Christopher Piorkowski

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Steerable sheath catheter navigation for ablation of atrial fibrillation: a case-control study
    Christopher Piorkowski
    University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:863-73. 2008
  2. pmc Computed tomography model-based treatment of atrial fibrillation and atrial macro-re-entrant tachycardia
    Christopher Piorkowski
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 10:939-48. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Value of different follow-up strategies to assess the efficacy of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation for the curative treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Christopher Piorkowski
    University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Department of Electrophysiology Strümpellstrasse, Leipzig, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1286-92. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation and linear left atrial ablation as a single-catheter technique to achieve bidirectional conduction block: the pace-and-ablate approach
    Charlotte Eitel
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig Heart Center, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 7:157-64. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Six-month follow-up of isthmus-dependent right atrial flutter ablation using a remote magnetic catheter navigation system: a case-control study
    Yan Huo
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Acta Cardiol 65:279-83. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of CHADS2, R2CHADS2, and CHA2DS2-VASc scores for the prediction of rhythm outcomes after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: the Leipzig Heart Center AF Ablation Registry
    Jelena Kornej
    University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:281-7. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Long-term results and the predictors of outcome of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using steerable sheath catheter navigation after single procedure in 674 patients
    Arash Arya
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 12:173-80. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Successful nonsurgical treatment of esophagopericardial fistulas after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation: a case series
    Charlotte Eitel
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:675-81. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Use of electrical coupling information in AF catheter ablation: a prospective randomized pilot study
    Thomas Gaspar
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 10:176-81. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Renal dysfunction, stroke risk scores (CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, and R2CHADS2), and the risk of thromboembolic events after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: the Leipzig Heart Center AF Ablation Registry
    Jelena Kornej
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:868-74. 2013

Detail Information

Publications74

  1. doi request reprint Steerable sheath catheter navigation for ablation of atrial fibrillation: a case-control study
    Christopher Piorkowski
    University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:863-73. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to describe atrial fibrillation (AF) mapping and ablation using manually controlled steerable sheath catheter navigation and to compare it against an ablation approach with a nonsteerable sheath...
  2. pmc Computed tomography model-based treatment of atrial fibrillation and atrial macro-re-entrant tachycardia
    Christopher Piorkowski
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 10:939-48. 2008
    ..In this prospective study, ablation of AF and MRT was performed exclusively using a pre-acquired and integrated computed tomography (CT) image for anatomical 3D orientation without electro-anatomic reconstruction of the left atrium (LA)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Value of different follow-up strategies to assess the efficacy of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation for the curative treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Christopher Piorkowski
    University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Department of Electrophysiology Strümpellstrasse, Leipzig, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1286-92. 2005
    ..Several methods of follow-up have been described, and judgment on ablation success often relies on patients' symptoms. However, the optimal follow-up strategy objectively detecting most of the AF recurrences is yet unclear...
  4. doi request reprint Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation and linear left atrial ablation as a single-catheter technique to achieve bidirectional conduction block: the pace-and-ablate approach
    Charlotte Eitel
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig Heart Center, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 7:157-64. 2010
    ..Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation has become a cornerstone for ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). Circular mapping catheter (CMC)-guided techniques for detection of lesion gaps are challenging...
  5. ncbi request reprint Six-month follow-up of isthmus-dependent right atrial flutter ablation using a remote magnetic catheter navigation system: a case-control study
    Yan Huo
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Acta Cardiol 65:279-83. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to compare results between the magnetic navigation system (MNS) and conventional catheter ablation of cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI)-dependent right atrial flutter (AFL) in a case control study...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of CHADS2, R2CHADS2, and CHA2DS2-VASc scores for the prediction of rhythm outcomes after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: the Leipzig Heart Center AF Ablation Registry
    Jelena Kornej
    University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:281-7. 2014
    ..Recurrences of atrial fibrillation (AF) occur in up to 30% within 1 year after catheter ablation. This study evaluated the value of CHADS2, R2CHADS2, and CHA2DS2-VASc scores for the prediction of rhythm outcomes after AF catheter ablation...
