Frederic Sacher

Summary

Affiliation: CHU de Bordeaux
Country: France

Publications

  1. doi request reprint J wave elevation to monitor quinidine efficacy in early repolarization syndrome
    Frederic Sacher
    Bordeaux University Hospital, F 33000 Bordeaux, France Univ Bordeaux, L institut de rythmologie et de modélisation cardiaque, Centre de Recherche Cardio Thoracique de Bordeaux, U1045, F 33000, Bordeaux, France Electronic address
    J Electrocardiol 47:223-5. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Endocardial versus epicardial ventricular radiofrequency ablation: utility of in vivo contact force assessment
    Frederic Sacher
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:144-50. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of ventricular radiofrequency lesions in sheep using standard irrigated tip catheter versus catheter ablation enabling direct visualization
    Frederic Sacher
    University of Bordeaux, Centre de Recherche Cardio Thoracique de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:869-73. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Syncope in Brugada syndrome patients: prevalence, characteristics, and outcome
    Frederic Sacher
    Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux, France
    Heart Rhythm 9:1272-9. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Incessant donor-to-recipient atrial tachycardia after bilateral lung transplantation
    Frederic Sacher
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Department, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:149-51. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint [Characterization of premature ventricular contraction initiating ventricular fibrillation]
    F Sacher
    Université Bordeaux II CHU de Bordeaux Victor Segalen, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 98:867-73. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Atrial pacing inducing narrow QRS tachycardia followed by wide complex tachycardia
    Frederic Sacher
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:1213-5. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Prospective randomized comparison of 8-mm gold-tip, externally irrigated-tip and 8-mm platinum-iridium tip catheters for cavotricuspid isthmus ablation
    Frederic Sacher
    Université Bordeaux II Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:709-13. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint ICD shocks in a Brugada syndrome patient: what is the mechanism?
    Frederic Sacher
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac Université Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:886-8. 2007
  10. pmc Phrenic nerve injury after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Frederic Sacher
    CHU de Bordeaux Université Bordeaux II, France
    Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J 7:1-6. 2007

Detail Information

Publications107 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint J wave elevation to monitor quinidine efficacy in early repolarization syndrome
    Frederic Sacher
    Bordeaux University Hospital, F 33000 Bordeaux, France Univ Bordeaux, L institut de rythmologie et de modélisation cardiaque, Centre de Recherche Cardio Thoracique de Bordeaux, U1045, F 33000, Bordeaux, France Electronic address
    J Electrocardiol 47:223-5. 2014
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  2. doi request reprint Endocardial versus epicardial ventricular radiofrequency ablation: utility of in vivo contact force assessment
    Frederic Sacher
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:144-50. 2013
    ..There are minimal published data on CF and ventricular lesion formation. We studied the impact of CF on lesion formation using an ovine model both endocardially and epicardially...
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of ventricular radiofrequency lesions in sheep using standard irrigated tip catheter versus catheter ablation enabling direct visualization
    Frederic Sacher
    University of Bordeaux, Centre de Recherche Cardio Thoracique de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:869-73. 2012
    ..5 mm open-irrigated tip ThermoCool™ Catheter (THERM) for endocardial ventricular RF ablation in sheep...
  4. doi request reprint Syncope in Brugada syndrome patients: prevalence, characteristics, and outcome
    Frederic Sacher
    Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux, France
    Heart Rhythm 9:1272-9. 2012
    ..However, a clear extracardiac cause for syncope may be difficult to prove...
  5. ncbi request reprint Incessant donor-to-recipient atrial tachycardia after bilateral lung transplantation
    Frederic Sacher
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Department, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:149-51. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint [Characterization of premature ventricular contraction initiating ventricular fibrillation]
    F Sacher
    Université Bordeaux II CHU de Bordeaux Victor Segalen, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 98:867-73. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to characterize the electrocardiographic features of premature ventricular contractions (PVC) from different anatomical region that trigger ventricular fibrillation (VF)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Atrial pacing inducing narrow QRS tachycardia followed by wide complex tachycardia
    Frederic Sacher
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:1213-5. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Prospective randomized comparison of 8-mm gold-tip, externally irrigated-tip and 8-mm platinum-iridium tip catheters for cavotricuspid isthmus ablation
    Frederic Sacher
    Université Bordeaux II Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:709-13. 2007
    ..This prospective, randomized study compares the clinical efficacy of 8-mm gold tip catheter, externally irrigated and 8-mm platinum-iridium tip (Pt tip) catheters...
