T Szili-Torok

Summary

Affiliation: Semmelweis Teaching Hospital
Country: Hungary

Publications

  1. ncbi The presence of contractile reserve has no predictive value for the evolution of left ventricular function following atrio-ventricular node ablation in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation
    Tamas Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 6:344-50. 2005
  2. pmc Visualization of elusive structures using intracardiac echocardiography: insights from electrophysiology
    T Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 2:6. 2004
  3. ncbi Deterioration of left ventricular function following atrio-ventricular node ablation and right ventricular apical pacing in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation
    T Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Europace 4:61-5. 2002
  4. ncbi Visualization of a coronary sinus valve using intracardiac echocardiography
    M F Scholten
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 5:93-6. 2004
  5. pmc Transseptal left heart catheterisation guided by intracardiac echocardiography
    T Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Heart 86:E11. 2001
  6. ncbi Visualisation of intra-cardiac structures and radiofrequency lesions using intracardiac echocardiography
    T Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 4:17-22. 2003
  7. ncbi CRAVT: a prospective, randomized study comparing transvenous cryothermal and radiofrequency ablation in atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia
    G P Kimman
    Department of Clinical Electrophysiology, Thorax Centre, Erasmus MC, Room D307, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 300 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 25:2232-7. 2004
  8. doi Paradoxical effects of interatrial conduction delay in a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patient in the long-term: time is a great healer
    T Bauernfeind
    Thoraxcenter Erasmus MC, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:587-9. 2011
  9. doi Baffle puncture guided by transoesophageal echocardiography in a patient with dextrocardia and Mustard correction
    B Schwagten
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 10:144-7. 2009
  10. pmc Comparison of monophasic and biphasic shocks for transthoracic cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
    M Scholten
    Erasmus University Medical Centre, Thoraxcentre, Department of Clinical Electrophysiology, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Heart 89:1032-4. 2003