  7. doi request reprint Long-term results and the predictors of outcome of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using steerable sheath catheter navigation after single procedure in 674 patients
    Arash Arya
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 12:173-80. 2010
    ..Understanding the predictors of long-term success of single catheter ablation procedure of AF based on CPVA can help to identify those patients who have a high risk of recurrence based on this approach...
  8. doi request reprint Successful nonsurgical treatment of esophagopericardial fistulas after atrial fibrillation catheter ablation: a case series
    Charlotte Eitel
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:675-81. 2013
    ..Surgical treatment is considered the treatment of choice. Alternatively, single case reports describe successful esophageal stenting, but others discourage this approach because of fatal consequences...
  9. doi request reprint Use of electrical coupling information in AF catheter ablation: a prospective randomized pilot study
    Thomas Gaspar
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 10:176-81. 2013
    ..Catheter contact is important for radiofrequency (RF) ablation. Local electrical catheter-to-tissue coupling has been described as a tool to objectively measure contact...
  10. doi request reprint Renal dysfunction, stroke risk scores (CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, and R2CHADS2), and the risk of thromboembolic events after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: the Leipzig Heart Center AF Ablation Registry
    Jelena Kornej
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:868-74. 2013
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  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of worsened left ventricular diastolic dysfunction after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Jedrzej Kosiuk
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 168:3613-5. 2013
    ..Previous studies have suggested that restoration of sinus rhythm with catheter ablation has a positive effect on LVDD, but the prevalence and predictors for worsened LVDD are unknown...
  12. doi request reprint Diagnosis of atrial tachycardias originating from the lower right atrium: importance of P-wave morphology in the precordial leads V3-V6
    Yan Huo
    Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig University, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 15:570-7. 2013
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Late recurrent arrhythmias after ablation of atrial fibrillation: incidence, mechanisms, and treatment
    Richard Kobza
    University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Cardiology, Department of Electrophysiology, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 1:676-83. 2004
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  14. doi request reprint Quantitative analysis of isolation area and rhythm outcome in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after circumferential pulmonary vein antrum isolation using the pace-and-ablate technique
    Kunihiko Kiuchi
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:667-75. 2012
    ..We sought to determine the relationship between the size of the left atrial isolated surface area (ISA) after pulmonary vein antrum isolation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) and rhythm outcome during a 12-month follow-up...
  15. ncbi request reprint Color-coded three-dimensional entrainment mapping for analysis and treatment of atrial macroreentrant tachycardia
    Masahiro Esato
    University of Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 6:349-58. 2009
    ..Mapping and ablation of atrial macroreentrant tachycardia focus on activation mapping with identification of the area of slow conduction...
  16. doi request reprint Outcomes in catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia in dilated nonischemic cardiomyopathy compared with ischemic cardiomyopathy: results from the Prospective Heart Centre of Leipzig VT (HELP-VT) Study
    Borislav Dinov
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Centre, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Circulation 129:728-36. 2014
    ..The Heart Center of Leipzig VT (HELP-VT) study was conducted prospectively to compare outcomes after radiofrequency catheter ablation of VT in patients with NIDCM compared with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Trigger activity more than three years after left atrial linear ablation without pulmonary vein isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Hildegard Tanner
    University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Cardiology, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:338-43. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze trigger activity in the long-term follow-up after left atrial (LA) linear ablation...
  18. doi request reprint Long-term efficacy of single procedure remote magnetic catheter navigation for ablation of ischemic ventricular tachycardia: a retrospective study
    Borislav Dinov
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:499-505. 2012
    ..However, data comparing the effectiveness of both methods are scarce. This study evaluated the acute and long-term success of RMN guided versus manual RF ablation in patients with ischemic sustained ventricular tachycardia (sVT)...
  19. doi request reprint First in human validation of impedance-based catheter tip-to-tissue contact assessment in the left atrium
    Christopher Piorkowski
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:1366-73. 2009
    ..In this study, a new method of contact assessment based on the measurement of the local electrical properties at the catheter tip-to-tissue interface was validated in a blinded fashion in vivo in the human left atrium...
  20. pmc Performance of an implantable automatic atrial fibrillation detection device: impact of software adjustments and relevance of manual episode analysis
    Charlotte Eitel
    Heart Center, Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 13:480-5. 2011
    ..We sought to analyse the clinical value of a new AF monitoring device and to compare it to serial 7-day Holter...