  9. ncbi request reprint ICD shocks in a Brugada syndrome patient: what is the mechanism?
    Frederic Sacher
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac Université Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:886-8. 2007
  10. pmc Phrenic nerve injury after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Frederic Sacher
    CHU de Bordeaux Université Bordeaux II, France
    Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J 7:1-6. 2007
    ..Electrophysiologist's vigilance as well as pacing prior to ablation at high risk sites in close proximity to the phrenic nerve are the currently available tools to avoid the complication of PNI...
  11. ncbi request reprint Phrenic nerve injury after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation: characterization and outcome in a multicenter study
    Frederic Sacher
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Universite Bordeaux II, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2498-503. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to characterize the occurrence of phrenic nerve injury (PNI) and its outcome after radiofrequency (RF) ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  12. doi request reprint Remote implantable cardioverter defibrillator monitoring in a Brugada syndrome population
    Frederic Sacher
    CHU de Bordeaux, Universite Bordeaux II, France
    Europace 11:489-94. 2009
    ..We investigated whether remote ICD monitoring could simplify follow-up and detect potential complications in these patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Chronic atrial fibrillation ablation impact on endocrine and mechanical cardiac functions
    Frederic Sacher
    Service de Rythmologie, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, CHU de Bordeaux Université Bordeaux II, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Eur Heart J 29:1290-5. 2008
    ..Assess the impact of persistent/permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation on endocrine and mechanical cardiac functions...
  14. doi request reprint Transcoronary ethanol ventricular tachycardia ablation in the modern electrophysiology era
    Frederic Sacher
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Unit, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:62-8. 2008
    ..Radiofrequency catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT) may be unsuccessful when critical portions of the circuit cannot be interrupted with either endocardial or epicardial radiofrequency application...
  15. doi request reprint Compensatory accessory pathway for complete atrioventricular block: 28-year follow-up
    Frederic Sacher
    The Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:952-6. 2009
    ..At 46 years, the patient became symptomatic from bradycardia and a dual-chamber pacemaker was implanted. Although rare, concealed AV block due to an accessory pathway has to be recognized before radiofrequency ablation...
  16. doi request reprint Wolff-Parkinson-White ablation after a prior failure: a 7-year multicentre experience
    Frederic Sacher
    CHU de Bordeaux Université Bordeaux II, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Europace 12:835-41. 2010
    ..Catheter ablation for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) can be challenging and is associated with failure in approximately 1-5% of cases. We analysed the reasons for failure...
  17. ncbi request reprint Outcome after implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator in patients with Brugada syndrome: a multicenter study
    Frederic Sacher
    Universite Bordeaux II, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circulation 114:2317-24. 2006
    ..At present, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is the recommended therapy in high-risk patients. This multicenter study reports the outcome of a large series of patients implanted with an ICD for Brugada syndrome...
  18. doi request reprint Are women with severely symptomatic brugada syndrome different from men?
    Frederic Sacher
    CHU de Bordeaux, Universite Bordeaux II, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1181-5. 2008
    ..Women with Brugada Syndrome...
  19. doi request reprint Epicardial ventricular tachycardia ablation a multicenter safety study
    Frederic Sacher
    Universite Bordeaux II, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:2366-72. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to perform a systematic evaluation of safety and midterm complications after epicardial ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Flutter localized to the anterior left atrium after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Pierre Jais
    Hopital Haut Leveque, Universite Victor Segalen, Bordeaux II, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:279-85. 2006
    ..We describe the role of nonablated anterior left atrium (LA) in arrhythmias observed after AF ablation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Endocardial ablation to eliminate epicardial arrhythmia substrate in scar-related ventricular tachycardia
    Yuki Komatsu
    Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Institut LYRIC, Equipex MUSIC, Bordeaux, France Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 63:1416-26. 2014
    ..We evaluated the feasibility and safety of epicardial substrate elimination with endocardial radiofrequency (RF) delivery in patients with scar-related ventricular tachycardia (VT)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in congestive heart failure
    Li Fern Hsu
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux II, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    N Engl J Med 351:2373-83. 2004
    ..We prospectively evaluated the effect of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation on left ventricular function in patients with heart failure...
