Lluis Mont

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Country: Spain

Publications

  1. pmc Atrial fibrosis in a chronic murine model of obstructive sleep apnea: mechanisms and prevention by mesenchymal stem cells
    Pablo Ramos
    Thorax Institute, Unitat de Fibril lació Auricular, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona and Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Respir Res 15:54. 2014
  2. pmc Plasma tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1): an independent predictor of poor response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Jose Maria Tolosana
    Cardiology Department, Arrhythmia Section, Institut Clínic del Torax ICT, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:492-8. 2010
  3. pmc Efficacy of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation of atrial fibrillation in endurance athletes
    Naiara Calvo
    Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute ICT, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 12:30-6. 2010
  4. pmc Catheter ablation vs. antiarrhythmic drug treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation: a multicentre, randomized, controlled trial (SARA study)
    Lluis Mont
    Unitat de Fibril lació Auricular UFA, Arrhythmia Section Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona and Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, C Villarroel, 170, Barcelona, Catalonia 08036, Spain
    Eur Heart J 35:501-7. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of anti-tachycardia pacing on atrial fibrillation burden when added on top of preventive pacing algorithms: results of the prevention or termination (POT) trial
    Lluis Mont
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 10:28-34. 2008
  6. pmc Endurance sport practice as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter
    Lluis Mont
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 11:11-7. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Reversibility of cardiac abnormalities in adolescents with anorexia nervosa after weight recovery
    Lluis Mont
    Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:808-13. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, height, and left atrial size are independent risk factors for lone atrial fibrillation in middle-aged healthy individuals
    Lluis Mont
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, C Villarroel 170, Barcelona, 08036 Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 10:15-20. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Predictors of arrhythmia recurrence in patients with lone atrial fibrillation
    Germán Arriagada
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 10:9-14. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Left atrial posterior wall isolation does not improve the outcome of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation for atrial fibrillation: a prospective randomized study
    David Tamborero
    Arrhythmia Section, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:35-40. 2009

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Publications91

  1. pmc Atrial fibrosis in a chronic murine model of obstructive sleep apnea: mechanisms and prevention by mesenchymal stem cells
    Pablo Ramos
    Thorax Institute, Unitat de Fibril lació Auricular, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona and Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Respir Res 15:54. 2014
    ..The aims of this work were to determine whether chronic obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) induces an atrial pro-arrhythmogenic substrate and to explore whether mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are able to prevent it in a rat model of OSA...
  2. pmc Plasma tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1): an independent predictor of poor response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Jose Maria Tolosana
    Cardiology Department, Arrhythmia Section, Institut Clínic del Torax ICT, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:492-8. 2010
    ..The aim of our study was to analyse MMP-2 and TIMP-1 levels as predictors of poor response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  3. pmc Efficacy of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation of atrial fibrillation in endurance athletes
    Naiara Calvo
    Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute ICT, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 12:30-6. 2010
    ..However, data on the outcome of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation (CPVA) in endurance athletes are scarce. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of CPVA in AF secondary to endurance sport practice...
  4. pmc Catheter ablation vs. antiarrhythmic drug treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation: a multicentre, randomized, controlled trial (SARA study)
    Lluis Mont
    Unitat de Fibril lació Auricular UFA, Arrhythmia Section Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona and Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, C Villarroel, 170, Barcelona, Catalonia 08036, Spain
    Eur Heart J 35:501-7. 2014
    ..No randomized studies have compared the two strategies in persistent AF. The present randomized trial aimed to compare the effectiveness of CA vs. ADT in treating persistent AF...
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of anti-tachycardia pacing on atrial fibrillation burden when added on top of preventive pacing algorithms: results of the prevention or termination (POT) trial
    Lluis Mont
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 10:28-34. 2008
    ..The efficacy of preventive pacing algorithms (PPA) and anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) in reducing atrial fibrillation (AF) burden remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess whether ATP on top of PPA decreases AF burden...
