Thomas Neumann

Summary

Affiliation: Bad Nauheim
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Cryoballoon ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: 5-year outcome after single procedure and predictors of success
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Benekestr 2 8, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Europace 15:1143-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation with the cryoballoon technique results from a prospective 3-center study
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:273-8. 2008
  3. doi request reprint 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
  4. doi request reprint 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
  5. doi request reprint 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. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic recurrences of atrial fibrillation after pulmonary vein isolation
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Europace 8:495-8. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Impact of impaired renal function and metabolic syndrome on the recurrence of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation: a long term follow-up
    Alexander Berkowitsch
    Kerckhoff Heart Centre, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:532-43. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Major determinants of myocardial injury after pulmonary vein isolation with radiofrequency ablation
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Centre, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Kardiol Pol 70:549-54. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint 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
  10. ncbi request reprint A decrease in pulmonary vein diameter after radiofrequency ablation predicts the development of severe stenosis
    Alexander Berkowitsch
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Clinic, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:S83-5. 2005

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. doi request reprint Cryoballoon ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: 5-year outcome after single procedure and predictors of success
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Benekestr 2 8, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Europace 15:1143-9. 2013
    ..This study describes 5 years follow-up results and predictors of success of CB ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF)...
  2. doi request reprint Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation with the cryoballoon technique results from a prospective 3-center study
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:273-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy safety of the novel cryoballoon device (Arctic Front, Cryocath, Quebec, Canada)...
  3. doi request reprint 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)...
  4. doi request reprint 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...
  5. doi request reprint 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. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic recurrences of atrial fibrillation after pulmonary vein isolation
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Europace 8:495-8. 2006
    ..We evaluated the success of ablation by using the following measurements: (i) clinical symptoms and duration of symptoms noticed by patients and (ii) synchronous event recording (ER)...
  7. doi request reprint Impact of impaired renal function and metabolic syndrome on the recurrence of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation: a long term follow-up
    Alexander Berkowitsch
    Kerckhoff Heart Centre, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:532-43. 2012
    ..The goal of this study was to analyze impact of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and impaired renal function on long-term follow-up after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Major determinants of myocardial injury after pulmonary vein isolation with radiofrequency ablation
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Centre, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Kardiol Pol 70:549-54. 2012
    ..We applied measurements of the blood concentration of cTnI as a surrogate parameter for the injured cell mass...
  9. ncbi request reprint 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint A decrease in pulmonary vein diameter after radiofrequency ablation predicts the development of severe stenosis
    Alexander Berkowitsch
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Clinic, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:S83-5. 2005
    ..0001). By multivariate Cox regression model, after adjustment of procedure variables, RRPVD1 was the strongest predictor of development of severe PVS. RRPVD1 >/=25% was a strong independent predictor of development of severe PVS...
  11. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of atrial fibrillation burden as a predictor for success of pulmonary vein isolation
    Alexander Berkowitsch
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Klinik, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:1292-301. 2005
    ..We assessed primarily the usefulness and predictive accuracy (PA) of AF (atrial fibrillation) burden (AFB) within the first 3 months after the procedure as an early predictor for curative success as well as reduction of symptoms...
  12. doi request reprint 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous pulmonary vein stenting for the treatment of severe stenosis after pulmonary vein isolation
    Thomas Neumann
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1180-8. 2005
    ..The aim of our study was the evaluation of the severity and long-term outcome of primary angioplasty and angioplasty with pulmonary vein stenting for PVS...
  14. doi request reprint Therapy with renin-angiotensin system blockers after pulmonary vein isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation: who is a responder?
    Alexander Berkowitsch
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:1101-11. 2010
    ..The goal of this analysis was to identify cohort of patients with AF and hypertension, who may have benefit from RASB therapy after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI)...
