air medical transport of cardiac patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint Warfarin use and the risk for stroke and bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing dialysis
    Mitesh Shah
    Divisions of Clinical Epidemiology and General Internal Medicine, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada M S, M A T, NE R, H B, L P _ Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA C A J Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada V E Divisions of Cardiology and Clinical Epidemiology, Jewish General Hospital McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada M J E Division of Cardiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada K H H Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Division of Cardiology, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada J V T and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada H G
    Circulation 129:1196-203. 2014
    ..Current observational studies on warfarin use and the risk for stroke and bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing dialysis found conflicting results...
  4. doi request reprint Temporal trends in medication use and outcomes in atrial fibrillation
    Louise Pilote
    Division of General Internal Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Electronic address
    Can J Cardiol 29:1241-8. 2013
    ..To best evaluate the comparative effectiveness of newer agents, practice patterns and outcomes of existing therapies must be characterized at the population level...
  5. ncbi request reprint Discerning the incidence of symptomatic and asymptomatic episodes of atrial fibrillation before and after catheter ablation (DISCERN AF): a prospective, multicenter study
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Centre, 105 712 Davis Dr, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8C3, Canada
    JAMA Intern Med 173:149-56. 2013
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  6. doi request reprint Managing novel oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing device surgery: Canadian survey
    Thais Nascimento
    Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 30:231-6. 2014
    ..Evidence is lacking regarding the perioperative management of novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) agents. This survey aims to describe the management of perioperative NOAC use during device implantation by Canadian centres...
  7. doi request reprint Anticoagulation management pre- and post atrial fibrillation ablation: a survey of canadian centres
    Vartan Mardigyan
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 29:219-23. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the anticoagulation strategies currently in use in patients peri- and post AF ablation in Canada...
  8. pmc Sex differences in the relationship between amiodarone use and the need for permanent pacing in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Vidal Essebag
    Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 167:1648-53. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to determine prospectively whether amiodarone increases the need for pacemakers in a general population of patients with AF and whether this effect is modified by sex...
  9. doi request reprint Psychological impact of surveillance in patients with a defibrillator lead under advisory: a prospective evaluation
    Bianca D'antono
    Research Centre, Montreal Heart Institute Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 36:221-30. 2013
    ..Minneapolis, MN, USA) and followed either by self-surveillance for alarm or home monitoring with CareLink was evaluated prospectively and compared to patients with ICDs not under advisory...
  10. doi request reprint Nonphysiologic noise early after defibrillator implantation in Canada: incidence and implications: a report from the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Committee
    Vidal Essebag
    McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 9:378-82. 2012
    ..Following recent cases of nonphysiologic noise noted early after defibrillator implantation, the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Committee decided to evaluate the implications of this problem...
  11. pmc Amiodarone-induced thyroid dysfunction: brand-name versus generic formulations
    Meytal A Tsadok
    Division of Internal Medicine, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Que
    CMAJ 183:E817-23. 2011
    ..We evaluated and compared the risk of thyroid dysfunction between patients using brand-name versus generic formulations of amiodarone and identified risk factors for thyroid dysfunction...
  12. ncbi request reprint Routine advance directive and organ donation questioning on admission to hospital
    Vidal Essebag
    McGill University Health Centre, 3600 Parc Ave 1203, Montreal QC H2X 3R2, Canada
    Ann R Coll Physicians Surg Can 35:225-231. 2002
    ..We also determined whether routine questioning can identify patients interested in organ donation. Finally, we determined whether routine questioning helps train housestaff to discuss end-of-life issues with patients...
  13. doi request reprint Canadian Cardiovascular Society atrial fibrillation guidelines 2010: surgical therapy
    Pierre Page
    Research Center, Hopital du Sacre Coeur de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 27:67-73. 2011
    ..Thus, surgery should be used primarily as a concomitant procedure during cardiac surgery for other diseased states or as a stand-alone procedure after failure of prior attempts of catheter ablation and antiarrhythmic drugs...
  14. doi request reprint In-hospital management of atrial fibrillation: the CHADS₂ score predicts increased cost
    Mark A Kotowycz
    Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 27:506-13. 2011
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine the cost of hospitalization for AF and to identify the main determinants of this cost in a Canadian setting...
  15. doi request reprint Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia 25 years post surgical ablation for Wolff-Parkinson-White
    Jacqueline Joza
    Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 29:130.e7-9. 2013
    ..This is first reported case of ventricular tachycardia following an epicardial surgical cryoablation technique for WPW...