  21. doi request reprint Steerable versus nonsteerable sheath technology in atrial fibrillation ablation: a prospective, randomized study
    Christopher Piorkowski
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Germany
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:157-65. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that rhythm control after interventional AF treatment is more successful using a steerable as compared with a nonsteerable sheath access...
  22. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation supported by novel nonfluoroscopic 4D navigation technology
    Sascha Rolf
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 10:1293-300. 2013
    ..The MediGuide technology (MGT) represents a novel sensor-based electromagnetic 4-dimensional (4D) navigation system allowing real-time catheter tracking in the environment of prerecorded X-ray loops...
  23. doi request reprint Initial experience in ablation of typical atrial flutter using a novel three-dimensional catheter tracking system
    Philipp Sommer
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University Leipzig, Strümpellstr 39, 04289, Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 15:578-81. 2013
    ..First we aimed to demonstrate safety and feasibility of this new technique. Secondly, procedural aspects such as effectiveness, procedure, and fluoroscopy time should be evaluated...
  24. ncbi request reprint Topographic variability of the esophageal left atrial relation influencing ablation lines in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Hans Kottkamp
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, Cardiology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:146-50. 2005
    ..Topography of the esophagus in atrial fibrillation ablation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Perception of atrial fibrillation before and after radiofrequency catheter ablation: relevance of asymptomatic arrhythmia recurrence
    Gerhard Hindricks
    The Heart Center, Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Circulation 112:307-13. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the incidence and impact of asymptomatic arrhythmia in patients with highly symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) who qualified for radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation...
  26. doi request reprint Initial clinical experience with a remote magnetic catheter navigation system for ablation of cavotricuspid isthmus-dependent right atrial flutter
    Arash Arya
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:597-603. 2008
    ..The present study evaluates the feasibility and efficiency of this system and the newly available 8-mm-tip magnetic catheter to perform RF ablation in patients with AFL...
  27. doi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy device implantation using a new sensor-based navigation system: results from the first human use study
    Sergio Richter
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Centre, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:917-23. 2013
    ..Jude Medical) has been developed. We report the results of the First Human Use study evaluating the feasibility, safety, and performance of a novel CRT implantation approach using electromagnetic trackable operation equipment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Time courses and quantitative analysis of atrial fibrillation episode number and duration after circular plus linear left atrial lesions: trigger elimination or substrate modification: early or delayed cure?
    Hans Kottkamp
    University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Cardiology, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:869-77. 2004
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  29. ncbi request reprint Paraseptal accessory pathway in Wolff-Parkinson- White-Syndrom: ablation from the right, from the left or within the coronary sinus/middle cardiac vein?
    Richard Kobza
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Cardiology, Leipzig, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 12:55-60. 2005
    ..With that new nomenclature the former posteroseptal accessory pathway (APs) are termed paraseptal APs. The aim of this study was to identify ECG features of manifest APs located in this complex paraseptal space...
  30. doi request reprint Thermal esophageal lesions after radiofrequency catheter ablation of left atrial arrhythmias
    Ulrich Halm
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Park Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:551-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to determine the incidence, endoscopic characterization, and endoluminal temperature dependency of esophageal thermal lesions after catheter ablation...
  31. doi request reprint Safety of remote magnetic navigation in patients with pacemakers and implanted cardioverter defibrillators
    Charlotte Eitel
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:1130-5. 2010
    ..However, its safety in patients with implanted pacemakers or cardioverter-defibrillators has not yet been studied...
  32. doi request reprint "Conventional" isthmus ablation without fluoroscopy
    Philipp Sommer
    Heart Center, Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Struempellstr 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 37:205-6. 2013
    ..We report about the first experience in atrial flutter ablation using a MediGuide-supported ablation catheter. For successful ablation besides the 6 s for loop acquisition, no further fluoroscopy was used...
  33. ncbi request reprint Outflow tract tachycardia with R/S transition in lead V3: six different anatomic approaches for successful ablation
    Hildegard Tanner
    University of Leipzig Heart Center, Cardiology, Department of Electrophysiology, Struempellstrasse 39, D 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:418-23. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze different anatomic mapping approaches for successful ablation of outflow tract tachycardia with R/S transition in lead V(3)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic outflow tract tachycardias: current perspectives
    Arash Arya
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Herz 32:218-25. 2007
    ..Ablation should be recommended for all patients who present with syncope and who also remain symptomatic despite optimal medical therapy with a well-tolerated drug...
