Atul Verma

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint More is not always better
    Atul Verma
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:1171-2. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
    Fethi Kilicaslan
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:275-80. 2006
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint The use of anticoagulation during the periprocedure period of atrial fibrillation ablation
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Heart Rhythm Program, Division of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 27:55-61. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint The techniques for catheter ablation of paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation: a systematic review
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Heart Rhythm Program, Division of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 26:17-24. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Relationship between complex fractionated electrograms (CFE) and dominant frequency (DF) sites and prospective assessment of adding DF-guided ablation to pulmonary vein isolation in persistent atrial fibrillation (AF)
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:1309-16. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Canadian Cardiovascular Society atrial fibrillation guidelines 2010: catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 27:60-6. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Selective CFAE targeting for atrial fibrillation study (SELECT AF): clinical rationale, design, and implementation
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:541-7. 2011
  9. doi request reprint A prospective, multicenter evaluation of ablating complex fractionated electrograms (CFEs) during atrial fibrillation (AF) identified by an automated mapping algorithm: acute effects on AF and efficacy as an adjuvant strategy
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 5:198-205. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Atrial-fibrillation ablation should be considered first-line therapy for some patients
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Heart Rhythm Program, Division of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 23:1-8. 2008

Detail Information

Publications74

  1. ncbi request reprint More is not always better
    Atul Verma
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:1171-2. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
    Fethi Kilicaslan
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:275-80. 2006
    ..Although pulmonary vein (PV) antrum isolation is effective in curing atrial fibrillation (AF) in a variety of heart diseases, results in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) have not been reported...
  3. 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
    ....
  4. doi request reprint The use of anticoagulation during the periprocedure period of atrial fibrillation ablation
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Heart Rhythm Program, Division of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 27:55-61. 2012
    ..This review discusses the thromboembolic and bleeding risks during ablation, strategies to minimize these risks and use of long-term oral anticoagulation post ablation...
  5. ncbi request reprint The techniques for catheter ablation of paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation: a systematic review
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Heart Rhythm Program, Division of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 26:17-24. 2011
    ..This review outlines the optimal techniques for ablation of these different subgroups of atrial fibrillation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Relationship between complex fractionated electrograms (CFE) and dominant frequency (DF) sites and prospective assessment of adding DF-guided ablation to pulmonary vein isolation in persistent atrial fibrillation (AF)
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:1309-16. 2011
    ..Sites of high DF are potential targets for AF ablation, but it is unknown if addition of DF ablation can improve procedural outcome...
  7. doi request reprint Canadian Cardiovascular Society atrial fibrillation guidelines 2010: catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 27:60-6. 2011
    ..In contrast to AF, catheter ablation of atrial flutter has a higher success rate with a smaller incidence of complications. Thus, catheter ablation for atrial flutter may be considered a first-line alternative to antiarrhythmic drugs...
  8. doi request reprint Selective CFAE targeting for atrial fibrillation study (SELECT AF): clinical rationale, design, and implementation
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:541-7. 2011
    ..Thus, there is interest in identifying more selective CFAE sites that are critical to AF perpetuation, minimizing the amount of adjuvant ablation that must be performed...
  9. doi request reprint A prospective, multicenter evaluation of ablating complex fractionated electrograms (CFEs) during atrial fibrillation (AF) identified by an automated mapping algorithm: acute effects on AF and efficacy as an adjuvant strategy
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 5:198-205. 2008
    ..Ablation of CFEs may result in AF slowing, termination, and prevention, but identifying them can be subjective...
  10. doi request reprint Atrial-fibrillation ablation should be considered first-line therapy for some patients
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Heart Rhythm Program, Division of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 23:1-8. 2008
    ..This review outlines the argument in favor of using ablation as first-line therapy for atrial fibrillation...
  11. doi request reprint Incidence of very high defibrillation thresholds (DFT) and efficacy of subcutaneous (SQ) array insertion during implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Heart Rhythm Program, Southlake Regional Health Centre, 105 712 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, Canada
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 29:127-33. 2010
    ..The incidence, risk factors, and management of very high defibrillation thresholds (DFTs) during present-day implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) testing are not well known...