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Publications37

  1. ncbi The presence of contractile reserve has no predictive value for the evolution of left ventricular function following atrio-ventricular node ablation in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation
    Tamas Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 6:344-50. 2005
    ..We aimed to determine whether the absence of contractile reserve assessed by low dose dobutamine stress echocardiography (LDDSE) could identify those patients whose left ventricular (LV) function deteriorates after AV node ablation...
  2. pmc Visualization of elusive structures using intracardiac echocardiography: insights from electrophysiology
    T Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 2:6. 2004
    ....
  3. ncbi Deterioration of left ventricular function following atrio-ventricular node ablation and right ventricular apical pacing in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation
    T Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Europace 4:61-5. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the long-term effect of AV node ablation and ventricular pacing on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with permanent AF...
  4. ncbi Visualization of a coronary sinus valve using intracardiac echocardiography
    M F Scholten
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 5:93-6. 2004
    ..Based on information obtained by ICE an appropriate catheter could be selected...
  5. pmc Transseptal left heart catheterisation guided by intracardiac echocardiography
    T Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Heart 86:E11. 2001
    ..To develop a novel approach of transseptal puncture guided by intracardiac echocardiography and to assess its efficacy...
  6. ncbi Visualisation of intra-cardiac structures and radiofrequency lesions using intracardiac echocardiography
    T Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 4:17-22. 2003
    ..We also assessed its capability for the evaluation of radio frequency lesions 20 min after catheter ablation of the cavo-tricuspid isthmus...
  7. ncbi CRAVT: a prospective, randomized study comparing transvenous cryothermal and radiofrequency ablation in atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia
    G P Kimman
    Department of Clinical Electrophysiology, Thorax Centre, Erasmus MC, Room D307, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 300 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 25:2232-7. 2004
    ..Cryothermy can create transient effects, and identify potentially successful ablation sites and decrease the risk for permanent heart block...
  8. doi Paradoxical effects of interatrial conduction delay in a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patient in the long-term: time is a great healer
    T Bauernfeind
    Thoraxcenter Erasmus MC, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:587-9. 2011
    ..This phenomenon resulted in the complete cessation of tachycardias...
  9. doi Baffle puncture guided by transoesophageal echocardiography in a patient with dextrocardia and Mustard correction
    B Schwagten
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 10:144-7. 2009
    ..To our knowledge, we present the very first case report demonstrating a successful baffle puncture in a patient with dextrocardia and Mustard correction. Direct imaging using TEE seems to be a very useful tool for guiding the puncture...
  10. pmc Comparison of monophasic and biphasic shocks for transthoracic cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
    M Scholten
    Erasmus University Medical Centre, Thoraxcentre, Department of Clinical Electrophysiology, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Heart 89:1032-4. 2003
    ..To compare the efficacy of cardioversion in patients with atrial fibrillation between monophasic damped sine waveform and rectilinear biphasic waveform shocks at a high initial energy level and with a conventional paddle position...
  11. ncbi Transvenous cryothermal catheter ablation of a right anteroseptal accessory pathway
    G J Kimman
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus University, Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 12:1415-7. 2001
    ..The capability of cryothermal energy to create reversible lesions (ice mapping) at less severe temperatures provides a potential benefit in ablation of pathways located in a complex anatomic area, such as the mid-septum and anteroseptum...
  12. ncbi Dynamic three-dimensional echocardiography offers advantages for specific site pacing
    T Szili-Torok
    Thoraxcentre, Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Circulation 107:e30. 2003
  13. pmc Migraine accompagnée after transseptal puncture
    L Jordaens
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Neth Heart J 18:374-5. 2010
    ..This has important implications for follow-up after ablation for atrial fibrillation. (Neth Heart J 2010;18:374-5.)...
  14. pmc Usefulness of remote magnetic navigation for ablation of ventricular arrhythmias originating from outflow regions
    B K R Schwagten
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Neth Heart J 17:245-9. 2009
    ..This report supports the idea of using advanced MNS technology during RF ablation in regions which are difficult to reach and thin walled, such as parts of the outflow tract and the ASC. (Neth Heart J 2009;17:245-9.)...
  15. ncbi One-year follow-up in a prospective, randomized study comparing radiofrequency and cryoablation of arrhythmias in Koch's triangle: clinical symptoms and event recording
    Geert Jan P Kimman
    Department of Cardiology, Medical Centre Alkmaar, Wilhelminalaan 12, 1815 JD Alkmaar, The Netherlands
    Europace 8:592-5. 2006
    ....
  16. doi Initial experience with catheter ablation using remote magnetic navigation in adults with complex congenital heart disease and in small children
    Bruno Schwagten
    Department of Electrophysiology Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:S198-201. 2009
    ..Tools specifically designed for intracardiac diagnosis and therapy in anatomically complex and/or small hearts remain scarce...
  17. ncbi Single-catheter approach for ablation of the slow pathway in a patient with type IV Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and AV nodal reentrant tachycardia using a magnetic navigation system
    Tamas Szili-Torok
    Department of Clinical Electrophysiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Cardiol 63:647-50. 2008
    ..Transcatheter ablation procedure of the AVNRT was undertaken using the MNS, with a non-traumatic single floppy catheter and the capability of advanced navigation...
  18. doi Electro-anatomical mapping of the left atrium before and after cryothermal balloon isolation of the pulmonary veins
    Yves Van Belle
    Clinical Electrophysiology Unit, Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre, s Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 25:59-65. 2009