  6. pmc Endurance sport practice as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter
    Lluis Mont
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 11:11-7. 2009
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  7. ncbi request reprint Reversibility of cardiac abnormalities in adolescents with anorexia nervosa after weight recovery
    Lluis Mont
    Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:808-13. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze the cardiac involvement in anorexia nervosa and to study the reversibility of cardiac abnormalities...
  8. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, height, and left atrial size are independent risk factors for lone atrial fibrillation in middle-aged healthy individuals
    Lluis Mont
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, C Villarroel 170, Barcelona, 08036 Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 10:15-20. 2008
    ..The aetiology of atrial fibrillation (AF) remains unknown in some patients. The aim of the study was to identify new risk factors for developing lone AF (LAF)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Predictors of arrhythmia recurrence in patients with lone atrial fibrillation
    Germán Arriagada
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 10:9-14. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to asses the probability of relapse and the predictors of recurrence in patients with idiopathic AF...
  10. ncbi request reprint Left atrial posterior wall isolation does not improve the outcome of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation for atrial fibrillation: a prospective randomized study
    David Tamborero
    Arrhythmia Section, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:35-40. 2009
    ..The study was designed to assess the contribution of LA posterior wall isolation to the outcome of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation (CPVA)...
  11. doi request reprint Decreased likelihood of response to cardiac resynchronization in patients with severe heart failure
    Barbara Vidal
    Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 136, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:283-7. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that a very advanced stage of dilated cardiomyopathy is associated with lower response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Optimization of the interventricular delay in cardiac resynchronization therapy using the QRS width
    David Tamborero
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Institut de Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Cardiol 104:1407-12. 2009
    ..It also improved the response obtained by default simultaneous biventricular pacing, although this improvement was limited in magnitude...
  13. ncbi request reprint Optimizing the programation of cardiac resynchronization therapy devices in patients with heart failure and left bundle branch block
    Barbara Vidal
    Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Cardiol 100:1002-6. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the echocardiographic optimization of cardiac resynchronization devices provided a slight incremental clinical benefit at midterm follow-up. Simple and rapid methods to routinely optimize the devices are warranted...
  14. pmc Left ventricular systolic dysfunction by itself does not influence outcome of atrial fibrillation ablation
    Tom De Potter
    Cardiology Department, Arrhythmia Section, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 12:24-9. 2010
    ..Pre-procedural predictors of recurrences after AF ablation can be useful for patient information and selection of candidates. The independent influence of LV systolic dysfunction on recurrence rate has not been studied...
  15. doi request reprint Circumferential pulmonary vein ablation: does use of a circular mapping catheter improve results? A prospective randomized study
    David Tamborero
    Arrhythmia Section, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Heart Rhythm 7:612-8. 2010
    ..The importance of using a circular mapping (CM) catheter for assessing isolation of the pulmonary vein (PV) antrum on the outcome of the procedure has not been clearly established...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predictors of lack of response to resynchronization therapy
    Ernesto Diaz-Infante
    Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clinic Universitari, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Cardiol 95:1436-40. 2005
    ..023), severe mitral regurgitation (OR 3.5, 95% CI 1.3 to 9; p = 0.014), and left ventricular end-diastolic diameter > or =75 mm (OR 3.1, 95% CI 1.1 to 8; p = 0.026). Patients with these 3 predictors had a probability response of 27%...
  17. doi request reprint Use of myocardial scar characterization to predict ventricular arrhythmia in cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Juan Fernández-Armenta
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 14:1578-86. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to assess myocardial scar size and its heterogeneity as predictors of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in CRT candidates...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Influence of cardiopathy etiology on responses to cardiac resynchronization therapy]
    Barbara Vidal
    Institut Clinic del Torax, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana
    Rev Esp Cardiol 60:1264-71. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate how cardiopathy etiology influences the effect of CRT on reverse left ventricular remodeling...