  23. ncbi request reprint Complete isolation of the pulmonary veins and posterior left atrium in chronic atrial fibrillation. Long-term clinical outcome
    Prashanthan Sanders
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Eur Heart J 28:1862-71. 2007
    ..To evaluate the contribution of the posterior left atrium (LA) to chronic atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  24. doi request reprint Pattern and timing of the coronary sinus activation to guide rapid diagnosis of atrial tachycardia after atrial fibrillation ablation
    Patrizio Pascale
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux II, LIRYC Institute, Bordeaux, France
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:481-90. 2013
    ..Atrial tachycardias (AT) during or after ablation of atrial fibrillation frequently pose a diagnostic challenge. We hypothesized that both the patterns and the timing of coronary sinus (CS) activation could facilitate AT mapping...
  25. ncbi request reprint Sites of focal atrial activity characterized by endocardial mapping during atrial fibrillation
    Yoshihide Takahashi
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2005-12. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the feasibility of identifying sites of focal atrial activity by localized high-density endocardial mapping during atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  26. doi request reprint Prevalence and types of pitfall in the assessment of mitral isthmus linear conduction block
    Ashok J Shah
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux II, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:957-67. 2012
    ..To identify and understand clinically encountered pitfalls in the assessment of transmitral conduction block using differential coronary sinus and left atrial appendage pacing techniques in patients with left mitral isthmus linear ablation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Techniques, evaluation, and consequences of linear block at the left atrial roof in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a prospective randomized study
    Meleze Hocini
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
    Circulation 112:3688-96. 2005
    ..There are no reports describing the technique, electrophysiological evaluation, and clinical consequences of complete linear block at roofline joining the superior pulmonary veins (PVs) in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  28. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of atrial tachycardia following atrial fibrillation ablation
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Hôpital Cardologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:833-8. 2009
    ..An atrial tachycardia is rightly seen as a failure of AF ablation, as these tachycardias are poorly tolerated by patients. This article describes a simple, practical approach to diagnosis and ablation of these atrial tachycardias...
  29. ncbi request reprint Electrophysiologic and clinical consequences of linear catheter ablation to transect the anterior left atrium in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Prashanthan Sanders
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux, France
    Heart Rhythm 1:176-84. 2004
    ..To evaluate the feasibility and outcome of ablation to transect the anterior left atrium (LA) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  30. doi request reprint Disparate activation of the coronary sinus and inferior left atrium during atrial tachycardia after persistent atrial fibrillation ablation: prevalence, pitfalls, and impact on mapping
    Patrizio Pascale
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:697-707. 2012
    ..As a result, disparate activation sequences of the local CS versus contiguous left atrium (LA) may be observed during atrial tachycardia (AT). We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of this phenomenon and its impact on activation mapping...
  31. pmc Disparate evolution of right and left atrial rate during ablation of long-lasting persistent atrial fibrillation
    Meleze Hocini
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, and Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:1007-16. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess whether additional ablation in the right atrium (RA) improves termination rate in long-lasting persistent atrial fibrillation (PsAF)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Characterization of conduction recovery across left atrial linear lesions in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation
    Thomas Rostock
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:1106-11. 2006
    ..However, achievement of complete conduction block remains challenging and conduction recovery is commonly observed. The aim of the study was to investigate the localization of gap sites of recovered LA linear lesions...
  33. ncbi request reprint Characterization of focal atrial tachycardia using high-density mapping
    Prashanthan Sanders
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:2088-99. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to characterize the origin of focal atrial tachycardias (AT)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Spectral analysis identifies sites of high-frequency activity maintaining atrial fibrillation in humans
    Prashanthan Sanders
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Circulation 112:789-97. 2005
    ..The identification of sites of dominant activation frequency during atrial fibrillation (AF) in humans and the effect of ablation at these sites have not been reported...