  12. ncbi request reprint Spatial and temporal stability of complex fractionated electrograms in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation over longer time periods: relationship to local electrogram cycle length
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 5:1127-33. 2008
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation guided by complex fractionated electrograms (CFE) has been described, but the spatial and temporal stability of the electrograms (EGMs) has been questioned...
  13. pmc Substrate and Trigger Ablation for Reduction of Atrial Fibrillation (STAR AF): a randomized, multicentre, international trial
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Heart Rhythm Program, Southlake Regional Health Centre, 105 712 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada L3Y 8C3
    Eur Heart J 31:1344-56. 2010
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Predictors of appropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy in primary prevention patients with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Center, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:320-9. 2010
    ..We sought to assess predictors of appropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy in patients receiving primary prevention ICDs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Incidence of left ventricular function improvement after primary prevention ICD implantation for non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy: a multicentre experience
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Heart Rhythm Program, 105 712 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Heart 96:510-5. 2010
    ..However, NIDCM may improve spontaneously, even after waiting 6-9 months on optimal medical treatment...
  16. doi request reprint Clinical predictors of arrhythmia recurrences following pulmonary vein antrum isolation for atrial fibrillation: predicting arrhythmia recurrence post-PVAI
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Southlake Regional Health Center, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:1206-14. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the patient, procedural, and follow-up factors associated with arrhythmia recurrences following PVAI...
  17. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of the efficacy and safety of electroanatomic circumferential pulmonary vein ablation supplemented by ablation of complex fractionated atrial electrograms versus potential-guided pulmonary vein antrum isolation guided by intr
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Southlake Regional Health Center, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:481-7. 2009
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Selective complex fractionated atrial electrograms targeting for atrial fibrillation study (SELECT AF): a multicenter, randomized trial
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:55-62. 2014
    ..This study compared generalized complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) ablation versus a selective CFAE ablation strategy targeting areas of continuous electric activity...
  19. ncbi request reprint Importance of ablating all potential right atrial flutter circuits in postcardiac surgery patients
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:409-14. 2004
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Pre-existent left atrial scarring in patients undergoing pulmonary vein antrum isolation: an independent predictor of procedural failure
    Atul Verma
    Section of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:285-92. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the impact of left atrial scarring (LAS) on the outcome of patients undergoing pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) for atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Real-time integration of 2D intracardiac echocardiography and 3D electroanatomical mapping to guide ventricular tachycardia ablation
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Southlake Regional Health Center, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 5:1396-402. 2008
    ..It is time consuming and requires substantial fluoroscopy exposure. Two-dimensional (2D) intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) affords real-time imaging of the cardiac structures...
  22. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of adjuvant anterior left atrial ablation during intracardiac echocardiography-guided pulmonary vein antrum isolation for atrial fibrillation
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:151-6. 2007
    ..However, whether adding ablation of such sites to standard ICE-guided PVAI improves outcome is not well known...
  23. ncbi request reprint Relationship between successful ablation sites and the scar border zone defined by substrate mapping for ventricular tachycardia post-myocardial infarction
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:465-71. 2005
    ..We sought to assess the relationship between successful ablation sites of hemodynamically stable post-MI VTs determined by mapping during VT with the scar border zone defined in sinus rhythm...
  24. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of intracardiac Doppler assessment of left atrial function immediately post-pulmonary vein antrum isolation to predict short-term recurrence of atrial fibrillation
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:951-4. 2004
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Point-by-point pulmonary vein antrum isolation guided by intracardiac echocardiography and 3D mapping and duty-cycled multipolar AF ablation: effect of multipolar ablation on procedure duration and fluoroscopy time
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Heart Rhythm Program, Southlake Regional Health Centre, 105 712 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, Canada, L3Y 8C3
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 34:303-10. 2012
    ..This study examined the effect of the conventional point-by-point PVAI with that of single-catheter multipolar ablation on the procedural characteristics and clinical outcomes of atrial fibrillation ablation...
  26. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation ablation in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease or irritable bowel syndrome-the heart to gut connection!
    Yeruva Madhu Reddy
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Kansas Hospital and Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 37:259-65. 2013
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Pacemaker or defibrillator surgery without interruption of anticoagulation
    David H Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    N Engl J Med 368:2084-93. 2013
    ..There have been few results from clinical trials to support the safety and efficacy of this approach...