  35. doi request reprint Ablation of atrial fibrillation using novel 4-dimensional catheter tracking within autoregistered left atrial angiograms
    Sascha Rolf
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:684-90. 2012
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of electrical storm due to monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy: acute results and its effect on long-term survival
    Arash Arya
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:1504-9. 2010
    ..This study evaluates the efficiency of the radiofrequency catheter ablation of electrical storm due to monomorphic VT in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and assesses its long-term effects on survival...
  37. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of scar-related ventricular tachycardia in patients with electrical storm using remote magnetic catheter navigation
    Arash Arya
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:1312-8. 2010
    ..A remote magnetic navigation system (MNS) has been used for ablation of ventricular arrhythmias. However, irrigated tip catheter has not been evaluated in large series of patients...
  38. doi request reprint EnSite Velocity cardiac mapping system: a new platform for 3D mapping of cardiac arrhythmias
    Charlotte Eitel
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Expert Rev Med Devices 7:185-92. 2010
    ..Fusion algorithms and respiratory compensation allow for model-guided therapy with real-time nonfluoroscopic visualization of intracardiac catheters within registered 3D CT/MRI images...
  39. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using remote magnetic catheter navigation: a case-control study
    Arash Arya
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 13:45-50. 2011
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Electroanatomic reconstruction of the left atrium, pulmonary veins, and esophagus compared with the "true anatomy" on multislice computed tomography in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Christopher Piorkowski
    Heart Center, Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Strümpellstraße 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 3:317-27. 2006
    ..Current concepts of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) commonly use three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of the left atrium (LA) for orientation, catheter navigation, and ablation line placement...
  41. doi request reprint Rapid ventricular pacing: a fast, reliable, and safe technique for optimization of image acquisition during rotational angiography for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Sebastian Hilbert
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Heart Vessels 26:349-52. 2011
    ..We describe the results of rapid pacing of the right ventricle for optimization of image acquisition during rotational angiography...
  42. doi request reprint MediGuide in supraventricular tachycardia: initial experience from a multicentre registry
    Philipp Sommer
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University Leipzig, Struempellstr 39, Leipzig 04289, Germany
    Europace 15:1292-7. 2013
    ..The MediGuide™-Technology (MediGuide) projects catheter tips on prerecorded cine loops in a high time resolution...
  43. ncbi request reprint Stable secondary arrhythmias late after intraoperative radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation: incidence, mechanism, and treatment
    Richard Kobza
    University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Cardiology, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1246-9. 2004
    ..However, secondary arrhythmias late after ablation may complicate the patient's course. We report on the incidence, mechanisms, and treatment of gap-related atrial flutter and other secondary arrhythmias during long-term follow-up...
  44. ncbi request reprint Effect of limb lead electrodes location on ECG and localization of idiopathic outflow tract tachycardia: a prospective study
    Arash Arya
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:886-91. 2011
    ..This study was intended to evaluate and compare the accuracy of the standard and the modified 12-lead ECG for localization of OTVT using the current published criteria...
  45. doi request reprint Results of recent studies in catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardias: in whom to abandon the ICD?
    Arash Arya
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Herz 34:539-44. 2009
    ..This review summarizes the results of recent important clinical studies in the field of catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with structural heart disease and ICD...
  46. ncbi request reprint Differentiating atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia from tachycardia via concealed accessory pathway
    Arash Arya
    Heart Center, Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Am J Cardiol 95:875-8. 2005
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Individually tailored left ventricular lead placement: lessons from multimodality integration between three-dimensional echocardiography and coronary sinus angiogram
    Michael Döring
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig Heart Center, Strumpellstrasse 39, Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 15:718-27. 2013
    ..Our study analysed the feasibility, safety and clinical outcome of prospectively planned LV lead placement at the site of latest mechanical activation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation in children and adolescents: results in 154 consecutive patients
    Jens Cosedis Nielsen
    Herzzentrum Leipzig, University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 8:323-9. 2006
    ..This study aimed to review the most recent results of RF ablation in children and adolescents in a highly experienced centre with access to both conventional techniques and non-fluoroscopic electroanatomic mapping (CARTO)...
