Eugene Crystal

Summary

Affiliation: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Breast arterial calcifications as a cardiovascular risk marker in women
    Pavel Crystal
    Department of Radiology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2:753-60. 2004
  2. pmc A novel, simple scale for assessing the symptom severity of atrial fibrillation at the bedside: the CCS-SAF scale
    Paul Dorian
    Division of Cardiology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 22:383-6. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Interventions on prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing heart surgery: a meta-analysis
    Eugene Crystal
    Division of Cardiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Ontario, Hamilton, Canada
    Circulation 106:75-80. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Long-term amiodarone therapy and the risk of complications after cardiac surgery: results from the Canadian Amiodarone Myocardial Infarction Arrhythmia Trial (CAMIAT)
    Eugene Crystal
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:633-7. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Predictors of short-term complications after implantable cardioverter-defibrillator replacement: results from the Ontario ICD Database
    Andrew D Krahn
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:136-42. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Study (LAAOS): results of a randomized controlled pilot study of left atrial appendage occlusion during coronary bypass surgery in patients at risk for stroke
    Jeff S Healey
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am Heart J 150:288-93. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: update on the evidence on the available prophylactic interventions
    Eugene Crystal
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 7:189-92. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Validation of a new simple scale to measure symptoms in atrial fibrillation: the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Severity in Atrial Fibrillation scale
    Paul Dorian
    Division of Cardiology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:218-24. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Greater mortality risk among patients with delayed follow-up after implantable cardioverter defibrillator procedures
    Zachary W M Laksman
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 30:598-605. 2014
  10. ncbi request reprint Canadian Registry of ICD Implant Testing procedures (CREDIT): current practice, risks, and costs of intraoperative defibrillation testing
    Jeff S Healey
    The Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:177-82. 2010

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Breast arterial calcifications as a cardiovascular risk marker in women
    Pavel Crystal
    Department of Radiology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2:753-60. 2004
    ..These results suggest that breast arterial calcifications, detected during routine mammography, are a noteworthy finding that could be valuable in identifying asymptomatic women at increased cardiovascular risk...
  2. pmc A novel, simple scale for assessing the symptom severity of atrial fibrillation at the bedside: the CCS-SAF scale
    Paul Dorian
    Division of Cardiology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 22:383-6. 2006
    ..Quantifying the effect of AF on patient well-being is important but there is no simple, commonly accepted measure of the effect of AF on quality of life (QoL). Current QoL measures are cumbersome and impractical for clinical use...
  3. ncbi request reprint Interventions on prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing heart surgery: a meta-analysis
    Eugene Crystal
    Division of Cardiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Ontario, Hamilton, Canada
    Circulation 106:75-80. 2002
    ..To better understand the role of various prophylactic therapies against postoperative AF, a systematic review of evidence from randomized trials was performed...
  4. ncbi request reprint Long-term amiodarone therapy and the risk of complications after cardiac surgery: results from the Canadian Amiodarone Myocardial Infarction Arrhythmia Trial (CAMIAT)
    Eugene Crystal
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:633-7. 2003
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Predictors of short-term complications after implantable cardioverter-defibrillator replacement: results from the Ontario ICD Database
    Andrew D Krahn
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:136-42. 2011
    ..In addition, replacement may be a discretionary decision in the context of an advisory or borderline device performance and patient, device, and implanter factors that predict adverse outcome may assist in clinical decision-making...
  6. ncbi request reprint Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Study (LAAOS): results of a randomized controlled pilot study of left atrial appendage occlusion during coronary bypass surgery in patients at risk for stroke
    Jeff S Healey
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am Heart J 150:288-93. 2005
    ..This pilot study assessed the safety and efficacy of left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion, performed at the time of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: update on the evidence on the available prophylactic interventions
    Eugene Crystal
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 7:189-92. 2003
    ..Amiodarone and bi-atrial pacing may decrease the length of hospital stay...