  28. doi request reprint CARTO-guided vs. NavX-guided pulmonary vein antrum isolation and pulmonary vein antrum isolation performed without 3-D mapping: effect of the 3-D mapping system on procedure duration and fluoroscopy time
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Heart Rhythm Program, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 30:233-40. 2011
    ..This study examined the effect of two different mapping systems on the procedural characteristics and clinical outcomes of PVAI for atrial fibrillation...
  29. doi request reprint Canadian Cardiovascular Society atrial fibrillation guidelines 2010: management of recent-onset atrial fibrillation and flutter in the emergency department
    Ian G Stiell
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 27:38-46. 2011
    ..Adequate follow-up of patients with recent-onset AF/AFL is recommended to identify structural heart disease and evaluate the need for long-term antithrombotic or antiarrhythmic therapy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Response of atrial fibrillation to pulmonary vein antrum isolation is directly related to resumption and delay of pulmonary vein conduction
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 112:627-35. 2005
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Cost comparison of ablation versus antiarrhythmic drugs as first-line therapy for atrial fibrillation: an economic evaluation of the RAAFT pilot study
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Division of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Center, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:7-12. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to perform an economic evaluation of RFA versus antiarrhythmic drug therapy (AAD) as first-line treatment of symptomatic paroxysmal AF...
  32. doi request reprint Left atrial 'sludge' during vagally mediated pause triggered by pulmonary vein antral ablation
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Heart Rhythm Program, Division of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Center, Newmarket, ON, Canada
    Europace 13:1797-8. 2011
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Canadian Cardiovascular Society atrial fibrillation guidelines 2010: etiology and initial investigations
    Jeff S Healey
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 27:31-7. 2011
    ..Additional investigations may then be undertaken, with the decision guided by the initial evaluation. A comprehensive and systematic initial evaluation forms the foundation for a patient-specific plan for the management of AF...
  34. ncbi request reprint Dofetilide is safe and effective in preventing atrial fibrillation recurrences in patients accepted for catheter ablation
    Yana Shamiss
    Southlake Regional Health Center, Newmarket, ON, Canada
    Europace 11:1448-55. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of dofetilide among patients refractory to other anti-arrhythmic drugs (AADs) and accepted for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation...
  35. 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...
  36. doi request reprint Postprocedural neuropathy after atrial fibrillation ablation
    Yeruva Madhu Reddy
    Center for Excellence in AF and Complex Arrhythmia, KU Cardiovascular Research Institute, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mid America Cardiology University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS 66160 7200, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 36:279-85. 2013
    ..Access-related neuropathy after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is underappreciated. We intend to describe the incidence, management, and prognosis of postprocedural neuropathy after AF ablation...
  37. doi request reprint Impact of a comprehensive safety program on radiation exposure during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a prospective study
    Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
    Mid America Cardiology, University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 24:105-12. 2009
    ..This study assesses the impact of a comprehensive radiation safety program on patient and operator radiation exposure during PVAI...
  38. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein antrum isolation: intracardiac echocardiography-guided technique
    Atul Verma
    Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1335-40. 2004
    ..3. Avoiding risk of PV stenosis by ablating outside of the antrum. 4. Minimizing risk of other complications, such as perforation and stroke, by direct visualization during transseptal access and radiofrequency (RF) ablation...
  39. doi request reprint Focused 2012 update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society atrial fibrillation guidelines: recommendations for stroke prevention and rate/rhythm control
    Allan C Skanes
    Arrhythmia Service, University Hospital, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 28:125-36. 2012
    ..This report presents the details of the new recommendations, along with the background and rationale...
  40. doi request reprint Intracardiac echo-guided radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale repair: a feasibility, safety, and efficacy study
    Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
    Mid America Cardiology at the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1137-42. 2008
    ..Intracardiac Echo-Guided Radiofrequency Catheter...
  41. doi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation of premature ventricular ectopy improves the efficacy of cardiac resynchronization therapy in nonresponders
    Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Kansas Hospital and Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160 7200, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:1531-9. 2012
    ..This study sought to examine whether suppressing premature ventricular contractions (PVC) using radiofrequency ablation improves effectiveness of the cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in nonresponders...
  42. ncbi request reprint Transcranial Doppler detection of microembolic signals during pulmonary vein antrum isolation: implications for titration of radiofrequency energy
    Fethi Kilicaslan
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:495-501. 2006
    ..Microembolic signals (MES) have been associated with stroke and neurological impairment. However, the incidence of MES during PVAI, and their relationship to microbubble formation and radiofrequency (RF) parameters are unknown...