  35. doi request reprint Relationship between perimitral and peritricuspid conduction times
    Sebastien Knecht
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Heart Rhythm 5:400-5. 2008
    ..Conduction block across the left mitral isthmus (LMI) seems more challenging to achieve and validate compared with the cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI)...
  36. doi request reprint Noninvasive electrocardiographic mapping for prediction of tachycardia mechanism and origin of atrial tachycardia following bilateral pulmonary transplantation
    Laurent Roten
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:553-5. 2012
    ..We discuss arrhythmia mechanism found after pulmonary transplantation and benefit of noninvasive electrocardiographic mapping for procedure planning...
  37. ncbi request reprint High-density circumferential pulmonary vein mapping with a 20-pole expandable circular mapping catheter
    Li Fern Hsu
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:S94-8. 2005
    ..Catheter stability and optimal wall contact, in combination with HR electrograms can optimize circumferential PV mapping during AF and improve the discrimination of FFP postablation...
  38. ncbi request reprint Long-term evaluation of atrial fibrillation ablation guided by noninducibility
    Pierre Jais
    Hôpital Haut Lévèque and Université Victor Ségalen, Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Heart Rhythm 3:140-5. 2006
    ..Noninducibility of AF has been shown to be associated with freedom from arrhythmia in 87% of patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Localized sources maintaining atrial fibrillation organized by prior ablation
    Michel Haissaguerre
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, University Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France
    Circulation 113:616-25. 2006
    ..Endocardial mapping of localized sources driving atrial fibrillation (AF) in humans has not been reported...
  40. doi request reprint State of the art: catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Matthew Wright
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:583-92. 2008
    ..In this review the possible mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation are examined along with the current catheter ablation techniques used in the treatment atrial fibrillation...
  41. ncbi request reprint Catheter ablation of long-lasting persistent atrial fibrillation: clinical outcome and mechanisms of subsequent arrhythmias
    Michel Haissaguerre
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1138-47. 2005
    ..The clinical outcome and subsequent arrhythmia recurrence after using an ablation method targeting multiple left atrial sites with the aim of achieving acute AF termination has not been characterized...
  42. doi request reprint Validation of novel 3-dimensional electrocardiographic mapping of atrial tachycardias by invasive mapping and ablation: a multicenter study
    Ashok J Shah
    Department of Rhythmologie, Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:889-97. 2013
    ..This study prospectively evaluated the role of a novel 3-dimensional, noninvasive, beat-by-beat mapping system, Electrocardiographic Mapping (ECM), in facilitating the diagnosis of atrial tachycardias (AT)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Reduction of fluoroscopy exposure and procedure duration during ablation of atrial fibrillation using a novel anatomical navigation system
    Martin Rotter
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, and Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
    Eur Heart J 26:1415-21. 2005
    ..These procedures may be prolonged with significant fluoroscopy exposure. This study evaluates a new non-fluoroscopic navigation system during ablation of AF...
  44. doi request reprint Regional myocardial wall thinning at multidetector computed tomography correlates to arrhythmogenic substrate in postinfarction ventricular tachycardia: assessment of structural and electrical substrate
    Yuki Komatsu
    Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Institut LYRIC, Equipex MUSIC, Bordeaux, France
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:342-50. 2013
    ..We evaluated the relationship between regional myocardial wall thinning (WT) imaged by MDCT and arrhythmogenic substrate in postinfarction ventricular tachycardia...
  45. pmc Current hot potatoes in atrial fibrillation ablation
    Laurent Roten
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Curr Cardiol Rev 8:327-46. 2012
    ..In this review we will discuss these points responsible for AF recurrence after ablation and review current possibilities on how to overcome these limitations...
  46. ncbi request reprint Impact of catheter ablation of the coronary sinus on paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation
    Michel Haissaguerre
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:378-86. 2007
    ..This study evaluated the impact of catheter ablation of the coronary sinus (CS) region during paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Management of atrial fibrillation
    Ashok J Shah
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Discov Med 10:201-8. 2010
    ..An ideal therapy for AF aims at prevention of onset and progression of AF and reduction of AF-related symptoms, hospitalization, stroke, and mortality...