  8. ncbi request reprint Validation of a new simple scale to measure symptoms in atrial fibrillation: the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Severity in Atrial Fibrillation scale
    Paul Dorian
    Division of Cardiology, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:218-24. 2009
    ..This study was performed to validate the scale...
  9. ncbi request reprint Greater mortality risk among patients with delayed follow-up after implantable cardioverter defibrillator procedures
    Zachary W M Laksman
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 30:598-605. 2014
    ..Timely follow-up after ICD implantation might improve patient outcomes. Our objective was to examine follow-up care and outcomes among patients undergoing ICD implantation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Canadian Registry of ICD Implant Testing procedures (CREDIT): current practice, risks, and costs of intraoperative defibrillation testing
    Jeff S Healey
    The Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:177-82. 2010
    ..There is uncertainty about the proper role of defibrillation testing (DT) at the time of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) insertion...
  11. ncbi request reprint Double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of prophylactic metoprolol for reduction of hospital length of stay after heart surgery: the beta-Blocker Length Of Stay (BLOS) study
    Stuart J Connolly
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am Heart J 145:226-32. 2003
    ..No previous trials have been primarily directed at demonstrating that the use of drugs that prevent AF would shorten length of stay and reduce the costs of postoperative care...
  12. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: evidence on prophylactic interventions
    Eugene Crystal
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Electrophysiology Program, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook and Womens College Health Scoence Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 1:187-90. 2003
    ..Amiodarone and bi-atrial pacing were also effective in decreasing the length of hospital stay...
  13. doi request reprint A randomized-controlled pilot study comparing ICD implantation with and without intraoperative defibrillation testing in patients with heart failure and severe left ventricular dysfunction: a substudy of the RAFT trial
    Jeff S Healey
    Population Health Research Institute, Barton St East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:1313-6. 2012
    ..The need to perform defibrillation testing (DT) at the time of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) insertion is controversial. In the absence of randomized trials, some regions now perform more than half of ICD implants without DT...
  14. doi request reprint Sex differences in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator outcomes: findings from a prospective defibrillator database
    Derek R MacFadden
    University of Toronto, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 156:195-203. 2012
    ..Sex differences in the use and outcomes of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) have not been fully studied...
  15. ncbi request reprint The effect of atrial-based pacing on exercise capacity as measured by the 6-minute walk test: a substudy of the Canadian Trial of Physiological Pacing (CTOPP)
    Adrian Baranchuk
    Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 4:1024-8. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Prophylaxis and management of postoperative atrial fibrillation
    Orhan Onalan
    Arrhythmia Services, Division of Cardiology, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, A253, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
    Curr Cardiol Rep 7:382-90. 2005
    ..In severely symptomatic or hemodynamically compromised patients urgent cardioversion is needed. Adequate oral anticoagulation may be indicated for a limited period of time...
  17. doi request reprint Evaluation of early complications related to De Novo cardioverter defibrillator implantation insights from the Ontario ICD database
    Douglas S Lee
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:774-82. 2010
    ..This study examined the predictors of early complications after defibrillator implantation...
  18. doi request reprint Determinants of pacemaker dependency after coronary and/or mitral or aortic valve surgery with long-term follow-up
    Orhan Onalan
    Division of Cardiology, Arrhythmia Services, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
    Am J Cardiol 101:203-8. 2008
    ..A preoperative history of syncope, body mass index >or=28.5 kg/m2, bypass time of 105 minutes, and AVB as PM indication were independent predictors of long-term PM dependency after cardiac surgery...
  19. ncbi request reprint Interventions for preventing post-operative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing heart surgery
    Kyle A Arsenault
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD003611. 2013
    ..We conducted an update to a 2004 Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature to gain a better understanding of the effectiveness of these interventions...
  20. ncbi request reprint Does warfarin use impact hospital length of stay? A retrospective study looking at patients treated for atrial fibrillation
    Nicole Mittmann
    Health Outcomes PharmacoEconomics HOPE Research Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Hosp Top 91:20-4. 2013
    ..2 days (SD = 5.2). However, for eight (4.2%) of these patients discharge was delayed an additional 2.25 days (SD = 1.3) for reasons solely attributed to achieving a therapeutic INR...