  19. ncbi request reprint Complete atrioventricular block does not reduce long-term mortality in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Jose M Tolosana
    Thorax Institute, Cardiology Department, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Eur J Heart Fail 15:1412-8. 2013
    ..A maximum percentage of ventricular pacing is mandatory to obtain a good response to CRT. Atrioventricular junction (AVJ) ablation has been recommended to attain this objective in patients with AF...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy: predictive factors of unsuccessful left ventricular lead implant
    Alfonso Macias
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic Universitari de Barcelona, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Heart J 28:450-6. 2007
    ..However, coronary sinus access and pacing is not achieved in about 5-10% of patients. The aim of this study was to identify predictive factors for failure of left ventricular (LV) lead transvenous implant...
  21. ncbi request reprint Six-minute walking test predicts long-term cardiac death in patients who received cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maria Angeles Castel
    Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170 Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 11:338-42. 2009
    ..However, long-term predictors of mortality in that subset have not been extensively investigated. The aim of this study was to establish baseline long-term predictors of cardiovascular mortality in CHF patients treated with CRT...
  22. ncbi request reprint Improved outcomes and complications of atrial fibrillation catheter ablation over time: learning curve, techniques, and methodology
    Naiara Calvo
    Sección de Arritmias, Servicio de Cardiologia, Institut del Tòrax, Hospital Clinic Universitari de Barcelona, Institut d Investigacio Biomedica August Pi i Sunyer, Facultat de Medicina de Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 65:131-8. 2012
    ..Our objective was to analyze the results and complications of this procedure in our center and identify factors predicting the efficacy and safety of atrial fibrillation ablation...
  23. doi request reprint Electrocardiographic versus echocardiographic optimization of the interventricular pacing delay in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy
    David Tamborero
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Catalonia, Spain
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:1129-34. 2011
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  24. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic optimization of interventricular delay in cardiac resynchronization therapy: a simple method to optimize the device
    Barbara Vidal
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Catalonia, Spain
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:1252-7. 2007
    ..This study aimed to correlate the optimal interventricular pacing (V-V) interval obtained by echo with the optimal V-V interval obtained by a simpler method based on the surface ECG...
  25. doi request reprint Long-term effect of cardiac resynchronization therapy on functional mitral valve regurgitation
    Marta Sitges
    Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Cardiol 104:383-8. 2009
    ..Patients with larger mitral valve tenting areas are less amenable to benefit from CRT...
  26. ncbi request reprint Selective segmental ostial ablation and circumferential pulmonary veins ablation. Results of an individualized strategy to cure refractory atrial fibrillation
    David Tamborero
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Villaroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 19:19-27. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of a strategy based on selecting the ablation method according to patient clinical features in drug-refractory paroxysmal or persistent AF...
  27. ncbi request reprint Comparison of benefits and mortality in cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation versus patients in sinus rhythm (Results of the Spanish Atrial Fibrillation and Resynchronization [SPARE] Study)
    Jose Maria Tolosana
    Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Am J Cardiol 102:444-9. 2008
    ..However, AF was an independent risk factor for mortality from heart failure after CRT implantation...
  28. ncbi request reprint Is there an anatomical substrate for idiopathic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation? A case-control echocardiographic study
    Marta Sitges
    Department of Cardiology, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 136, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Europace 9:294-8. 2007
    ..Its mechanisms may be complex and are poorly understood. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether patients with idiopathic AF have any structural abnormality that may explain the occurrence of AF...
  29. doi request reprint Gender differences in clinical manifestations of Brugada syndrome
    Begona Benito
    Cardiology Department, The Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:1567-73. 2008
    ..We sought to assess differences in phenotype and prognosis between men and women in a large population of patients with Brugada syndrome...
  30. ncbi request reprint Anodal capture in cardiac resynchronization therapy implications for device programming
    David Tamborero
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, and Institut de Investigació, Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Catalonia, Spain
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:940-5. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to analyze the prevalence of AC and its implications for device programming...