  48. ncbi request reprint Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Mark D O'Neill
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Service de Rythmologie, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux, Pessac, France
    Circulation 116:1515-23. 2007
  49. pmc Early temporal and spatial regularization of persistent atrial fibrillation predicts termination and arrhythmia-free outcome
    Andrei Forclaz
    hôpital de Haut Lévêque, Bordeaux, France
    Heart Rhythm 8:1374-82. 2011
    ..Termination of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) is a valuable ablation endpoint but is difficult to anticipate. We evaluated whether temporal and spatial indices of AF regularization predict intraprocedural AF termination and outcome...
  50. ncbi request reprint Shortening of fibrillatory cycle length in the pulmonary vein during vagal excitation
    Yoshihide Takahashi
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:774-80. 2006
    ..The goal of the present prospective study is to evaluate the impact of vagal excitation on ongoing atrial fibrillation (AF) during pulmonary vein (PV) isolation...
  51. ncbi request reprint Fibrillating areas isolated within the left atrium after radiofrequency linear catheter ablation
    Thomas Rostock
    Service de Rythmologie, Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:807-12. 2006
    ..This observational study describes regions of fibrillating atrial tissue isolated inadvertently from the left atrium (LA) following linear catheter ablation for AF...
  52. ncbi request reprint Frequency mapping of the pulmonary veins in paroxysmal versus permanent atrial fibrillation
    Prashanthan Sanders
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:965-72. 2006
    ..The current study aims to compare the contribution of PV activity to the maintenance of paroxysmal and permanent AF...
  53. doi request reprint Impact of a patent foramen ovale on paroxysmal atrial fibrillation ablation
    Sebastien Knecht
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1236-41. 2008
    ..This study sought to investigate the impact of accessing the left atrium via a PFO on paroxysmal AF ablation...
  54. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up of persistent atrial fibrillation ablation using termination as a procedural endpoint
    Mark D O'Neill
    Service de Rythmologie, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux, Pessac, France
    Eur Heart J 30:1105-12. 2009
    ..Whether arrhythmia termination during ablation is associated with an improved clinical outcome is controversial...
  55. doi request reprint Characterization of electrograms associated with termination of chronic atrial fibrillation by catheter ablation
    Yoshihide Takahashi
    Service de Rythmologie, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1003-10. 2008
    ..This study sought to determine the characteristics of atrial electrograms predictive of slowing or termination of atrial fibrillation (AF) during ablation of chronic AF...
  56. ncbi request reprint High-density activation mapping of fractionated electrograms in the atria of patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Thomas Rostock
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux, France Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Heart Rhythm 3:27-34. 2006
    ..Areas of complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAEs) have been implicated in the atrial substrate of atrial fibrillation (AF). The mechanisms underlying CFAE in humans are not well investigated...
  57. doi request reprint Sudden cardiac arrest associated with early repolarization
    Michel Haissaguerre
    Universite Bordeaux, Hopital Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    N Engl J Med 358:2016-23. 2008
    ..Its potential to cause cardiac arrhythmias has been hypothesized from experimental studies, but it is not known whether there is a clinical association with sudden cardiac arrest...
  58. ncbi request reprint Incidence and prevention of cardiac tamponade complicating ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Li Fern Hsu
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:S106-9. 2005
    ..Risk of tamponade was highest during linear ablation, mainly associated with high energy delivery and "popping." Reducing the energy limited, though did not eliminate this complication...
  59. ncbi request reprint Left atrial linear ablation to modify the substrate of atrial fibrillation using a new nonfluoroscopic imaging system
    Yoshihide Takahashi
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:S90-3. 2005
    ..There was no procedural complication. The use of this new nonfluoroscopic imaging system was associated with a shorter fluoroscopic exposure as well as a trend toward shorter duration of linear ablation procedures for AF...
  60. doi request reprint Improved outcome following restoration of sinus rhythm prior to catheter ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation: a comparative multicenter study
    Lena Rivard
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Heart Rhythm 9:1025-30. 2012
    ..Catheter ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with longer procedure times and lower long-term success rates than that of paroxysmal AF...