  21. ncbi request reprint Nonpharmacologic stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation
    Orhan Onalan
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Arrhythmia Services, Division of Cardiology, 2075 Bayview Avenue, B327, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5, Canada
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 3:619-33. 2005
    ..Currently, these approaches are being evaluated in ongoing trials. This review will discuss the current status of nonpharmacologic methods in the prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation...
  22. pmc Utility of three-dimensional echocardiography in assessing and predicting response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Ching Lau
    Division of Cardiology, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Can J Cardiol 26:475-80. 2010
    ..Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can be a valuable treatment for heart failure. However, there are high nonresponse rates using current CRT inclusion criteria...
  23. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of magnesium therapy for the acute management of rapid atrial fibrillation
    Orhan Onalan
    Arrhythmia Services, Division of Cardiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Cardiol 99:1726-32. 2007
    ..85, 95% CI 0.44 to 1.61). In conclusion, the present meta-analysis of published data suggests that intravenous magnesium administration is an effective and safe strategy for the acute management of rapid AF...
  24. doi request reprint Utilization of a national network for rapid response to the Medtronic Fidelis lead advisory: the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Advisory Committee
    Andrew D Krahn
    London Health Sciences Centre University Campus, London, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 6:474-7. 2009
    ..The Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS) Device Advisory Committee was commissioned in 2006 to develop a mechanism for responding to advisories regarding cardiac rhythm device and lead performance...
  25. ncbi request reprint Left atrial appendage exclusion for stroke prevention in patients with nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation
    Orhan Onalan
    Arrhythmia Services, Division of Cardiology, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Stroke 38:624-30. 2007
    ..The current understanding of LAA exclusion for the prevention of stroke in patients with nonrheumatic AF is the major focus of this review...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prevention of atrial fibrillation with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers: a meta-analysis
    Jeff S Healey
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, and Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1832-9. 2005
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Study (LAAOS): a randomized clinical trial of left atrial appendage occlusion during routine coronary artery bypass graft surgery for long-term stroke prevention
    Eugene Crystal
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am Heart J 145:174-8. 2003
    ..The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a main source of thrombus coming from the left atrium. LAA occlusion should be tested as a means to reduce future cerebral ischemic events in these patients...
  28. doi request reprint Electrogram-based optimal atrioventricular and interventricular delays of cardiac resynchronization change individually during exercise
    Gregory Golovchiner
    St Michael s Hospital, Division of Cardiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 27:351-7. 2011
    ..We assessed the feasibility and reproducibility of an electrogram-based method of optimization called QuickOpt at rest and during exercise...
  29. doi request reprint The impact of catheter-tracking technologies on efficacy and safety in cardiac electrophysiology
    Eugene Crystal
    Arrhythmia Services, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 8:1383-7. 2010
    ..Apart from the improvement in procedural outcomes, usage of these systems is associated with a significant reduction in x-ray exposure...
  30. ncbi request reprint Complications associated with defibrillation threshold testing: the Canadian experience
    David Birnie
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Heart Rhythm 5:387-90. 2008
    ....
  31. pmc Role of oral anticoagulation in management of atrial fibrillation
    Eugene Crystal
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Heart 90:813-7. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint Snapshot of adult invasive cardiac electrophysiology in Canada: results of the web-based registry
    Mohammed Shurrab
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 40:93-8. 2014
    ..Interventional cardiac electrophysiology (EP) has experienced a significant growth in Canada. Our aim is to establish a periodic registry as a nationwide initiative...
  33. ncbi request reprint Robotics in invasive cardiac electrophysiology
    Mohammed Shurrab
    Arrhythmia Services, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Expert Rev Med Devices 11:375-81. 2014
    ..This review discusses the advantages and limitations related to each existing system and highlights the ideal futuristic robotic system that may include the most promising features of the current ones. ..
