Damir Erkapic

Summary

Publications:
Erkapic D, Amberger F, Bushoven P, Ehrlich J. More Safety with more Energy – Survived electrical storm with 40J shocks. Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol 2011;22(4):252-254.

Wójcik M, Janin S, Neumann T, Kuniss M, Berkowitsch A, Erkapic D, Zaltsberg S, Madlener K, Wysokiński A, Hamm CW, Pitschner HF. Which standard biomarkers are useful for the evaluation of myocardial injury after pulmonary vein isolation with cryoballoon? Kardiol Pol. 2011;69(11):1151-5.

Erkapic D, De Rosa S, Kelava T, Lehmann R, Fichtlscherer S, Hohnloser SH. Risk for permanent pacemaker requirement after transcatheter aortic valve implantation – A comprehensive analysis of the literature. Journal of Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2011: Nov 3 doi:10.1111/j.1540-8167.2011.02211.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Erkapic D, Duray GZ, Bauernfeind T, Rosa SD, Hohnloser SH. Insulation defects of thin high-voltage ICD leads: an underestimated problem? Journal of Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2011;22(9):1018-22.

Bauernfeind T, Erkapic D, Hohnloser SH. Innovative pharmacological approaches to managing atrial fibrillation: the importance of reducing cardiovascular hospitalizations. Innovations in cardiac rhythm management. 2011: accepted and published online January 12, 2011.

Kauferstein S, Kiehne N, Erkapic D, Schmidt J, Hamm CW, Bratzke H, Pitschner HF, Kuniss M, Neumann T. A novel mutation in the cardiac ryanodine receptor gene (RyR2) in a patient with an unequivocal LQTS. Int J Cardiol 2010;146(2):249-250.

Neumann T, Kuniss M, Conradi G, Janin S, Berkowitsch A, Wojcik M, Rixe J, Erkapic D, Zaltsberg S, Rolf A, Bachmann G, Dill T, Hamm CW, Pitschner HF. MEDAFI-Trial (Micro-embolization during ablation of atrial fibrillation): comparison of pulmonary vein isolation using cryoballon technique vs. radiofrequency energy. Europace 2010 Jan:13(1):37-44.

Janin S, Wojcik M, Kuniss M, Berkowitsch A, Erkapic D, Zaltsberg S, Ecarnot F, Hamm CW, Pitschner HF, Neumann T. Pulmonary vein antrum isolation and terminal part of the P wave. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010 Jul; 33(7):784-789.

Erkapic D, Kim W, Weber M, Möllmann H, Berkowitsch A, Zaltsberg S, Pajitnev D, Rixe J, Neumann T, Kuniss M, Sperzel J, Hamm CW, Pitschner HF. Electrocardiographic and further predictors for permanent pacemaker requirement after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Europace 2010; 12(8):1188-90.

Neumann T, Kuniss M, Erkapic D, Zaltsberg S, Berkowitsch A, Pajitnev D, Wojcik M, Janin S, Hamm CW, Pitschner HF. Acute and long-term results of PVI at antrum using a novel high-density mapping catheter without help of 3D electro-anatomic mapping in patients with paroxysmal and chronic atrial fibrillation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2010; 27(2):101-108.

Neumann T, Kuniss M, Conradi G, Sperzel J, Berkowitsch A, Zaltsberg S, Wojcik M, Erkapic D, Dill T Hamm CW., Pitschner HF. Pulmonary vein stenting for the treatment of acquired severe pulmonary vein stenosis after pulmonary vein isolation: Clinical implications after long-term follow-up of 4 years. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2009 Mar;20(3):251-7.

Erkapic D, Rixe J, Strunk J, Hamm CW, Dill T. Acute aortitis with spinal artery an aneurysms detected by contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. Clinical Research in Cardiology 2009 Jan. 98(1):59-61.

Erkapic D, Pitschner HF. Complications after ablation of supraventricular tachycardias. Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol. 2008 Jun;19:33-37.

Erkapic D, Neumann T, Schmitt J, Sperzel J, Berkowitsch A, Kuniss M, Hamm CW, Pitschner HF. Electrical storm in a patient with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and SCN5A mutation. Europace 2008; 10:884-887.

Mohrs OK, Petersen SE, Erkapic D, Victor A, Schlosser T, Nowak B, Kauczor HU, Voigtländer T. Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging before and after transcatheter occlusion of a patent foramen ovale. American Journal of Roentgenology 2007; 188: 844-849.

Mohrs OK, Petersen SE, Erkapic D, Rubel C, Schraeder R, Nowak B, Fach WA, Kauczor HU, Voigtlaender T. Diagnosis of patent foramen ovale using contrast-enhanced MRI - a pilot study. American Journal of Roentgenology 2005; 184:234-240.