  61. pmc Mitral isthmus ablation with and without temporary spot occlusion of the coronary sinus: a randomized clinical comparison of acute outcomes
    Meleze Hocini
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:489-96. 2012
    ..Background: CS blood flow cools local tissue precluding transmurality and bidirectional block across MI lesion...
  62. doi request reprint Impact of patent foramen ovale on left atrial linear lesions in the context of atrial fibrillation ablation
    Shinsuke Miyazaki
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:846-50. 2011
    ..We investigated the impact of the mode of left atrial (LA) access via patent foramen ovale (PFO) versus transseptal (TS) puncture on LA linear lesions during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation...
  63. pmc Localized reentry within the left atrial appendage: arrhythmogenic role in patients undergoing ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation
    Meleze Hocini
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux, France
    Heart Rhythm 8:1853-61. 2011
    ..Left atrial appendage (LAA) is implicated in maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial tachycardia (AT) associated with persistent AF (PsAF) ablation, although little is known about the incidence and mechanism of LAA AT...
  64. pmc Functional nature of electrogram fractionation demonstrated by left atrial high-density mapping
    Amir S Jadidi
    Hôpital Cardologique du Haut Lévêque and Université Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:32-42. 2012
    ..Complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) are targets of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Serial high-density maps were evaluated to understand the impact of activation direction and rate on electrogram (EGM) fractionation...
  65. doi request reprint Remote magnetic navigation with irrigated tip catheter for ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Shinsuke Miyazaki
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 3:585-9. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficiency of the newly available irrigated tip magnetic catheter for index pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in patients with paroxysmal AF (PAF)...
  66. doi request reprint Radiofrequency puncture of the fossa ovalis for resistant transseptal access
    Sebastien Knecht
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 1:169-74. 2008
    ..We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a new method to cross-resistant septae by transmitting radiofrequency (RF) energy through the transseptal needle...
  67. doi request reprint Preprocedural clinical parameters determining perimitral conduction time during mitral isthmus line ablation
    Shinsuke Miyazaki
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, France
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:287-94. 2011
    ..We evaluated the relationship between the preprocedural variables and the quantum of PMCT in patients with bidirectionally blocked MI...
  68. doi request reprint Left atrial linear lesions are required for successful treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation
    Sebastien Knecht
    Service de Rythmologie, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, CHU de Bordeaux Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Eur Heart J 29:2359-66. 2008
    ....
  69. doi request reprint Early recurrences after atrial fibrillation ablation: prognostic value and effect of early reablation
    Nicolas Lellouche
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:599-605. 2008
    ..The long-term consequences of these early recurrences (ER) are controversial. We investigated whether ER were predictive of late recurrences and the impact of early reablation on clinical outcome...
  70. ncbi request reprint Effects of stepwise ablation of chronic atrial fibrillation on atrial electrical and mechanical properties
    Yoshihide Takahashi
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1306-14. 2007
    ..This study sought to evaluate the effects of stepwise catheter ablation of chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) on atrial electrical and mechanical properties...
  71. ncbi request reprint Catheter ablation of long-lasting persistent atrial fibrillation: critical structures for termination
    Michel Haissaguerre
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1125-37. 2005
    ..The relative contributions of different atrial regions to the maintenance of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) are not known...
  72. doi request reprint Elimination of local abnormal ventricular activities: a new end point for substrate modification in patients with scar-related ventricular tachycardia
    Pierre Jais
    Hopital Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circulation 125:2184-96. 2012
    ..As an adjunct to this strategy, we used a new high-density mapping catheter and frequently used epicardial mapping...
  73. doi request reprint Initial results of efficacy of left linear ablation using a novel simultaneous multielectrode ablation catheter
    Shinsuke Miyazaki
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:739-45. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of LA linear ablation using a hexapolar linear multielectrode mapping/ablation catheter...
  74. doi request reprint Pathogenesis of AF: impact on intracardiac signals
    Ashok J Shah
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Universite Victor Segalen, Bordeaux II, France
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2011:5523-6. 2011
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  75. ncbi request reprint Clinical predictors of noninducibility of sustained atrial fibrillation after pulmonary vein isolation
    Martin Rotter
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1298-303. 2005
    ..We evaluated the role of clinical variables that could predict noninducibility of sustained AF after PVI...