  31. ncbi request reprint Relation of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy to left ventricular reverse remodeling
    Barbara Vidal
    Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Cardiol 97:876-81. 2006
    ..The effect of CRT on LV remodeling may explain, at least in part, the clinical benefit of this therapy...
  32. ncbi request reprint Incidence of pulmonary vein stenosis in patients submitted to atrial fibrillation ablation: a comparison of the Selective Segmental Ostial Ablation vs the Circumferential Pulmonary Veins Ablation
    David Tamborero
    Cardiovascular Institute, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 14:21-5. 2005
    ..In this study the real incidence of PV stenosis in patients (pts) submitted to both SSOA and CPVA was compared...
  33. ncbi request reprint Pre-procedural predictors of atrial fibrillation recurrence after circumferential pulmonary vein ablation
    Antonio Berruezo
    Arrhythmia Section, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Heart J 28:836-41. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to identify predictors of AF recurrence after a standardized CPVA procedure...
  34. ncbi request reprint Neurohormonal, structural, and functional recovery pattern after premature ventricular complex ablation is independent of structural heart disease status in patients with depressed left ventricular ejection fraction: a prospective multicenter study
    Diego Penela
    Department of Cardiology, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic and Institut d Investigació Agustí Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:1195-202. 2013
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Three-dimensional architecture of scar and conducting channels based on high resolution ce-CMR: insights for ventricular tachycardia ablation
    Juan Fernández-Armenta
    Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:528-37. 2013
    ..A 3-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of the ce-CMR could allow visualization of the 3D structure of these BZ channels...
  36. doi request reprint Mapping data predictors of a left ventricular outflow tract origin of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia with V3 transition and septal earliest activation
    Csaba Herczku
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic and Institut d Investigació Agustí Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:484-91. 2012
    ..In addition, no reliable criteria to discriminate between a right ventricular OT (RVOT) and a left ventricular OT (LVOT) site of origin (SOO) are derived from intracardiac mapping...
  37. ncbi request reprint Fate of left atrial function as determined by real-time three-dimensional echocardiography study after radiofrequency catheter ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Victoria Delgado
    Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Cardiol 101:1285-90. 2008
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Low efficacy of atrial fibrillation ablation in severe obstructive sleep apnoea patients
    Maria Matiello
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic Universitari, Institut de Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 12:1084-9. 2010
    ..Although the association of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and AF is well established, data on AF ablation efficacy in OSA are scarce. The aim of this study was to clarify the effect of OSA on the outcome of AF ablation...
  39. ncbi request reprint Survival in New York Heart Association class IV heart failure patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy compared with patients on optimal pharmacological treatment
    Maria Angeles Castel
    Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Spain
    Europace 12:1136-40. 2010
    ..Our study evaluated the effect of CRT on urgent transplant-free survival in NYHA class IV patients treated with CRT, compared with medication-only treatment...
  40. ncbi request reprint Transient endothelial dysfunction is present shortly after cardioversion in patients with lone atrial fibrillation
    Blanca Coll-Vinent
    Emergency Department, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Thromb Res 117:235-40. 2006
  41. pmc Losartan prevents heart fibrosis induced by long-term intensive exercise in an animal model
    Gemma Gay-Jordi
    Department of Experimental Pathology, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques de Barcelona IIBB CSIC, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e55427. 2013
    ..Angiotensin II is a profibrotic hormone that could be involved in the cardiac remodeling resulting from endurance exercise...
  42. doi request reprint Combined endocardial and epicardial catheter ablation in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia incorporating scar dechanneling technique
    Antonio Berruezo
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic and IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:111-21. 2012
    ..A more extensive epicardial (Epi) arrhythmogenic substrate could explain the low efficacy. We report the results of combined endocardial (Endo) and Epi VT ablation and conducting channel (CC) elimination...