  43. doi request reprint Substrate and Trigger Ablation for Reduction of Atrial Fibrillation Trial-Part II (STAR AF II): design and rationale
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Am Heart J 164:1-6.e6. 2012
    ..Furthermore, if additional substrate ablation is to be added, the ideal approach to substrate ablation is yet to be determined...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prevention of thromboembolism in the patient with acute coronary syndrome and atrial fibrillation: the clinical dilemma of triple therapy
    David Fitchett
    aSt Michael s Hospital bSouthlake Hospital, Newmarket cHamilton General Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton dSunnybrook Hospital, University of Toronto eUniversity of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Cardiol 29:1-9. 2014
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Snapshot of adult invasive cardiac electrophysiology in Canada: results of the web-based registry
    Mohammed Shurrab
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 40:93-8. 2014
    ..Interventional cardiac electrophysiology (EP) has experienced a significant growth in Canada. Our aim is to establish a periodic registry as a nationwide initiative...
  46. doi request reprint Evaluation and reduction of asymptomatic cerebral embolism in ablation of atrial fibrillation, but high prevalence of chronic silent infarction: results of the evaluation of reduction of asymptomatic cerebral embolism trial
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Center, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:835-42. 2013
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Clinical predictors of Fidelis lead failure: report from the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Committee
    David H Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, ON, Canada
    Circulation 125:1217-25. 2012
    ..We sought to perform a comprehensive analysis of all potential predictors in a multicenter study...
  48. ncbi request reprint First human experience with real-time integration of intracardiac echocardiography and 3D electroanatomical imaging to guide right free wall accessory pathway ablation
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Heart Rhythm Program, Division of Cardiology, Southlake Regional Health Center, 105 712 Davis Drive, Newmarket, ON, Canada L3Y 8C3
    Europace 10:116-7. 2008
  49. doi request reprint The prevalence and risk factors for atrioesophageal fistula after percutaneous radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: the Canadian experience
    Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 39:139-44. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and operator-dependent factors associated with AEF using a nationwide survey of electrophysiologists (EP)...
  50. doi request reprint Transesophageal echocardiography for the prevention of embolic complications after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Kevin A Michael
    Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:1217-22. 2009
    ..5 and 5.4%. Preprocedural TEE has been used to exclude the presence of left atrial thrombi in order to minimize risk. The use of TEE is empiric and it has not been evaluated in contemporary practice...
  51. ncbi request reprint Mode of initiation and ablation of ventricular fibrillation storms in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1715-20. 2004
    ..We report on the initiation of ventricular fibrillation (VF) storm in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and the results of targeted ablation to treat VF storm...
  52. ncbi request reprint Novel method to integrate three-dimensional computed tomographic images of the left atrium with real-time electroanatomic mapping
    Atul Verma
    Section of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Division of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44118, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:968. 2004
  53. doi request reprint Early recurrence of atrial tachyarrhythmias following radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Jason G Andrade
    Electrophysiology Service, Department of Cardiology, Montreal Heart Institute, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:106-16. 2012
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society joint position statement on the use of remote monitoring for cardiovascular implantable electronic device follow-up
    Raymond Yee
    London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 29:644-51. 2013
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Approaches to empiric ablation of slow pathway: results from the Canadian EP web survey
    Avishag Laish-Farkash
    Arrhythmia Services, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Suite D 377, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 35:183-7. 2012
    ..Evidence to guide this practice in the adult population is limited. This study was aimed to assess the practice of ESPA by adult electrophysiologists in Canada...
  56. doi request reprint Cardiac effects of electrical stun guns: does position of barbs contact make a difference?
    Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
    Mid America Cardiology at University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:398-408. 2008
    ..Multiple reports have raised concerns over their safety. The cardiovascular safety profile of these devices in relationship to the position of delivery on the torso has not been well studied...
  57. ncbi request reprint Should atrial fibrillation ablation be considered first-line therapy for some patients? Why atrial fibrillation ablation should be considered first-line therapy for some patients
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Circulation 112:1214-22; discussion 1231. 2005
  58. doi request reprint Utilization of a national network for rapid response to the Medtronic Fidelis lead advisory: the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Advisory Committee
    Andrew D Krahn
    London Health Sciences Centre University Campus, London, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 6:474-7. 2009
    ..The Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS) Device Advisory Committee was commissioned in 2006 to develop a mechanism for responding to advisories regarding cardiac rhythm device and lead performance...