  76. doi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Novel technique to prevent left phrenic nerve injury during epicardial catheter ablation
    Seiichiro Matsuo
    Service de Rythmologie, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Circulation 117:e471. 2008
  77. doi request reprint Clinical value of fibrillatory wave amplitude on surface ECG in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation
    Isabelle Nault
    Hopital Cardiologique Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 26:11-9. 2009
    ..We postulated that amplitude of fibrillatory (F)-wave in patients with persistent AF would correlate with clinical characteristics and outcome in patients undergoing catheter ablation for AF...
  78. doi request reprint Imaging in catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: enhancing the clinician's view
    Sebastien Knecht
    Service de Rythmologie, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Avenue de Magellan, Bordeaux Pessac 33604, France
    Europace 10:iii2-7. 2008
    ..This review discusses the relative merits of all imaging modalities available in the context of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation...
  79. doi request reprint Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: are results maintained at 5 years of follow-up?
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:160-6. 2011
    ..This study describes 5-year follow-up results of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  80. ncbi request reprint Organization of frequency spectra of atrial fibrillation: relevance to radiofrequency catheter ablation
    Yoshihide Takahashi
    Cardiologic Hospital of Haut Lévêque, University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:382-8. 2006
    ..To test this hypothesis, we evaluated the frequency spectra in patients with paroxysmal AF in relation to catheter ablation...
  81. doi request reprint Atrial tachycardias encountered in the context of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation part ii: mapping and ablation
    Sebastien Knecht
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:528-38. 2009
    ..This review concentrates on the practical approaches to the treatment of AT in the context of AF ablation and provides an algorithm that aims at facilitating mapping and ablation strategies using conventional electrophysiological tools...
  82. doi request reprint Effect of catheter ablation for isolated paroxysmal atrial fibrillation on longitudinal and circumferential left ventricular systolic function
    Patricia Reant
    Cardiologic Hospital Haut Leveque, CHU of Bordeaux, University Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Am J Cardiol 103:232-7. 2009
    ....
  83. doi request reprint A deductive mapping strategy for atrial tachycardia following atrial fibrillation ablation: importance of localized reentry
    Pierre Jais
    Hôpital Cardologique du Haut Lévêque, Universite Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:480-91. 2009
    ..Atrial tachycardia (AT) occurring following catheter ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) may be challenging to map and ablate because their mechanism and location is unpredictable and may be multiple in an individual patient...
  84. doi request reprint Transcoronary ethanol ablation for recurrent ventricular tachycardia after failed catheter ablation: an update
    Michifumi Tokuda
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:889-96. 2011
    ..After encouraging results with transcoronary ethanol ablation (TCEA), we began offering TCEA routinely when endocardial and epicardial RFCA failed or a deep intramural substrate was likely...
  85. doi request reprint Clinical predictors of termination and clinical outcome of catheter ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation
    Seiichiro Matsuo
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:788-95. 2009
    ..This study evaluated the role of pre-procedural clinical variables to predict procedural and clinical outcomes of catheter ablation in patients with long-lasting persistent atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  86. ncbi request reprint Acute occlusion of the left circumflex coronary artery during mitral isthmus linear ablation
    Yoshihide Takahashi
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1104-7. 2005
    ....
  87. doi request reprint Ventricular tachycardia ablation: evolution of patients and procedures over 8 years
    Frederic Sacher
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 1:153-61. 2008
    ..We investigated the substrate, procedure, and outcome evolution of all patients referred for VT ablation during the past 8 years...
  88. doi request reprint Computed tomography-fluoroscopy overlay evaluation during catheter ablation of left atrial arrhythmia
    Sebastien Knecht
    1Service de Rythmologie, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Europace 10:931-8. 2008
    ..This two-centre study evaluated a new automatic computed tomography (CT)-fluoroscopy overlay system (EP navigator, Philips Medical Systems, Best, The Netherlands) and the accuracy of different registration methods...
