Thomas Arentz

Summary

Affiliation: Herz-Zentrum Bad Krozingen
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Transesophageal echocardiography in comparison with magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of pulmonary vein stenosis after radiofrequency ablation therapy
    Nikolaus Jander
    Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 18:654-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Small or large isolation areas around the pulmonary veins for the treatment of atrial fibrillation? Results from a prospective randomized study
    Thomas Arentz
    Herz Zentrum, Abteilung Rhythmologie, Südring 15, 79189 Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Circulation 115:3057-63. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary haemodynamics at rest and during exercise in patients with significant pulmonary vein stenosis after radiofrequency catheter ablation for drug resistant atrial fibrillation
    Thomas Arentz
    Abteilung Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Südring 15, 79188 Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Eur Heart J 26:1410-4. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of circumferential ostial radiofrequency lesions on pulmonary vein activation recorded with a multipolar basket catheter
    Thomas Arentz
    Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:302-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint "Dormant" pulmonary vein conduction revealed by adenosine after ostial radiofrequency catheter ablation
    Thomas Arentz
    Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1041-7. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint [3-d mapping of pulmonary veins using a multipolar basket catheter. Implications for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation]
    Thomas Arentz
    Abteilung Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen
    Herz 28:566-74. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and safety of pulmonary vein isolation using a new mapping and navigation system in patients with refractory atrial fibrillation
    Thomas Arentz
    Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Circulation 108:2484-90. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Incidence of pulmonary vein stenosis 2 years after radiofrequency catheter ablation of refractory atrial fibrillation
    Thomas Arentz
    Herz Zentrum, Südring 15, 79188 Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Eur Heart J 24:963-9. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of atrial overdrive pacing on pulmonary vein focal discharge in patients with atrial fibrillation
    T Arentz
    Herz Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Rhythmologie, Germany
    Europace 5:25-31. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint High-density mapping of spontaneous pulmonary vein activity initiating atrial fibrillation in humans
    Thomas Arentz
    Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:31-8. 2007