  59. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term success of substrate-based mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
    Atul Verma
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 111:3209-16. 2005
    ..Substrate-based mapping and ablation may overcome these limitations. We report the results and success of substrate-based VT ablation in ARVD...
  60. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with impaired systolic function
    Michael S Chen
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1004-9. 2004
    ..We aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with impaired left ventricular (LV) systolic function...
  61. ncbi request reprint Vagal responses induced by endocardial left atrial autonomic ganglion stimulation before and after pulmonary vein antrum isolation for atrial fibrillation
    Atul Verma
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Electrophysiology, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:1177-82. 2007
    ..These vagal inputs are clustered in autonomic ganglia (AG) that are close to the pulmonary vein antrum (PVA) borders, but whether standard intracardiac echocardiography (ICE)-guided PVA isolation (PVAI) affects these inputs is unknown...
  62. ncbi request reprint The need for atrial flutter ablation following pulmonary vein antrum isolation in patients with and without previous cardiac surgery
    Fethi Kilicaslan
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:690-6. 2005
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Left atrial flutter following pulmonary vein antrum isolation with radiofrequency energy: linear lesions or repeat isolation
    Jennifer E Cummings
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:293-7. 2005
    ..This study reviews the incidence of LAFL following segmental PV antrum isolation (PVAI) in a large patient population and evaluates if re-isolation alone is sufficient to prevent recurrence...
  64. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation vs antiarrhythmic drugs as first-line treatment of symptomatic atrial fibrillation: a randomized trial
    Oussama M Wazni
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    JAMA 293:2634-40. 2005
    ..Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with radiofrequency ablation may cure AF, obviating the need for antiarrhythmic drugs and anticoagulation...
  65. ncbi request reprint Extensive ablation during pulmonary vein antrum isolation has no adverse impact on left atrial function: an echocardiography and cine computed tomography analysis
    Atul Verma
    Marin General Hospital, Sutter Pacific Heart Centers, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:741-6. 2006
    ..Although pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) may cure atrial fibrillation (AF) and improve left atrial (LA) function, the effect of extensive LA ablation on LA function is not well known...
  66. ncbi request reprint Incidence of atrial arrhythmias detected by permanent pacemakers (PPM) post-pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) for atrial fibrillation (AF): correlation with symptomatic recurrence
    Atul Verma
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Electrophysiology, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:601-6. 2007
    ..Studies examining AF recurrences post-PVAI base recurrence on patient reporting of symptoms. However, whether asymptomatic recurrences are common is not well known...
  67. ncbi request reprint Assessment of temperature, proximity, and course of the esophagus during radiofrequency ablation within the left atrium
    Jennifer E Cummings
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Circulation 112:459-64. 2005
    ..The objectives of this study were to evaluate the course of the esophagus and the temperature within the esophagus during pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) and correlate these data with esophagus tissue damage...
  68. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of radiofrequency energy catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators
    Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44185, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:1309-16. 2005
    ..Catheter ablation has significantly transformed the clinical management of atrial fibrillation (AF). The safety and efficacy of this procedure are not well understood in patients with pacemakers and defibrillators...
  69. ncbi request reprint Coronary calcium and coronary artery disease: an Indian perspective
    Sameer Shrivastava
    Department of Cardiology, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi
    Indian Heart J 55:344-8. 2003
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  70. ncbi request reprint Left septal atrial flutter: electrophysiology, anatomy, and results of ablation
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Circulation 109:2440-7. 2004
    ..We describe the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of a novel macroreentrant form of left atrial flutter circuit...
  71. ncbi request reprint "Thinking outside the box"
    Atul Verma
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:1053-5. 2007
  72. ncbi request reprint Response to pharmacological challenge of dissociated pulmonary vein rhythm
    Nassir Marrouche
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:122-6. 2005
    ..Dissociated pulmonary vein rhythm...
  73. ncbi request reprint Venice Chart international consensus document on atrial fibrillation ablation
    Andrea Natale
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:560-80. 2007
  74. ncbi request reprint "Guilty culprit or innocent bystander?"
    Atul Verma
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:1184-6. 2006