  15. doi request reprint 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint Ipsilateral circumferential radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation with irrigated tip catheter: long-term outcome and pre-procedural predictors
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center
    Circ J 77:2280-7. 2013
    ..The predictors of 5-year follow-up (FU) after single ipsilateral circumferential antrum pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with irrigated tip catheter were investigated...
  17. doi request reprint 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...
  18. doi request reprint 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Repeated catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: how to predict outcome?
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center
    Circ J 77:2271-9. 2013
    ..Pre-procedural predictors (PP) of atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence (AFR) after repeated catheter ablation of AF (RCAF) are unknown. The aim of this study was identification of PP of outcome after RCAF...
  20. doi request reprint Multi-detector computed tomography is equivalent to trans-oesophageal echocardiography for the assessment of the aortic annulus before transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    Johannes Rixe
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Eur Radiol 22:2662-9. 2012
    ..We sought to investigate the correlation between trans-oesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) for annulus diameter assessment before TAVI...
  21. ncbi request reprint Detection of relevant coronary artery disease using dual-source computed tomography in a high probability patient series: comparison with invasive angiography
    Johannes Rixe
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Centre, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Circ J 73:316-22. 2009
    ..3% and overall accuracy of 92.1%. Conclusions Even at elevated heart rates, DSCT can reliably detect coronary artery stenoses and the results correlate well with those for invasive coronary angiography...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein diameter reduction after radiofrequency catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation evaluated by contrast-enhanced three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging
    Thorsten Dill
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Circulation 107:845-50. 2003
    ..Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) was used to visualize pulmonary veins and was compared with radiographic angiography...
  23. ncbi request reprint Invasive optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy: role of sequential biventricular and left ventricular pacing
    Klaus Kurzidim
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Klinik, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:754-61. 2005
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  24. doi request reprint Prospective randomized comparison of durability of bidirectional conduction block in the cavotricuspid isthmus in patients after ablation of common atrial flutter using cryothermy and radiofrequency energy: the CRYOTIP study
    Malte Kuniss
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Klinik, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 6:1699-705. 2009
    ..Long-term success requires persistence of bidirectional conduction block (BCB) in the inferior cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI)...
  25. pmc Evaluation of atrial fibrillation burden before catheter ablation predicts outcome after pulmonary vein isolation
    Alexander Berkowitsch
    Dept of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Klinik, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J 9:138-50. 2009
    ..001; Group 1 vs. Group 3, p< .001; Group 2 vs. Group 3, p = 0.46). CONCLUSIONS: Low AFB < 500 h /3 months was associated with better outcome after PVI. Patients with PAF and high AFB should be treated as patients with PersAF...
  26. ncbi request reprint Risk stratification using heart rate turbulence and ventricular arrhythmia in MADIT II: usefulness and limitations of a 10-minute holter recording
    Alexander Berkowitsch
    Cardiology Unit of Kerckhoff Clinic, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 9:270-9. 2004
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  27. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale in adult patients using the Amplatzer occlusion device: no evidence for thrombus deposition with antiplatelet agents
    Roland R Brandt
    Division of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:1094-8. 2002
    ..In conclusion, our results obtained from a modest number of patients indicate that antiplatelet therapy is safe and effective in preventing thrombus formation on the septal occluder surface...
  28. ncbi request reprint Quality-of-life in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation: results of long-term follow-up
    Ali Erdogan
    University of Giessen, Med Klinik, Dept of Cardiology, Klinikstr, 36, D 35392 Giessen, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:678-84. 2003
    ..Patients with PAF experience a significant improvement in QOL after a successful catheter ablation. In contrast, in patients with recurrence of PAF the QOL showed improvement to a lesser extent and patients experienced ongoing symptoms...
  29. ncbi request reprint Comparison between pulsed and continuous radiofrequency delivery
    Ali Erdogan
    Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Department of Cardiology Angiology, 35392, Giessen, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 20:21-4. 2007
    ..The purpose of our study was to determine the feasibility of ostial pulmonary vein isolation and to compare continuous radiofrequency (RF) with pulsed RF concerning homogeneity and transmurality of produced lesions...
  30. ncbi request reprint Microwave, irrigated, pulsed, or conventional radiofrequency energy source: which energy source for which catheter ablation?
    Ali Erdogan
    Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Department of Cardiology Angiology, Giessen, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:504-6. 2003
    ..Cooled or pulsed RF energy delivery created deeper transmural lesions than conventional RF. To create linear lesions at anatomically complex sites (isthmus), microwave energy seemed superior by rapidly creating deep and long lesions...