  49. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up after atrial fibrillation ablation in patients with impaired left ventricular systolic function: the importance of rhythm and rate control
    Sotirios Nedios
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany Electronic address
    Heart Rhythm 11:344-51. 2014
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is increasingly used in patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), but long-term outcomes are still unknown...
  50. doi request reprint Novel oral anticoagulants in a real-world cohort of patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Charlotte Eitel
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 15:1587-93. 2013
    ..We aimed to assess the longer-term safety, efficacy, and acceptance of NOACs in a large real-world cohort of patients presenting for AF catheter ablation...
  51. doi request reprint Temporary left ventricular stimulation in patients with refractory cardiogenic shock and asynchronous left ventricular contraction: a safety and feasibility study
    Charlotte Eitel
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 10:46-52. 2013
    ..Despite modern treatment strategies, cardiogenic shock (CS) is still associated with high mortality...
  52. doi request reprint Effect of electroanatomically guided versus conventional catheter ablation of typical atrial flutter on the fluoroscopy time and resource use: a prospective randomized multicenter study
    Gerhard Hindricks
    University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Cardiology, Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:734-40. 2009
    ..Clinical utility of electroanatomic mapping systems on treatment results and resource utilization compared with conventional ablation has not been systematically investigated in a prospective multicenter study...
  53. ncbi request reprint Electroanatomic mapping of the endocardium. Implication for catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia
    Ulrike Wetzel
    Cardiology, Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Germany
    Herz 28:583-90. 2003
    ..In this article, the current status of electroanatomically guided endocardial mapping and ablation of VT in patients with structural heart disease is described...
  54. doi request reprint Chromosome 4q25 variants and atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation
    Daniela Husser
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:747-53. 2010
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that chromosome 4q25 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associate with atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after catheter ablation...
  55. ncbi request reprint Clinical implications of various follow up strategies after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Arash Arya
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:458-62. 2007
  56. doi request reprint Feasibility of real-time magnetic resonance imaging-guided electrophysiology studies in humans
    Philipp Sommer
    Heart Center, Cardiology, Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Strümpellstr 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 15:101-8. 2013
    ..In the following we report on our first experience of a real-time MRI-guided EP study demonstrating current possibilities and drawbacks...
  57. doi request reprint Two completely separated arrhythmias in one single heart chamber
    Robert Schoenbauer
    Department of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Heart Center Leipzig, Strümpellstraße 39, 04289 Leipzig, Deutschland, Germany
    Europace 13:589-90. 2011
    ..With the routine induction protocol, perimitral flutter was induced, whereas, independently, the PV tachycardia was still maintained. After ablation of the mitral isthmus, no tachycardias were inducible anymore...
  58. doi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy with individualized placement of two left ventricular leads at the sites of latest mechanical left ventricular contraction: guided by 3D-echocardiography and coronary sinus rotation angiography
    Charlotte Eitel
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Strumpellstrasse 39, Leipzig, Germany
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:411-4. 2010
    ..In this specific patient, the approach eventually necessitated placement of two LV leads...
  59. doi request reprint Initial clinical experience with the new irrigated tip magnetic catheter for ablation of scar-related sustained ventricular tachycardia: a small case series
    Majid Haghjoo
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:935-9. 2009
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  60. doi request reprint Delineation of anatomical relation of important adjacent structures to the left atrium in electroanatomical mapping using fluoroscopy images
    Arash Arya
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 10:1226-7. 2008
    ..We hereby describe a simple method to delineate the anatomical relationship between important adjacent structures and the LA in electroanatomical mapping using plain fluoroscopy images...
  61. doi request reprint Ablation of atrial fibrillation: patient selection, techniques, and the results
    Arash Arya
    Heart Center, Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Strumpellstrasse 39, Leipzig, Germany
    Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol 19:68-72. 2008
    ..In this article we review the current patient selection criteria, methods, and the results of the catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation...