  43. doi request reprint Effect of repeated radiofrequency catheter ablation on left atrial function for the treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Sílvia Montserrat
    Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Cardiol 108:1741-6. 2011
    ..This effect was similar in paroxysmal and persistent AF. In conclusion, RFCA induces reductions in LA volumes without a deleterious impact on contractile function, even after repeated ablation...
  44. ncbi request reprint Comparison of hemodynamic versus dyssynchrony assessment for interventricular delay optimization with echocardiography in cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Adelina Doltra
    Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:984-90. 2011
    ..This study compared Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) to study left ventricular (LV) synchrony and left ventricular outflow tract velocity-time integral (LVOT VTI) to assess hemodynamic performance...
  45. doi request reprint Entrapment of the circular mapping catheter in the mitral valve in two patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation
    Hrvojka Marija Zeljko
    Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Spain
    Europace 13:132-3. 2011
    ..We describe the entrapment of a circular mapping catheter within the mitral valve apparatus after transseptal catheterization and mapping of the left atrium and PVs in two of our patients...
  46. ncbi request reprint Assessment of left ventricular dyssynchrony by real-time three-dimensional echocardiography
    Victoria Delgado
    Instituto Clínico del Tórax, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol 61:825-34. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) for studying LV mechanical dyssynchrony...
  47. pmc Midterm 'super-response' to cardiac resynchronization therapy by biventricular pacing with fusion: insights from electro-anatomical mapping
    Radu Vatasescu
    Cardiology Department, Arrhythmia Section, Hospital Clinic, Thorax Institute, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 11:1675-82. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to analyse the endocardial LV activation pattern induced by echocardiographically optimized Biv pacing and its influence on LV reverse remodelling...
  48. ncbi request reprint EAARN score, a predictive score for mortality in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy based on pre-implantation risk factors
    Malek Khatib
    Thorax Institute, Cardiology Department, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Institut D investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Eur J Heart Fail 16:802-9. 2014
    ..Nevertheless, mortality remains high in some patients. The aims of our study were to identify the predictors of mortality in patients treated with CRT and to design a risk score for mortality...
  49. ncbi request reprint Sport practice and the risk of lone atrial fibrillation: a case-control study
    Roberto Elosua
    Unitat de Lipids i Epidemiologia Cardiovascular, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Int J Cardiol 108:332-7. 2006
    ..In a recent study, we reported sport practice to be more frequent in LAF patients than in the general population. The aim of the study was to determine the association between sport practice and the prevalence of LAF in men...
  50. ncbi request reprint Long-term endurance sport practice increases the incidence of lone atrial fibrillation in men: a follow-up study
    Lluis Molina
    Cardiology Department, Hospital del Mar, Passeig Maritim 25 29, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Europace 10:618-23. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to determine the incidence of lone atrial fibrillation (LAF) in males according to sport practice and to identify possible clinical markers related to LAF among marathon runners...
  51. doi request reprint Impact of atrial fibrillation-induced tachycardiomyopathy in patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation
    Naiara Calvo
    Unitat de Fibril lació Auricular UFA, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Institut d Investigació Biomèdiques Agustí Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Catalonia, Spain
    Int J Cardiol 168:4093-7. 2013
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency catheter ablation for arrhythmic storm in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator
    Rose M F L Silva
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Catalonia, Spain
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:971-5. 2004
    ..Arrhythmic storm requiring VT ablation was uncommon among patients with an ICD and occurred late after ICD implantation. The arrhythmic episode was successfully controlled in the majority of patients with endocardial or epicardial RFA...
  53. doi request reprint Atlas-based quantification of myocardial motion abnormalities: added-value for understanding the effect of cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Nicolas Duchateau
    Center for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicina, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina, Barcelona, Spain
    Ultrasound Med Biol 38:2186-97. 2012
    ..The method is of interest to characterize patterns of mechanical dyssynchrony and to study the link between their evolution and CRT response...