  16. doi request reprint Biventricular pacing for end-stage heart failure: early experience in surgical vs. transvenous left ventricular lead placement
    Rony Atoui
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:839-44. 2008
    ..Our results suggest that even when performed on high-risk patients, epicardial lead placement through a mini-thoracotomy is beneficial and feasible as a 'rescue' procedure after a failed transvenous approach...
  17. doi request reprint Anticoagulation of patients on chronic warfarin undergoing arrhythmia device surgery: wide variability of perioperative bridging in Canada
    Andrew D Krahn
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton Health Sciences Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 6:1276-9. 2009
    ..In patients undergoing cardiac rhythm device surgery, it is common practice to discontinue oral anticoagulation and to perform heparin bridging in order to reduce the risk of bleeding and minimize the risk of thromboembolic events...
  18. ncbi request reprint The nested case-control study in cardiology
    Vidal Essebag
    Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am Heart J 146:581-90. 2003
    ..The large number of recent prospective studies and randomized trials conducted in cardiology provide cohorts within which the nested case-control approach is increasingly used...
  19. ncbi request reprint Expanding indications for defibrillators after myocardial infarction: risk stratification and cost effectiveness
    Vidal Essebag
    Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 7:43-8. 2003
    ..Predictors of subsets of MADIT II patients most likely to benefit from ICD therapy are urgently needed in order to prioritize allocation of healthcare resources...
  20. pmc Comparison of nested case-control and survival analysis methodologies for analysis of time-dependent exposure
    Vidal Essebag
    Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:5. 2005
    ..This study compares a nested case-control approach for the study of time-dependent exposure with cohort analysis using Cox regression including time-dependent covariates...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effect of amiodarone dose on the risk of permanent pacemaker insertion
    Vidal Essebag
    Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1519-25. 2004
    ..This study suggests that there is a dose dependent increased risk of permanent pacemaker insertion associated with amiodarone use that appears to be greatest during the initial months of treatment...
  22. pmc Non-inducibility post-pulmonary vein isolation achieving exit block predicts freedom from atrial fibrillation
    Vidal Essebag
    Harvard Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute, Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 185 Pilgrim Road, Baker 4, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Eur Heart J 26:2550-5. 2005
    ..This study evaluates whether non-inducibility of atrial fibrillation (AF) after achieving bi-directional electrical pulmonary vein (PV) isolation is a useful predictor of freedom from AF recurrence...
  23. doi request reprint Left atrial function and scar after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    John V Wylie
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:656-62. 2008
    ..Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) involves extensive radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the left atrium (LA) around the pulmonary veins. The effect of this therapy on LA function is not fully characterized...
  24. ncbi request reprint Detection of pulmonary vein and left atrial scar after catheter ablation with three-dimensional navigator-gated delayed enhancement MR imaging: initial experience
    Dana C Peters
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Ave, RW 453, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Radiology 243:690-5. 2007
    ..To prospectively evaluate whether scar caused by radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the left atrium (LA) in patients with atrial fibrillation can be depicted with high-spatial-resolution delayed enhancement magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
  25. pmc Healthcare resource utilization and costs associated with recurrent episodes of atrial fibrillation: the FRACTAL registry
    Matthew R Reynolds
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:628-33. 2007
    ..We sought to characterize the resource utilization and costs of treating new-onset AF, with emphasis on the incremental costs associated with recurrent episodes of AF over time...
  26. pmc Bi-directional electrical pulmonary vein isolation as an endpoint for ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Vidal Essebag
    Harvard Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 17:111-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to report the efficacy and safety of routine isolation of all PVs using an endpoint of bi-directional electrical block...
  27. pmc Influence of age, sex, and atrial fibrillation recurrence on quality of life outcomes in a population of patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation: the Fibrillation Registry Assessing Costs, Therapies, Adverse events and Lifestyle (FRACTAL) study
    Matthew R Reynolds
    Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 185 Pilgrim Road Baker 4, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am Heart J 152:1097-103. 2006
    ..We sought to characterize symptoms and QoL in a large inception cohort of unselected patients with AF and explore the impact of age, sex, and AF clinical course on QoL measures over time...
  28. ncbi request reprint Patterns and predictors of warfarin use in patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation from the FRACTAL Registry
    Matthew R Reynolds
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:538-43. 2006
    ..The discontinuation of warfarin in a large number of patients with AF over time is a cause for concern in light of data from recent clinical trials...
  29. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Vidal Essebag
    Eur Heart J 27:130-1. 2006
  30. ncbi request reprint Safety of air travel following acute myocardial infarction
    Vidal Essebag
    Aviat Space Environ Med 73:938; author reply 938-9. 2002