W I Saliba

Summary

Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Sinus rhythm restoration and treatment success: insight from recent clinical trials
    Walid Saliba
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Clin Cardiol 34:12-22. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Ventricular fibrillation: ablation of a trigger?
    Walid Saliba
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:1296-9. 2002
  3. doi request reprint Incidental atrial fibrillation and its management
    Walid Saliba
    Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Postgrad Med 123:27-35. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in a woman taking cesium chloride
    W Saliba
    Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:515-7. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Dofetilide (Tikosyn): a new drug to control atrial fibrillation
    W I Saliba
    Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 68:353-63. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Ventricular tachycardia syndromes
    W I Saliba
    Department of Cardiology, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Med Clin North Am 85:267-304. 2001
  7. doi request reprint Experience with the hansen robotic system for atrial fibrillation ablation--lessons learned and techniques modified: Hansen in the real world
    Oussama M Wazni
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:1193-6. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Mode of initiation and ablation of ventricular fibrillation storms in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1715-20. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation in patients with symptomatic sinus bradycardia or pauses
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:784-9. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Intracardiac echocardiography during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Walid Saliba
    Heart and Vascular Institute, F15, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195
    Europace 10:iii42-7. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Sinus rhythm restoration and treatment success: insight from recent clinical trials
    Walid Saliba
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Clin Cardiol 34:12-22. 2011
    ..The authors have no other funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose...
  2. ncbi request reprint Ventricular fibrillation: ablation of a trigger?
    Walid Saliba
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:1296-9. 2002
    ..Suppression of VF arising from focal triggers in patients with frequent ventricular ectopy and normal heart can be achieved with catheter ablation, but further studies are needed to evaluate the prevalence of such a mechanism...
  3. doi request reprint Incidental atrial fibrillation and its management
    Walid Saliba
    Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Postgrad Med 123:27-35. 2011
    ..New oral anticoagulants that lack many of these drawbacks are in development. Here we review these drugs for stroke prevention in AF...
  4. ncbi request reprint Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in a woman taking cesium chloride
    W Saliba
    Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:515-7. 2001
    ..The use of this drug is potentially hazardous as it may induce fatal ventricular arrhythmias...
  5. ncbi request reprint Dofetilide (Tikosyn): a new drug to control atrial fibrillation
    W I Saliba
    Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 68:353-63. 2001
    ..This paper reviews the pharmacology of dofetilide, the evidence of its effectiveness, and the appropriate precautions in using it...
  6. ncbi request reprint Ventricular tachycardia syndromes
    W I Saliba
    Department of Cardiology, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Med Clin North Am 85:267-304. 2001
    ..The advent of sophisticated device-based therapy and of more precise and effective catheter ablation approaches will expand clinicians' ability to gain control of this multifaceted arrhythmia syndrome...
  7. doi request reprint Experience with the hansen robotic system for atrial fibrillation ablation--lessons learned and techniques modified: Hansen in the real world
    Oussama M Wazni
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:1193-6. 2009
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation may be performed utilizing this system. We report our management of complications with early experience of this system...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mode of initiation and ablation of ventricular fibrillation storms in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1715-20. 2004
    ..We report on the initiation of ventricular fibrillation (VF) storm in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and the results of targeted ablation to treat VF storm...
  9. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation in patients with symptomatic sinus bradycardia or pauses
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:784-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effect of pulmonary vein isolation in patients with sick sinus syndrome and atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  10. doi request reprint Intracardiac echocardiography during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Walid Saliba
    Heart and Vascular Institute, F15, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195
    Europace 10:iii42-7. 2008
    ..More importantly, it allows identification and potential reduction of procedural complications including damage to intracardiac structures, left atrial thrombus formation, PV stenosis, and pericardial effusion during left heart ablation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Remote magnetic navigation: human experience in pulmonary vein ablation
    Luigi Di Biase
    Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:868-74. 2007
    ..We aimed at assessing the feasibility and efficacy of remote magnetic navigation (MN) and ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Novel robotic catheter remote control system: feasibility and safety of transseptal puncture and endocardial catheter navigation
    Walid Saliba
    Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:1102-5. 2006
    ..The aims of this study were to demonstrate the safety and the feasibility of the robotic catheter remote control system (CCS) in endocardial navigation in all cardiac chambers, as well as facilitation of the transseptal puncture...