  54. doi request reprint Displacement of the target ablation site and ventricles during premature ventricular contractions: relevance for radiofrequency catheter ablation
    David Andreu
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Heart Rhythm 9:1050-7. 2012
    ..During premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), a spatial displacement of the ventricles and the target ablation site with respect to the sinus rhythm (SR) position is observed during mapping and ablation...
  55. doi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation. Is it mandatory to ablate the atrioventricular junction to obtain a good response?
    Jose Maria Tolosana
    Cardiology Department Thorax Institute Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Eur J Heart Fail 14:635-41. 2012
    ..Our study compared the CRT response of patients in sinus rhythm (SR) vs. AF...
  56. ncbi request reprint Characterization of focal right atrial appendage tachycardia
    Xavier Freixa
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain
    Europace 10:105-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to analyze its clinical, electrocardiographic (ECG), and electrophysiologic (EP) characteristics and the results of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in RAAT...
  57. pmc Preparation for pacemaker or implantable cardiac defibrillator implants in patients with high risk of thrombo-embolic events: oral anticoagulation or bridging with intravenous heparin? A prospective randomized trial
    Jose M Tolosana
    Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona 08036, Catalonia, Spain
    Eur Heart J 30:1880-4. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to demonstrate that the maintenance of OAC during device implantation/replacement is as safe as bridging to intravenous heparin and shortens in-hospital stay...
  58. doi request reprint Left atrial contractility is preserved after successful circumferential pulmonary vein ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Rosario J Perea
    Arrhythmia Section, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:374-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate changes in LA contractility after ablation and their relationship with procedure outcome...
  59. ncbi request reprint Orthodromic pacemaker-mediated tachycardia in a biventricular system without an atrial electrode
    Antonio Berruezo
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1100-2. 2004
    ..Because the left atrial threshold was higher than the left ventricular threshold, the problem could be resolved easily by lowering the output of the coronary vein electrode...
  60. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance in identifying the ventricular arrhythmia substrate and the approach needed for ablation
    David Andreu
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, IDIBAPS Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, C Villarroel 170, Barcelona 08036, Spain
    Eur Heart J 35:1316-26. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the clinical value of analysing the presence and distribution pattern of scarred tissue in the ventricles to identify the VA site of origin and the ablation approach required...
  61. ncbi request reprint Fusion-optimized intervals (FOI): a new method to achieve the narrowest QRS for optimization of the AV and VV intervals in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Elena Arbelo
    Cardiology Department Thorax Institute Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona Institut d Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 25:283-92. 2014
    ..Fusion with intrinsic conduction may increase the benefit of CRT. The aim was to describe fusion-optimized intervals (FOI), a new method of optimizing CRT based on QRS duration...
  62. ncbi request reprint Effect of cardiac resynchronization therapy on left ventricular diastolic function: implications for clinical outcome
    Adelina Doltra
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Card Fail 20:377.e1-7. 2014
    ..Clinical responders without echocardiographic response show improvement in parameters of diastolic function. That suggests that clinical-only response to CRT is secondary to a real effect of the therapy, rather than a placebo effect...
  63. doi request reprint Assessment of left ventricular dyssynchrony by real-time three-dimensional echocardiography
    Victoria Delgado
    Instituto Clínico del Tórax, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 61:825-34. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) for studying LV mechanical dyssynchrony...
  64. ncbi request reprint Left atrial sphericity: a new method to assess atrial remodeling. Impact on the outcome of atrial fibrillation ablation
    Felipe Bisbal
    Unitat de Fibril lació Auricular, Servei de Cardiologia, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 24:752-9. 2013
    ..paroxysmal) and left atrial (LA) dimension. The aim of the study was to stage the atrial remodeling process using the Left Atrial Sphericity (LASP) and determine whether this technique may help to predict AF ablation outcome...