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Transesophageal echocardiography in comparison with magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of pulmonary vein stenosis after radiofrequency ablation therapy
    Nikolaus Jander
    Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 18:654-9. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that combining peak velocity with a stenotic flow pattern improves diagnosis compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Small or large isolation areas around the pulmonary veins for the treatment of atrial fibrillation? Results from a prospective randomized study
    Thomas Arentz
    Herz Zentrum, Abteilung Rhythmologie, Südring 15, 79189 Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Circulation 115:3057-63. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that isolation of large areas around both ipsilateral PVs with verification of conduction block is more effective than the isolation of each individual PV...
  3. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary haemodynamics at rest and during exercise in patients with significant pulmonary vein stenosis after radiofrequency catheter ablation for drug resistant atrial fibrillation
    Thomas Arentz
    Abteilung Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Südring 15, 79188 Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Eur Heart J 26:1410-4. 2005
    ..We provide long-term follow-up data in patients with significant PV stenosis including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and Swan Ganz (SG) right heart catheterization...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of circumferential ostial radiofrequency lesions on pulmonary vein activation recorded with a multipolar basket catheter
    Thomas Arentz
    Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:302-8. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effects of circumferential radiofrequency lesions around the ostia on PV activation...
  5. ncbi request reprint "Dormant" pulmonary vein conduction revealed by adenosine after ostial radiofrequency catheter ablation
    Thomas Arentz
    Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1041-7. 2004
    ..We studied the effects of adenosine on the activation of the pulmonary veins (PVs) after successful ostial isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  6. ncbi request reprint [3-d mapping of pulmonary veins using a multipolar basket catheter. Implications for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation]
    Thomas Arentz
    Abteilung Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen
    Herz 28:566-74. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and safety of pulmonary vein isolation using a new mapping and navigation system in patients with refractory atrial fibrillation
    Thomas Arentz
    Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Circulation 108:2484-90. 2003
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Incidence of pulmonary vein stenosis 2 years after radiofrequency catheter ablation of refractory atrial fibrillation
    Thomas Arentz
    Herz Zentrum, Südring 15, 79188 Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Eur Heart J 24:963-9. 2003
    ..In this study, we investigated the incidence of pulmonary vein stenosis after radiofrequency catheter ablation of refractory atrial fibrillation by systematic long-term follow-up...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of atrial overdrive pacing on pulmonary vein focal discharge in patients with atrial fibrillation
    T Arentz
    Herz Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Rhythmologie, Germany
    Europace 5:25-31. 2003
    ..However, the effect of atrial overdrive pacing on these pulmonary vein foci has not been studied...
  10. ncbi request reprint High-density mapping of spontaneous pulmonary vein activity initiating atrial fibrillation in humans
    Thomas Arentz
    Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:31-8. 2007
    ..High-density three-dimensional (3D) mapping of the pulmonary vein (PV)-left atrial (LA) junction was performed to characterize spontaneous PV activity in humans...
  11. doi request reprint Cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation guided by transesophageal echocardiography: novel aspects on an emerging ablation technique
    Claudia Herrera Siklody
    Department of Electrophysiology, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:1197-202. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that PV mechanical occlusion monitored with TEE could predict effective electrical isolation...
  12. doi request reprint Cellular damage, platelet activation, and inflammatory response after pulmonary vein isolation: a randomized study comparing radiofrequency ablation with cryoablation
    Claudia Herrera Siklódy
    Herz Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 9:189-96. 2012
    ..Experimental data suggest that use of cryoablation in pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is associated with less cell damage and less thrombus formation compared to radiofrequency (RF) energy...
  13. doi request reprint Pre-ablative predictors of atrial fibrillation recurrence following pulmonary vein isolation: the potential role of inflammation
    Konstantinos P Letsas
    Arrhythmia Service, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Europace 11:158-63. 2009
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic differentiation of common type atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia from atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia via a concealed accessory pathway
    Konstantinos P Letsas
    Division of Rhythmology, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Acta Cardiol 65:171-6. 2010
    ....
  15. doi request reprint "Dormant transisthmus conduction" revealed by adenosine after cavotricuspid isthmus ablation
    Heiko Lehrmann
    Arrhythmia Department, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 9:1942-6. 2012
    ..Despite a high acute success rate, reconduction through the CTI may occur in approximately 15% of patients and eventually lead to flutter recurrence...
  16. doi request reprint Pressure-guided cryoballoon isolation of the pulmonary veins for the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Claudia Herrera Siklody
    Department of Electrophysiology, Herz Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:120-5. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to correlate mechanical PV occlusion with changes in a pressure curve recorded at the distal tip of the cryoballoon catheter...
  17. doi request reprint Tpeak-Tend interval and Tpeak-Tend/QT ratio as markers of ventricular tachycardia inducibility in subjects with Brugada ECG phenotype
    Konstantinos P Letsas
    Abteilung Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Südring 15, 79189 Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Europace 12:271-4. 2010
    ..The present study investigated whether several ECG markers of ventricular repolarization are associated with ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF) inducibility in subjects with type 1 ECG pattern of Brugada syndrome (BS)...
  18. doi request reprint Predictors of atrial tachyarrhythmias in subjects with type 1 ECG pattern of Brugada syndrome
    Konstantinos P Letsas
    Arrhythmia Service, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:500-5. 2009
    ..The present study aimed to investigate whether various 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and electrophysiological parameters may help to differentiate subjects with a high probability to develop ATs...
  19. ncbi request reprint Platelet activation and myocardial necrosis in patients undergoing radiofrequency and cryoablation of isthmus-dependent atrial flutter
    Willibald Hochholzer
    Herz Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Suedring 15, 79189, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Europace 9:490-5. 2007
    ..Due to the delayed occurrence of cryolesions it is currently unknown, if cryoenergy and RF energy are associated with similar platelet activation and myocardial necrosis in the days after the procedure...
  20. doi request reprint The impact of body mass index on the efficacy and safety of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Konstantinos P Letsas
    Laboratory of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 164:94-8. 2013
    ..Obesity is a well established risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF) development. Our purpose was to determine the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency catheter ablation of AF...
  21. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of recipient-to-donor atrioatrial conduction with Wenckebach-like phenomenon after orthotopic heart transplantation
    Konstantinos P Letsas
    Arrhythmia Service, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 27:917-20. 2008
    ..Radio-frequency energy application resulted in immediate recipient-to-donor conduction block...
  22. doi request reprint Pulmonary edema after extensive radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Reinhold Weber
    Herz Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:748-52. 2008
    ..We describe a new complication after extensive radiofrequency (RF) ablation in the left atrium (LA) for persistent AF...
  23. doi request reprint Prevalence of early repolarization pattern in inferolateral leads in patients with Brugada syndrome
    Konstantinos P Letsas
    Arrhythmia Service, Herz Zentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 5:1685-9. 2008
    ..Recent data have shown a high incidence of the early repolarization pattern confined in inferolateral leads in patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation...
  24. doi request reprint Adenosine sensitive focal atrial tachycardia originating from the non-coronary aortic cusp
    Reinhold Weber
    Abteilung Rhythmologie, Herz Zentrum, Südring 15, 79189 Bad Krozingen, Germany
    Europace 11:823-6. 2009
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Incidence of asymptomatic intracranial embolic events after pulmonary vein isolation: comparison of different atrial fibrillation ablation technologies in a multicenter study
    Claudia Herrera Siklódy
    Arrhythmia Department, Herz Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 58:681-8. 2011
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Sinus node disease in subjects with type 1 ECG pattern of Brugada syndrome
    Konstantinos P Letsas
    Second Department of Cardiology, Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens, Greece
    J Cardiol 61:227-31. 2013
    ..The present study investigated the incidence of SND in subjects with type 1 electrocardiogram (ECG) pattern of BS...
  27. ncbi request reprint Venice Chart international consensus document on atrial fibrillation ablation
    Andrea Natale
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:560-80. 2007
  28. ncbi request reprint Dissociated pulmonary vein arrhythmia: incidence and characteristics
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Service du Professeur Clementy Room 338, 3rd West, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, Bordeaux Pessac 33604, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:1173-9. 2003
    ..The incidence and characteristics of dissociated arrhythmia confined to the pulmonary vein (PV) following disconnection have not been described in a large number of patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Mapping and ablation of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation
    Michel Haissaguerre
    Hopital Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circulation 106:962-7. 2002
    ..Ventricular fibrillation is the main mechanism of sudden cardiac death. The feasibility of eliminating recurrent episodes by catheter ablation has not been reported...
  30. ncbi request reprint Return to the ice age?
    Thomas Arentz
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:370-1. 2005
  31. ncbi request reprint Successful catheter ablation of electrical storm after myocardial infarction
    Dietmar Bansch
    Department of Cardiology, AK St Georg, Hamburg, Germany
    Circulation 108:3011-6. 2003
    ..All episodes of ventricular arrhythmias were triggered by monomorphic ventricular premature beats (VPBs) with a right bundle-branch block morphology (RBBB)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Role of Purkinje conducting system in triggering of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation
    Michel Haissaguerre
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Lancet 359:677-8. 2002
    ..Long-term follow-up is necessary to establish that ablation is curative and avoids use of a defibrillator...