  13. ncbi request reprint Randomized study comparing combined pulmonary vein-left atrial junction disconnection and cavotricuspid isthmus ablation versus pulmonary vein-left atrial junction disconnection alone in patients presenting with typical atrial flutter and atrial fibrillat
    Oussama Wazni
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 108:2479-83. 2003
    ..We hypothesized that in patients with both AF and typical AFL, pulmonary vein-left atrial junction (PV-LAJ) disconnection may eliminate both arrhythmias...
  14. ncbi request reprint Phased-array intracardiac echocardiography monitoring during pulmonary vein isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation: impact on outcome and complications
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 107:2710-6. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the impact of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) on the long-term success and complications in patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  15. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes and clinical predictors for pacing after cardiac transplantation
    Daniel J Cantillon
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 28:791-8. 2009
    ..This study evaluated the predictors for PPM requirement, long-term outcomes, and influence of implant timing and device programming on prognosis after cardiac transplant...
  16. doi request reprint Focal ablation versus single vein isolation for atrial tachycardia originating from a pulmonary vein
    Bryan Baranowski
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Division of Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:776-83. 2010
    ..The natural history of PV atrial tachycardia (AT), resulting in a slower, more organized form of firing, is less clear. Furthermore, the optimal therapeutic approach to a PV AT is poorly defined...
  17. ncbi request reprint Circumferential ultrasound ablation for pulmonary vein isolation: analysis of acute and chronic failures
    Walid Saliba
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:957-61. 2002
    ..We also reviewed the angiograms obtained during the procedure and identified anatomic variants that could be responsible for ineffective lesion formation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Impact of age on the outcome of pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation using circular mapping technique and cooled-tip ablation catheter:
    Mandeep Bhargava
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:8-13. 2004
    ..PVI is an evolving technique for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF). The impact of age on the risks, outcomes, and complications of PVI has not been well defined...
  19. ncbi request reprint Approaches to restoring and maintaining normal sinus rhythm
    David O Martin
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 70:S12-29. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of radiofrequency energy catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators
    Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44185, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:1309-16. 2005
    ..Catheter ablation has significantly transformed the clinical management of atrial fibrillation (AF). The safety and efficacy of this procedure are not well understood in patients with pacemakers and defibrillators...
  21. ncbi request reprint Circular mapping and ablation of the pulmonary vein for treatment of atrial fibrillation: impact of different catheter technologies
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:464-74. 2002
    ..We conducted this study to compare the efficacy and safety of different catheter ablation technologies and of distal versus ostial pulmonary veins (PV) isolation using the circular mapping technique...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein antral isolation using an open irrigation ablation catheter for the treatment of atrial fibrillation: a randomized pilot study
    Mohamed H Kanj
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1634-41. 2007
    ..We sought to test how catheter ablation using an open irrigation catheter (OIC) compares with standard catheters for pulmonary vein antrum isolation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
    Fethi Kilicaslan
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:275-80. 2006
    ..Although pulmonary vein (PV) antrum isolation is effective in curing atrial fibrillation (AF) in a variety of heart diseases, results in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) have not been reported...
  24. ncbi request reprint Transcranial Doppler detection of microembolic signals during pulmonary vein antrum isolation: implications for titration of radiofrequency energy
    Fethi Kilicaslan
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:495-501. 2006
    ..Microembolic signals (MES) have been associated with stroke and neurological impairment. However, the incidence of MES during PVAI, and their relationship to microbubble formation and radiofrequency (RF) parameters are unknown...