  34. doi request reprint Visualization of thermal ablation lesions using cumulative dynamic contrast enhancement MRI
    Andriy Shmatukha
    Cardiac and Interventional Applied Science Laboratory, General Electric HealthCare, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Phys Med Biol 58:3321-37. 2013
    ..The described method has a potential not only to facilitate thermal ablation outcome assessment, but also to improve detection of infiltrative tumours and reduce the administered contrast agent dose in any DCE scans...
  35. ncbi request reprint Evolution of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator
    Eugene Crystal
    Division of Cardiology, McMaster University, Ontario L8L 2X2, Hamilton, Canada
    Lancet 359:1362-3. 2002
  36. ncbi request reprint Mexiletine related chronic defibrillation threshold elevation: case report and review of the literature
    Eugene Crystal
    Cardiology Department, Cardiac Research Center, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:507-8. 2002
    ..The current case report presents a patient with an endocardial implantable cardioverter defibrillator being treated with mexiletine, which precluded the ability to defibrillate the patient...
  37. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of lipoprotein changes during acute coronary syndromes for predicting postdischarge lipoprotein levels
    Yaakov Henkin
    Department of Cardiology, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Am J Cardiol 89:7-11. 2002
    ..However, elevated baseline triglyceride levels significantly affect these LDL cholesterol changes and complicate prediction of long-term lipoprotein levels...
  38. ncbi request reprint Outcome of myocardial infarction in patients treated with aspirin is enhanced by pre-hospital administration
    Israel M Barbash
    Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute, Tel Aviv University, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Cardiology 98:141-7. 2002
    ..Reducing time to reperfusion therapy is one of the goals in the management of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We assessed the association between timing of aspirin administration and outcome of patients with AMI...
  39. ncbi request reprint Implantable device selection: do we need one more guideline update?
    Eugene Crystal
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1793-5. 2003
  40. ncbi request reprint Effect of modern pacing algorithms on generator longevity: a predictive analysis
    Dan Gelvan
    Medtronic, Beersheva, Israel
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1796-802. 2003
    ..2 +/- 4.9 months, saving 8.1 +/- 5.8 months(range 0-18) of battery life. Thus, two algorithms: Capture Management and Search AV, have clinical relevance in the extension of PG longevity...
  41. ncbi request reprint Acute myocardial infarction: patient selection for reperfusion with coronary angioplasty
    Carlos Cafri
    Department of Cardiology, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:241-4. 2003
    ..Despite the clinical advantages of mechanical reperfusion in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction, widespread use of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty has been limited by a lack of human and institutional resources...
  42. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation: guiding lessons from epidemiology
    Eugene Crystal
    University of Toronto, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Science Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
    Cardiol Clin 22:1-8. 2004
    ..Hypertension may be the most common primary etiology of AF, and the possibility of effective primary prevention of AF by strict control of hypertension needs to be evaluated adequately...
  43. ncbi request reprint VDD pacing: under evaluated, undervalued, and underused
    I Eli Ovsyshcher
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1335-8. 2004
  44. ncbi request reprint Pacing for the prevention of atrial fibrillation
    Anne M Gillis
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Cardiol 21:41B-44B. 2005
    ..In addition, selective pacing algorithms designed to prevent AF have minimal or no incremental benefits for the prevention of AF. At present, the role of selective atrial lead site(s) for the prevention of AF remains uncertain...
  45. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery
    L Brent Mitchell
    Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta
    Can J Cardiol 21:45B-50B. 2005
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  46. ncbi request reprint Outcome of the Fidelis implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead advisory: a report from the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Advisory Committee
    Andrew D Krahn
    London Health Sciences Center, University Campus, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5
    Heart Rhythm 5:639-42. 2008
    ..The Medtronic Sprint Fidelis family of leads has recently been the subject of a widespread advisory. Lead failure rates are estimated at 2.3% at 30 months, 2.6 times the failure rate of the reference Medtronic 6947 lead...