Publications

  1. doi Electrical storm in a patient with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and SCN5A mutation
    Damir Erkapic
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Benekestr 2 8, Bad Nauheim 61231, Germany
    Europace 10:884-7. 2008
  2. doi [Complications after ablation of supraventricular tachycardias]
    Damir Erkapic
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Benekestrasse 2 8, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol 19:79-83. 2008
  3. doi Electrocardiographic and further predictors for permanent pacemaker requirement after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    Damir Erkapic
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Benekestrasse 2 8, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Europace 12:1188-90. 2010
  4. doi Pulmonary vein antrum isolation and terminal part of the P wave
    Sebastien Janin
    Kerckhoff Heart Center, Department of Cardiology, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:784-9. 2010
  5. doi Pulmonary vein stenting for the treatment of acquired severe pulmonary vein stenosis after pulmonary vein isolation: clinical implications after long-term follow-up of 4 years
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:251-7. 2009
  6. doi Acute and long-term results of PVI at antrum using a novel high-density mapping catheter without help of 3D electro-anatomic mapping in patients with paroxysmal and chronic atrial fibrillation
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 27:101-8. 2010
  7. doi MEDAFI-Trial (Micro-embolization during ablation of atrial fibrillation): comparison of pulmonary vein isolation using cryoballoon technique vs. radiofrequency energy
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Benekestrasse 2 8, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Europace 13:37-44. 2011
  8. ncbi Which standard biomarkers are useful for the evaluation of myocardial injury after pulmonary vein isolation with cryoballoon?
    Maciej Wojcik
    Kerckhoff Heart Centre Department of Cardiology, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Kardiol Pol 69:1151-5. 2011
  9. doi Limitations of biomarkers serum levels during pulmonary vein isolation
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Rev Esp Cardiol 64:127-32. 2011
  10. doi More safety with more energy: survival of electrical storm with 40-J shocks
    D Erkapic
    Department of Cardiology, Division of Clinical Electrophysiology, J W Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol 22:252-4. 2011

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. doi Electrical storm in a patient with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and SCN5A mutation
    Damir Erkapic
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Benekestr 2 8, Bad Nauheim 61231, Germany
    Europace 10:884-7. 2008
    ..The patient was treated with a combination of quinidine and verapamil and since then remained free of arrhythmias...
  2. doi [Complications after ablation of supraventricular tachycardias]
    Damir Erkapic
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Benekestrasse 2 8, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol 19:79-83. 2008
    ..In experienced electrophysiological centres a complication rate of < 2% and an intention to treat mortality of < 0.1% can be expected...
  3. doi Electrocardiographic and further predictors for permanent pacemaker requirement after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    Damir Erkapic
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Benekestrasse 2 8, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Europace 12:1188-90. 2010
    ..Therefore, patients with the presence of RBBB before TAVI may be at lower risk for PM implantation using the Edwards Sapiens System...
  4. doi Pulmonary vein antrum isolation and terminal part of the P wave
    Sebastien Janin
    Kerckhoff Heart Center, Department of Cardiology, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:784-9. 2010
    ..Our purpose was to describe the modifications of the P-wave duration and Ptf after pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) in patients with paroxysmal AF...
  5. doi Pulmonary vein stenting for the treatment of acquired severe pulmonary vein stenosis after pulmonary vein isolation: clinical implications after long-term follow-up of 4 years
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:251-7. 2009
    ..Whether there is additional long-term benefit from PVS stenting is uncertain. The aim of this study was the evaluation of the long-term success after PV stenting of severe stenosis...
  6. doi Acute and long-term results of PVI at antrum using a novel high-density mapping catheter without help of 3D electro-anatomic mapping in patients with paroxysmal and chronic atrial fibrillation
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 27:101-8. 2010
    ..We tested the effectiveness and safety of a conventional, fully endocardial electrogram-guided circumferential antrum isolation (PVI) with a novel mapping device...
  7. doi MEDAFI-Trial (Micro-embolization during ablation of atrial fibrillation): comparison of pulmonary vein isolation using cryoballoon technique vs. radiofrequency energy
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Benekestrasse 2 8, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Europace 13:37-44. 2011
    ..The purpose of this prospective pilot study was to analyse the incidence and possible impact of cryo ablation on cerebral lesions and possible differences to radiofrequency (RF) ablation during pulmonary vein isolation (PVI)...
  8. ncbi Which standard biomarkers are useful for the evaluation of myocardial injury after pulmonary vein isolation with cryoballoon?
    Maciej Wojcik
    Kerckhoff Heart Centre Department of Cardiology, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Kardiol Pol 69:1151-5. 2011
    ..We applied measurements of the blood concentration of cardio-specific biomarkers as surrogates for the injured cell mass...
  9. doi Limitations of biomarkers serum levels during pulmonary vein isolation
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Rev Esp Cardiol 64:127-32. 2011
    ..We studied possible different thermal stability and usability of the proteins released by cardiac cells injured by different energy sources...
  10. doi More safety with more energy: survival of electrical storm with 40-J shocks
    D Erkapic
    Department of Cardiology, Division of Clinical Electrophysiology, J W Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
    Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol 22:252-4. 2011
    ..Jude Medical, Sylmar, CA, USA). Using a combination of high energy and optimized fixed millisecond duration biphasic waveform shock, successful defibrillation could be achieved at 8 J below the programmed maximum energy level...