  25. ncbi request reprint Incidence of atrial arrhythmias detected by permanent pacemakers (PPM) post-pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) for atrial fibrillation (AF): correlation with symptomatic recurrence
    Atul Verma
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Electrophysiology, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:601-6. 2007
    ..Studies examining AF recurrences post-PVAI base recurrence on patient reporting of symptoms. However, whether asymptomatic recurrences are common is not well known...
  26. ncbi request reprint Intracardiac echo-guided image integration: optimizing strategies for registration
    Tamer S Fahmy
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:276-82. 2007
    ..However, the success of this approach is dependent on the accuracy of the image integration process. This study aims to evaluate the in vivo accuracy and reliability of the integrated image...
  27. ncbi request reprint Frequency and associations of symptomatic deterioration after dual-chamber defibrillator implantation in patients with ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Eduardo B Saad
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44122, USA
    Am J Cardiol 90:79-82. 2002
  28. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation vs antiarrhythmic drugs as first-line treatment of symptomatic atrial fibrillation: a randomized trial
    Oussama M Wazni
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    JAMA 293:2634-40. 2005
    ..Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with radiofrequency ablation may cure AF, obviating the need for antiarrhythmic drugs and anticoagulation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Electrical isolation of the superior vena cava: an adjunctive strategy to pulmonary vein antrum isolation improving the outcome of AF ablation
    Mauricio Arruda
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:1261-6. 2007
    ..PV isolation at the antrum (PVAI) has improved safety and efficacy of ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF). AF triggers from the superior vena cava (SVC) may compromise the outcome of PVAI...
  30. ncbi request reprint Three-dimensional reconstruction of pulmonary veins in patients with atrial fibrillation and controls: morphological characteristics of different veins
    Alejandro Perez-Lugones
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Desk F 15, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:8-15. 2003
    ..Overall, patients with AF do not have larger sizes of PV ostia. Multiple ramifications from the right inferior PV ostium is a common pattern and may represent a protective anatomic variant...
  31. ncbi request reprint Left superior vena cava isolation in patients undergoing pulmonary vein antrum isolation: impact on atrial fibrillation recurrence
    Claude S Elayi
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:1019-23. 2006
    ..The left SVC can be electrically isolated. However, little clinical data about the impact of left SVC disconnection on AF outcome are available. We report on six patients with left SVC and recurrent AF...
  32. ncbi request reprint The need for atrial flutter ablation following pulmonary vein antrum isolation in patients with and without previous cardiac surgery
    Fethi Kilicaslan
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:690-6. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with impaired systolic function
    Michael S Chen
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1004-9. 2004
    ..We aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with impaired left ventricular (LV) systolic function...
  34. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation ablation using a robotic catheter remote control system: initial human experience and long-term follow-up results
    Walid Saliba
    Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:2407-11. 2008
    ....
  35. pmc C reactive protein concentration and recurrence of atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion
    O Wazni
    The Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Heart 91:1303-5. 2005
    ..To test the hypothesis that a high C reactive protein (CRP) concentration would predict recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardioversion in patients taking antiarrhythmic drugs...
  36. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein total occlusion following catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: clinical implications after long-term follow-up
    Luigi Di Biase
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2493-9. 2006
    ..We present the clinical course and management outcomes of patients with total pulmonary vein occlusion (PVO)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Incidence of atrial fibrillation post-cavotricuspid isthmus ablation in patients with typical atrial flutter: left-atrial size as an independent predictor of atrial fibrillation recurrence
    Keith Ellis
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:799-802. 2007
    ..The long-term occurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients presenting with atrial flutter alone is unknown. We report the long-term follow-up in patients who underwent cavotricuspid isthmus ablation for treatment of lone atrial flutter...
  38. doi request reprint Low incidence of left atrial or left atrial appendage thrombus in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and normal EF who present for pulmonary vein antrum isolation procedure
    Mohammed N Khan
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:356-8. 2008
    ..The incidence of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) who present for pulmonary vein antrum isolation procedure (PVAI) is unknown...