    ..The 28 mm cryoballoon catheter is a device used for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). The aim of this study was to evaluate the extent of the ablation in the antral regions of the left atrium...
  19. doi The magnetic navigation system allows avoidance of puncturing a baffle during ablation of a postincisional macroreentrant tachycardia
    Bruno Schwagten
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiol Young 19:216-9. 2009
    ..It then proved possible to ablate successfully the tachycardia in the left atrium thanks to the unique capabilities of the magnetic navigation system...
  20. ncbi Transthoracic defibrillation of short-lasting ventricular fibrillation: a randomised trial for comparison of the efficacy of low-energy biphasic rectilinear and monophasic damped sine shocks
    Tamas Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Cardiol 57:329-34. 2002
    ..The second aim of the study was to analyse the influence of patch positions on the efficacy of defibrillation...
  21. pmc Ablation lesions in Koch's triangle assessed by three-dimensional myocardial contrast echocardiography
    Tamas Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 2:27. 2004
    ..Aim: To test whether MCE allows visualization of RF and cryo ablation lesions in the human right atrium using three-dimensional echocardiography...
  22. ncbi Interatrial septum pacing guided by three-dimensional intracardiac echocardiography
    Tamas Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:2139-43. 2002
    ..Currently, the interatrial septum (IAS) pacing site is indirectly selected by fluoroscopy and P-wave analysis. The aim of the present study was to develop a novel approach for IAS pacing using intracardiac echocardiography (ICE)...
  23. ncbi Effects of septal pacing on P wave characteristics: the value of three-dimensional echocardiography
    Tamas Szili-Torok
    Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:253-6. 2003
    ..Three-dimensional intracardiac echocardiography can be used to guide IAS pacing. SF pacing was associated with a greater decrease in P wave duration, suggesting that it is a preferable location to decrease interatrial conduction delay...
  24. pmc One year follow-up after cryoballoon isolation of the pulmonary veins in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Yves Van Belle
    Department of Cardiology, Clinical Electrophysiology Unit, Thoraxcentre, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Europace 10:1271-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to provide insight in the success rate and the incidence of recurrences...
  25. ncbi Tachyarrhythmias in Koch's triangle: to be burned out or to be cool?
    G P Kimman
    Europace 9:906-8. 2007
  26. ncbi The Australian Intervention Randomized Control of Rate in Atrial Fibrillation Trial (AIRCRAFT)
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, GPO Box X2213, Perth, Western Australia
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1697-702. 2003
    ....
  27. ncbi The 'Happy Ending Problem' of cardiac pacing? Cardiac resynchronization therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure after atrioventricular junction ablation
    Tamas Szili-Torok
    Europace 10:779-81. 2008
  28. ncbi Ice mapping during tachycardia in close proximity to the AV node is safe and offers advantages for transcatheter ablation procedures
    Attila Kardos
    Gottsegen Gyorgy Hungarian Institute of Cardiology, Budapest, Hungary
    Acta Cardiol 62:587-91. 2007
    ..The aim of the study is to test the feasibility of ice mapping during tachycardias involving arrhythmia substrate located in close proximity to the AV node...
  29. pmc Dynamic three-dimensional echocardiography combined with semi-automated border detection offers advantages for assessment of resynchronization therapy
    Tamas Szili-Torok
    Thoraxcentre, Department of Cardiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 1:14. 2003
    ..Our initial results suggest that fast reconstruction of the LV is feasible for the selection of the optimal pacing site and allows identifying LV segments with dyssynchrony...
  30. ncbi Guiding and optimization of resynchronization therapy with dynamic three-dimensional echocardiography and segmental volume--time curves: a feasibility study
    Boudewijn J Krenning
    Erasmus Medical Center, Thoraxcenter, Room H536, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Heart Fail 6:619-25. 2004
    ..To assess a new approach for guiding and hemodynamic optimization of resynchronization therapy, using three-dimensional (3D) transthoracic echocardiography...
  31. ncbi A cool ablation
    Geert Jan P Kimman
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:839; author reply 839-40. 2002
  32. ncbi Between Scylla and Charybdis: a choice between equally dreadful alternatives
    Luc Jordaens
    Europace 4:215-8. 2002
  33. ncbi Right diaphragmatic paralysis following endocardial cryothermal ablation of inappropriate sinus tachycardia
    Radu Vatasescu
    Gottsegen Gyorgy Hungarian Institute of Cardiology, Haller utca 29, H 1096 Budapest, Hungary
    Europace 8:904-6. 2006
    ..This is the first report, we believe, of successful SN modification for IST by endocardial cryoablation, although this case also demonstrates the considerable risk of right phrenic nerve paralysis even with this ablation energy...
  34. ncbi A simple algorithm for defining the mechanism and the chamber of origin in atrial tachycardias
    Tchavdar Nikolov Shalganov
    Department of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing, Gottsegen Gyorgy Hungarian Institute of Cardiology, H 1096 Budapest, Hungary
    J Electrocardiol 39:369-76. 2006
    ..Although macroreentrant atrial tachycardia (MRAT) and focal atrial tachycardia (FAT) can be successfully cured by catheter ablation, the proper diagnosis and treatment of these arrhythmias can still be challenging...
  35. ncbi Evolution of left ventricular function in paediatric patients with permanent right ventricular pacing for isolated congenital heart block: a medium term follow-up
    Radu Vatasescu
    Hungarian Institute of Cardiology, Haller u 29, 1096 H, Budapest, Hungary
    Europace 9:228-32. 2007
    ..Right ventricular apical pacing can be detrimental to LV function in a significant number of adults. Effects in children are still controversial...
  36. ncbi Concerns about the long-term outcome of transseptal cardiac resynchronization therapy: what we have learned from surgical experience
    Imre Kassai
    Europace 10:121-2; author reply 122-3. 2008
  37. ncbi Slow and wide QRS complex tachycardia as a unique complication following radiofrequency catheter ablation of a left-sided accessory pathway in a child
    Radu Vatasescu
    Hungarian Institute of Cardiology, Budapest, Hungary
    Cardiol Young 15:315-8. 2005
    ..The focus of the tachycardia was identical to the ventricular site of insertion of the eliminated accessory pathway...