Thomas Neumann

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Affiliation: Bad Nauheim
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Predictors of early and late left atrial tachycardia and left atrial flutter after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: long-term follow-up
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany Department of Cardiology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany
    Cardiol J 22:557-66. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation: How important is the proper selection of patients?
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Cardiol J 22:194-200. 2015
  3. 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
  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 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. doi request reprint Predictors of early and late left atrial tachycardia and left atrial flutter after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: long-term follow-up
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany Department of Cardiology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany
    Cardiol J 22:557-66. 2015
    ..The aim of the study was identification of the predictors of left atrial tachycardia and left atrial flutter (LATAFL) after radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (CAAF)...
  2. doi request reprint Cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation: How important is the proper selection of patients?
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Cardiol J 22:194-200. 2015
    ..Relation between pre-procedural selection of patients and the success rate after a single cryoballoon ablation (CAB) procedure is unknown...
  3. 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)...
  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 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)...
  6. 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)...
  7. 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...
  8. 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)...
  9. 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)...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Discordant effects of nicotine on endothelial cell proliferation, migration, and the inward rectifier potassium current
    Christoph Rüdiger Wolfram Kuhlmann
    Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Klinikstr 36, 35392 Giessen, Germany
    J Mol Cell Cardiol 38:315-22. 2005
    ..05). Our data indicate that the modulation of K(ir) seems to be an essential pathway in the antagonistic effects of nicotine on bFGF-mediated endothelial cell growth, migration and NO-formation...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Quercetin-induced induction of the NO/cGMP pathway depends on Ca2+-activated K+ channel-induced hyperpolarization-mediated Ca2+-entry into cultured human endothelial cells
    Christoph R Kuhlmann
    Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Planta Med 71:520-4. 2005
    ..Increased NO production is responsible for the quercetin-dependent inhibition of endothelial proliferation...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint The K+-channel opener NS1619 increases endothelial NO-synthesis involving p42/p44 MAP-kinase
    Christoph Rüdiger Wolfram Kuhlmann
    Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Dept of Cardiology and Angiology, Klinikstr 36, 35392 Giessen, Germany
    Thromb Haemost 92:1099-107. 2004
    ..Our data demonstrate that NS1619 causes a transmembrane Ca(2+)-influx leading to an increased NO production involving p42/p44(MAPK). This rise of NO formation is responsible for the NS1619 induced reduction of endothelial cell growth...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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)...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint Dose-dependent activation of Ca2+-activated K+ channels by ethanol contributes to improved endothelial cell functions
    Christoph R W Kuhlmann
    Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:1005-11. 2004
    ..Therefore, we investigated whether Ca-activated K channels (BKCa) are modulated by EtOH. Furthermore, we examined whether EtOH-induced changes of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) formation and cell proliferation are due to BKCa activation...
  25. doi request reprint Limitations of biomarkers serum levels during pulmonary vein isolation
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
    Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 64:127-32. 2011
    ..We studied possible different thermal stability and usability of the proteins released by cardiac cells injured by different energy sources...
  26. ncbi request reprint Statins prevent oxidized low-density lipoprotein- and lysophosphatidylcholine-induced proliferation of human endothelial cells
    Christian Alexander Schaefer
    Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Klinikstr 36, 35 392 Giessen, Germany
    Vascul Pharmacol 41:67-73. 2004
    ..Our results demonstrate an interesting direct effect of statins on the proliferation of human endothelial cells induced by oxLDL and LPC, which may be beneficial to prevent vascular effects of these atherogenic lipids...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Lysophosphatidylcholine-induced modulation of Ca(2+)-activated K(+)channels contributes to ROS-dependent proliferation of cultured human endothelial cells
    Christoph Rüdiger Wolfram Kuhlmann
    Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Klinikstrasse 36, Giessen 35392, Germany
    J Mol Cell Cardiol 36:675-82. 2004
    ..In addition LPC-induced BK(Ca)-activation contributes to increased cGMP levels, if ROS production is prevented by AS...
  29. doi request reprint Clinical impact of a novel three-dimensional electrocardiographic imaging for non-invasive mapping of ventricular arrhythmias-a prospective randomized trial
    Damir Erkapic
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Benekestr 2 8, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany Department of Cardiology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Europace 17:591-7. 2015
    ..We sought to evaluate the clinical impact of this system in routine clinical mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Learning curve in cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation: eight-year experience
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center
    Circ J 78:1612-8. 2014
    ..We analyzed the procedural experience cryoballoon ablation (CBA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) gained over 8 years in a high-volume centre to understand the influence of the learning curve on feasibility, safety and clinical outcome...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. doi request reprint The Impact of Left Atrial Surface Area and the Second Generation Cryoballoon on Clinical Outcome of Atrial Fibrillation Cryoablation
    Harald Greiss
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 38:815-24. 2015
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Cryoballoon ablation in young patients with lone paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
    Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 67:558-63. 2014
    ..Long-term efficacy following cryoballoon ablation of lone paroxysmal atrial fibrillation remains unknown. We describe long-term follow-up results of the single cryoballoon ablation procedure...
  35. doi request reprint Score associated with the outcome after multiple ablation procedures in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Maciej Wojcik
    Department of Cardiology, Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 37:682-90. 2014
    ..Multiple procedures (MPs) are often needed to achieve the satisfactory outcome. The aim of the study was to assess the outcome after MPs in AF patients categorized to risk-score groups...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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
    ....
  39. 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)...
  40. 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...
  41. 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
    ....
  42. 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...
  43. ncbi request reprint Basic fibroblast growth factor-induced endothelial proliferation and NO synthesis involves inward rectifier K+ current
    Wolfram Scharbrodt
    Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 24:1229-33. 2004
    ..Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) acts as a vasodilatator and angiogenic factor. Therefore, we investigated the effect of bFGF on K(ir) and assessed the role in proliferation and nitric oxide (NO) formation of endothelial cells...
  44. doi request reprint Ablation of premature ventricular complexes exclusively guided by three-dimensional noninvasive mapping
    Damir Erkapic
    Medical Clinic I, Department of Cardiology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Klinikstrasse 33, Giessen 35392, Germany
    Card Electrophysiol Clin 7:109-15. 2015
    ..With its noninvasive and single beat advantages, ECVUE has the potential to simplify mapping, and reduce ablation and procedural time. ..
  45. 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...
  46. 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...