  39. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation ablation in patients with therapeutic international normalized ratio: comparison of strategies of anticoagulation management in the periprocedural period
    Oussama M Wazni
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic, 60 Stonewood Dr, Cleveland, OH 44022, USA
    Circulation 116:2531-4. 2007
    ..The best approach to management of anticoagulation before and after atrial fibrillation ablation is not known...
  40. doi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation under therapeutic international normalized ratio: a safe and efficacious periprocedural anticoagulation strategy
    Ayman A Hussein
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:1425-9. 2009
    ..The best periprocedural anticoagulation strategy at the time of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is not known. Most centers stop administering warfarin (Coumadin) and use bridging with heparin or enoxaparin...
  41. ncbi request reprint Atrial arrhythmias after surgical maze: findings during catheter ablation
    Oussama M Wazni
    The Center for Atrial Fibrillation, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:1405-9. 2006
    ..We describe the clinical and electrophysiologic characteristics and management of post "cut and sew" Maze arrhythmias in symptomatic patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein antrum isolation for treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with valvular heart disease or prior open heart surgery
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 1:33-9. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of pulmonary vein antrum isolation in patients with moderate valvular heart disease or open-heart surgery and atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Pre-existent left atrial scarring in patients undergoing pulmonary vein antrum isolation: an independent predictor of procedural failure
    Atul Verma
    Section of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:285-92. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the impact of left atrial scarring (LAS) on the outcome of patients undergoing pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) for atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Importance of ablating all potential right atrial flutter circuits in postcardiac surgery patients
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:409-14. 2004
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Left atrial flutter following pulmonary vein antrum isolation with radiofrequency energy: linear lesions or repeat isolation
    Jennifer E Cummings
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:293-7. 2005
    ..This study reviews the incidence of LAFL following segmental PV antrum isolation (PVAI) in a large patient population and evaluates if re-isolation alone is sufficient to prevent recurrence...
  46. ncbi request reprint Matching approved "nondedicated" hardware to obtain biventricular pacing and defibrillation: feasibility and troubleshooting
    Logan Kanagaratnam
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:1066-71. 2002
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Three-dimensional nonfluoroscopic mapping and ablation of inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Procedural strategies and long-term outcome
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:1046-54. 2002
    ..Change in activation after the administration of esmolol was also assessed and compared to the shift documented with successful sinus node (SN) modification...
  48. ncbi request reprint Incidence of atrial fibrillation in heart transplant patients: long-term follow-up
    Mohammed Khan
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:827-31. 2006
    ..The incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in heart transplant patients has not been well documented...
  49. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation of atypical atrial flutter after cardiac surgery or atrial fibrillation ablation: a randomized comparison of open-irrigation-tip and 8-mm-tip catheters
    Rong Bai
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:1489-96. 2007
    ..This is probably related to the complex mechanism of this arrhythmia or may be due to an inability to deliver sufficient energy during ablation...
  50. ncbi request reprint Response to pharmacological challenge of dissociated pulmonary vein rhythm
    Nassir Marrouche
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:122-6. 2005
    ..Dissociated pulmonary vein rhythm...
  51. ncbi request reprint Effects of cocaine intoxication on the threshold for stun gun induction of ventricular fibrillation
    Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:805-11. 2006
    ..This study sought to assess cocaine's effects on Taser-induced ventricular fibrillation (VF) threshold in a pig model...
  52. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, predictors, and mortality significance of the causative arrhythmia in patients with electrical storm
    Atul Verma
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1265-70. 2004
    ..We sought to assess the prevalence, predictors, and survival significance of VT and VF as the causative arrhythmia of ES in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients...
  53. ncbi request reprint Relationship between successful ablation sites and the scar border zone defined by substrate mapping for ventricular tachycardia post-myocardial infarction
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:465-71. 2005
    ..We sought to assess the relationship between successful ablation sites of hemodynamically stable post-MI VTs determined by mapping during VT with the scar border zone defined in sinus rhythm...