  65. ncbi request reprint Short head-up tilt test potentiated with oral nitroglycerine: comparison with a conventional test using isoproterenol
    Santiago Nava
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1085-8. 2004
    ..002). For evaluating unexplained syncope the short tilt test protocol with nitroglycerine is less time consuming, easier to perform, and has a higher rate of positive response than a conventional isoproterenol protocol...
  66. ncbi request reprint Comparison of effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillator in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy versus those with proved coronary heart disease
    Alejandro Cuesta
    Cardiovascular Institute, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Cardiol 92:1227-30. 2003
    ..Most recurrences were due to sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, and the efficacy of the defibrillator in treating the arrhythmia was the same in both groups...
  67. ncbi request reprint Effect of cardiac resynchronization therapy on left ventricular diastolic function: implications for clinical outcome
    Adelina Doltra
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Electronic address
    J Card Fail 19:795-801. 2013
    ..Our aim was to analyze the impact of CRT on diastolic function in different degrees of response, particularly in patients with positive clinical but no echocardiographic response...
  68. doi request reprint Biventricular pacing in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: a pilot study
    Antonio Berruezo
    Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Heart Rhythm 8:221-7. 2011
    ..Right ventricular apex pacing for gradient reduction in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) with severe left ventricular (LV) obstruction has yielded conflicting results...
  69. doi request reprint Integration of 3D electroanatomic maps and magnetic resonance scar characterization into the navigation system to guide ventricular tachycardia ablation
    David Andreu
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:674-83. 2011
    ..The purpose of the study was to identify the algorithm that best fits with the electroanatomic voltage maps (EAM) to guide ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation...
  70. ncbi request reprint Cooled-tip vs. 8 mm-tip catheter for circumferential pulmonary vein ablation: comparison of efficacy, safety, and lesion extension
    Maria Matiello
    Arrhythmia Section, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Institut de Investigació Biomédica IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Europace 10:955-60. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy, safety, and lesion extension created by 8 mm-tip vs. cooled-tip catheter with different energy settings for circumferential pulmonary vein ablation (CPVA)...
  71. doi request reprint Analysis of temporal delay in myocardial deformation throughout the cardiac cycle: utility for selecting candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Etelvino Silva
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS Institut d Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Heart Rhythm 7:1580-6. 2010
    ..However, peak systolic strain may be difficult to identify...
  72. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic recognition of the epicardial origin of ventricular tachycardias
    Antonio Berruezo
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Circulation 109:1842-7. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to define the ECG characteristics that may identify an epicardial origin of VTs...
  73. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate shocks or inappropriate programming? A review of Guidant's reconfirmation algorithm
    Fadi Mansour
    Electrophysiology Service, Hospital Clinic, C Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Europace 11:1120-2. 2009
    ..For proper troubleshooting, the reconfirmation algorithm will be reviewed...
  74. ncbi request reprint Bifocal right ventricular resynchronization for the failing right ventricle
    Antonio Berruezo
    Thorax Institute Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Cardiology Department, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:e78-81. 2011
    ..Bifocal RV pacing (His bundle plus RV outflow tract pacing) achieved the best acute results and was chosen for permanent pacing. This pacing configuration was associated to clinical and echocardiographic improvement...
  75. doi request reprint Noncompaction cardiomyopathy is associated with mechanical dyssynchrony: a potential underlying mechanism for favorable response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Diego Penela
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, and IDIBAPS Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Card Fail 19:80-6. 2013
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Nonsurgical transthoracic epicardial radiofrequency ablation: an alternative in incessant ventricular tachycardia
    Josep Brugada
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Villaroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:2036-43. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of epicardial radiofrequency (RF) ablation in patients with incessant ventricular tachycardia (VT)...
  77. doi request reprint Cardiac arrhythmogenic remodeling in a rat model of long-term intensive exercise training
    Begona Benito
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Circulation 123:13-22. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to use an animal model to evaluate whether sustained intensive exercise training induces potentially adverse myocardial remodeling and thus creates a potential substrate for arrhythmias...