  62. ncbi request reprint Ablation of polymorphic ventricular tachycardias in patients with structural heart disease
    Kerstin Bode
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:1585-91. 2008
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  63. doi request reprint Septic vegetation at the left atrial appendage entrance after pulmonary vein ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Sebastian Weis
    Department of Electrophysiology, Leipzig University Heart Center, Struempellstrasse 39, D 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 10:215-7. 2008
    ..Here, we present a case of infective endocarditis (IE) after PV ablation at the uncommon position of the left atrial appendage entrance. We conclude that iatrogenic intracardial manipulation may create predisposing lesions for IE...
  64. ncbi request reprint Low right atrial tachycardia with positive P waves in the inferior leads: explanation by electroanatomical mapping
    Arash Arya
    Department of Electrophysiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289, Leipzig, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 15:201-2. 2006
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Deep sedation for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a prospective study in 650 consecutive patients
    Hans Kottkamp
    Department of Electrophysiology, Clinic Hirslanden, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:1339-43. 2011
    ..The feasibility and safety of deep sedation is described in a prospective study of 650 consecutive patients...
  66. ncbi request reprint Contemporary catheter ablation of arrhythmias in geriatric patients: patient characteristics, distribution of arrhythmias, and outcome
    Nikolaos Dagres
    University of Athens, Second Cardiology Department, Attikon University Hospital, Rimini 1, Haidari, 12462 Athens, Greece
    Europace 9:477-80. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate characteristics of contemporary ablation therapy in the very elderly, focusing on patient characteristics, arrhythmia spectrum, and outcome in a large cohort...
  67. ncbi request reprint Effect of atrial fibrillation ablation on left atrial contractile function in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and a relatively well preserved atrial function
    Nikolaos Dagres
    University of Athens, Second Cardiology Department, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Acta Cardiol 64:167-9. 2009
    ..There are inconsistent findings regarding the impact of ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) on left atrial (LA) contractile function. We investigated the ablation effect on LA function in patients with paroxysmal AF...
  68. doi request reprint Real-life anticoagulation treatment of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation: Possible overtreatment of low-risk patients
    Nikolaos Dagres
    University of Athens, Second Cardiology Department, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Thromb Haemost 102:754-8. 2009
    ..The most important factor influencing the use of anticoagulants is the detection of recurrences during follow-up. This results in possible overtreatment of low-risk patients...
  69. doi request reprint Mortality after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation compared with antiarrhythmic drug therapy. A meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Nikolaos Dagres
    University of Athens, Second Cardiology Department, Attikon University Hospital, Rimini 1, Haidari, Athens, Greece
    Am Heart J 158:15-20. 2009
    ..Data from randomized trials are lacking. We performed a meta-analysis on mortality in randomized controlled trials comparing AF ablation with AADs...
  70. doi request reprint Complications of atrial fibrillation ablation in a high-volume center in 1,000 procedures: still cause for concern?
    Nikolaos Dagres
    Second Cardiology Department, University of Athens, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:1014-9. 2009
    ..However, complications are more frequent and more severe compared with other ablation procedures. We investigated the complication rate in 1,000 AF ablation procedures in a high-volume center and examined possible risk factors...
  71. ncbi request reprint Rapid detection and successful treatment of esophageal perforation after radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation: lessons from five cases
    Nikolaos Dagres
    University of Athens, Second Cardiology Department, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:1213-5. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to identify criteria for rapid recognition and successful treatment of esophageal perforation after radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  72. ncbi request reprint [Ablation of incessant ventricular tachycardia with the use of epicardial approach in a patient after CABG - a case report]
    Piotr Buchta
    Department of Electrophysiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Niemcy
    Kardiol Pol 69:191-4. 2011
    ..We report a case of 66 year-old man after bypass surgery operation admitted to the hospital with incessant VT, which was successfully ablated from the epicardial aspect achieved by subxyphoidal approach...
  73. ncbi request reprint Clinical relevance and management of early recurrences after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Charlotte Eitel
    University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Department of Electrophysiology, Strumpellstrasse 39, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 9:849-52. 2011
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  74. doi request reprint Acute and long-term clinical outcome after endoscopic pulmonary vein isolation: results from the first prospective, multicenter study
    Andreas Metzner
    Department of Cardiology, Asklepios Klinik St Georg, Hamburg, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 24:7-13. 2013
    ..The current prospective, multicenter study assessed the acute and 1-year outcome following PVI using the EAS...