  54. ncbi request reprint Response of atrial fibrillation to pulmonary vein antrum isolation is directly related to resumption and delay of pulmonary vein conduction
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 112:627-35. 2005
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular imaging in the management of atrial fibrillation
    Oussama M Wazni
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2077-84. 2006
    ..We review the impact of various imaging modalities in the evaluation and management of AF...
  56. ncbi request reprint Dofetilide: a new class III antiarrhythmic agent
    Henri Roukoz
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine F15, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 5:9-19. 2007
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Efficacy, safety, and outcome of atrial fibrillation ablation in septuagenarians
    Andrea Corrado
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:807-11. 2008
    ..Catheter ablation is an effective treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). The outcome of AF ablation in septuagenarians is not clear. Our aim was to evaluate success rate, outcome, and complication rate of AF ablation in septuagenarians...
  58. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Fate of intracardiac lead vegetations after percutaneous lead extraction
    Gian M Novaro
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 106:e46. 2002
  59. ncbi request reprint Nonexcitatory stimulus delivery improves left ventricular function in hearts with left bundle branch block
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:691-5. 2002
    ..Preliminary data in a heart failure animal model and isolated muscle preparation have suggested that nonexcitatory stimulation (NES) improves left ventricular (LV) function...
  60. ncbi request reprint Use of different catheter ablation technologies for treatment of typical atrial flutter: acute results and long-term follow-up
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:743-6. 2003
    ..We report the acute success and long-term follow-up in consecutive patients undergoing catheter ablation of typical right atrial flutter (AFL) using different ablation technologies...
  61. ncbi request reprint The role of swab and tissue culture in the diagnosis of implantable cardiac device infection
    Jimmy Dy Chua
    Department of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:1276-81. 2005
    ..The isolation of a pathogen is vital in the diagnosis and treatment of a device infection. A swab culture, despite poor sensitivity, is the most common method used in specimen collection...
  62. ncbi request reprint Phrenic nerve injury after catheter ablation: should we worry about this complication?
    Rong Bai
    Department of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:944-8. 2006
    ..Phrenic nerve injury (PNI) is a complication that can occur with catheter ablation...
  63. doi request reprint The impact of myocardial viability on the clinical outcome of cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Lucie Riedlbauchova
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:50-7. 2009
    ..Around 30% of patients do not respond to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Nonischemic cardiomyopathy has been identified as an independent predictor of response to CRT, probably due to the absence of compact scar...
  64. doi request reprint Pulmonary-vein isolation for atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure
    Mohammed N Khan
    Cardiovascular Associates, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:1778-85. 2008
    ..Pulmonary-vein isolation is increasingly being used to treat atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure...
  65. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic fiberoptic assessment of balloon occlusion of the pulmonary vein ostium in humans: comparison with phased-array intracardiac echocardiography
    Sakis Themistoclakis
    Department of Cardiology, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 3:44-9. 2006
    ..Anatomic pulmonary vein (PV) variants may affect the ability to position balloon catheter systems at the left atrium (LA)-PV junction with complete circumferential contact, resulting in ineffective PV isolation...
  66. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of adjuvant anterior left atrial ablation during intracardiac echocardiography-guided pulmonary vein antrum isolation for atrial fibrillation
    Atul Verma
    Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:151-6. 2007
    ..However, whether adding ablation of such sites to standard ICE-guided PVAI improves outcome is not well known...
  67. ncbi request reprint Extensive ablation during pulmonary vein antrum isolation has no adverse impact on left atrial function: an echocardiography and cine computed tomography analysis
    Atul Verma
    Marin General Hospital, Sutter Pacific Heart Centers, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:741-6. 2006
    ..Although pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) may cure atrial fibrillation (AF) and improve left atrial (LA) function, the effect of extensive LA ablation on LA function is not well known...