  78. ncbi request reprint Epicardial ablation of syncopal ventricular tachycardia. Utility of the electrocardiogram
    Antonio Berruezo
    Arrhythmia Section, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Villarroel, 170, Barcelona 08036, Spain
    Europace 8:338-40. 2006
    ..The ECG during tachycardia suggested an epicardial origin. The arrhythmia was successfully treated using a non-surgical transthoracic epicardial approach...
  79. doi request reprint Sex differences in the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation: population-based study in a local health district
    Alba Riesgo
    Sección de Urgencias, Area de Urgencias, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Espana
    Rev Esp Cardiol 64:233-6. 2011
    ..In conclusion, gender differences observed in the treatment of atrial fibrillation cannot be fully explained by differences in clinical characteristics between men and women in the population...
  80. ncbi request reprint [Impact of implementing common guidelines at different care levels in a healthcare area on the improvement of atrial fibrillation treatment]
    Blanca Coll-Vinent
    Servicio de Urgencias, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol 60:392-403. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to analyze the impact of the implementation of a practice guideline about AF treatment common to the different levels of health attention on the adequacy of AF treatment and on corrective interventions...
  81. doi request reprint Assessing reverse remodeling in heart failure patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy and its impact on prognosis
    Luigi Gabrielli
    Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 10:1437-48. 2012
    ..The objective of this review is to highlight the acute and long-term CRT benefits as assessed by imaging, with special focus in cardiac reverse remodeling and its impact on prognosis...
  82. doi request reprint Left ventricular function and visual phase analysis with equilibrium radionuclide angiography in patients with biventricular device
    Africa Muxi
    Nuclear Medicine Department Centre de Diagnóstic per la Imatge, CDI, Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 35:912-21. 2008
    ..To evaluate left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and synchronisation changes after CRT with a biventricular pacing implant, we used an equilibrium radionuclide angiography (ERNA)...
  83. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of pacemaker and defibrillator lead endocarditis: the impact of electrode lead extraction on outcome
    Ana del Rio
    Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Chest 124:1451-9. 2003
    ..Medical treatment has been suggested for the treatment of CD endocarditis, but there is increasing evidence that surgical treatment is to be preferred as the best approach to achieve eradication of the infection and reduce mortality...
  84. ncbi request reprint Accessory pathway localization by QRS polarity in children with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
    Lucas Boersma
    Arrhythmia Unit, Cardiovascular Institute Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:1222-6. 2002
    ..Location of the accessory pathway (AP) in Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome can be determined accurately by the QRS polarity on resting ECG. These ECG characteristics may be different in children, and no algorithm has yet been tested...
  85. ncbi request reprint Low exposure radiation with conventional guided radiofrequency catheter ablation in pregnant women
    Antonio Berruezo
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiology Department, Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:1299-302. 2007
    ....
  86. doi request reprint Pitfalls of programming sensing polarities using the coronary sinus lead in biventricular pacemakers
    Fadi Mansour
    Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:e22-5. 2011
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint [Treatment of atrial fibrillation at different levels of health care]
    Blanca Coll-Vinent
    Servicio de Urgencias, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 128:125-9. 2007
    ..We sought to analyze treatment and compliance of the prevailing guidelines of patients with atrial fibrillation attended at different levels of health care and to quantify interventions to correct treatment inadequacies...
  88. ncbi request reprint Electrical interference from an abdominal muscle stimulator unit on an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: report of two consecutive cases
    Luis Wayar
    Arrhythmia Section, Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1292-3. 2003
    ....
  89. pmc Diagnosis, management, and outcomes of patients with syncope and bundle branch block
    Angel Moya
    Hospital General Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Passeig Vall d Hebron 119 129, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Heart J 32:1535-41. 2011
    ..We performed a prospective, observational study of the clinical outcomes of patients with syncope and BBB following a systematic diagnostic approach...