  89. doi request reprint Wide complex tachycardia in a healthy young man
    Isabelle Nault
    Service de Rythmologie, Hopital Cardiologique Haut Leveque, Pessac, France
    Europace 10:1340-2. 2008
    ..Ablation was successfully performed. Left lateral accessory pathways with decremental conduction are rarely encountered...
  90. doi request reprint Ventricular fibrillation with prominent early repolarization associated with a rare variant of KCNJ8/KATP channel
    Michel Haissaguerre
    Universite Bordeaux, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:93-8. 2009
    ..We report the case of a patient presenting dramatic changes in the ECG in association with recurrent VF in whom a novel genetic variant has been identified...
  91. ncbi request reprint [Sudden cardiac death, a major scientific challenge]
    Michel Haissaguerre
    Electrophysiologie Cardiaque, Hopital du Haut leveque, 33604 Pessac
    Bull Acad Natl Med 194:983-93; discussion 993-5. 2010
    ..High-resolution bioelectrical cardiac mapping, functional imaging, and treatment of electrical field disorders are major scientific challenges given their complexity, intraindividual dynamics and interindividual variability...
  92. doi request reprint Tachycardia-induced right ventricular cardiomyopathy: epicardial radiofrequency ablation of an unusual and unexpected ventricular tachycardia
    Pierre Laurent Massoure
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Pessac, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:813-7. 2009
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  93. doi request reprint Characteristics of recurrent ventricular fibrillation associated with inferolateral early repolarization role of drug therapy
    Michel Haissaguerre
    Universite Bordeaux, CHU Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:612-9. 2009
    ..Our purpose was to evaluate the efficacy of antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) in recurrent ventricular fibrillation (VF) associated with inferolateral early repolarization pattern on the electrocardiogram...
  94. ncbi request reprint Catheter ablation versus antiarrhythmic drugs for atrial fibrillation: the A4 study
    Pierre Jais
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circulation 118:2498-505. 2008
    ..The mainstay of treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF) remains pharmacological; however, catheter ablation has increasingly been used over the last decade. The relative merits of each strategy have not been extensively studied...
  95. ncbi request reprint [The place of ablation in the treatment of atrial fibrillation: where are we and where are we going?]
    P Jais
    Service de Rythmologie, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Pessac
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 97:1071-7. 2004
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint [Mapping and ablation of malignant ventricular arrhythmias]
    M Hocini
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Pessac
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 98:34-41. 2005
    ..The clinical results were spectacular: 88% of patients had no further episodes of ventricular fibrillation as demonstrated by analysis of the defibrillator with an average follow-up period of more than 34 months...
  97. ncbi request reprint [Identification of candidates for multisite pacing: results and presumed mechanisms of action after five years experience]
    S Reuter
    Département d electrophysiologie et de stimulation cardiaque, Service du Pr Clementy, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Pessac
    Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 99:155-63. 2006
    ..Echocardiography allows observation of electromechanical delay and opens new perspectives in the future for selecting patients for pacing. Ar..
  98. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation ablation: a multicenter study
    Sebastien Knecht
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:522-8. 2009
    ..This multicenter study sought to evaluate the long-term follow-up of patients ablated for idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (VF)...
  99. ncbi request reprint Fever as a precipitant of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation in patients with normal hearts
    Jean Luc Pasquie
    Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque and the Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1271-6. 2004
    ..Emerging evidence implicates triggers originating predominantly from the distal Purkinje arborization and the right ventricular outflow tract...
  100. ncbi request reprint [Atrial fibrillation in elderly patients]
    Pierre Laurent Massoure
    Hopital Cardiologique Haut Leveque, CHU de Bordeaux, Pessac, France
    Rev Prat 59:1365-9. 2009
    ..Anticoagulation is the current treatment modality in AF patients at high or intermediate risk, which is the case of most of the elderly patients. Major hemorrhage risk must be systematically evaluated...
  101. doi request reprint Catheter ablation for patients with ventricular fibrillation
    Matthew Wright
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II, Bordeaux, France
    Curr Opin Cardiol 24:56-60. 2009
    ..The recent advances in ventricular fibrillation ablation will be reviewed...