Robert A Schweikert

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Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous pericardial instrumentation for endo-epicardial mapping of previously failed ablations
    Robert A Schweikert
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine F15, Section of Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 108:1329-35. 2003
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Vagal responses induced by endocardial left atrial autonomic ganglion stimulation before and after pulmonary vein antrum isolation for atrial fibrillation
    Atul Verma
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Electrophysiology, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:1177-82. 2007
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint Anatomic location of pulmonary vein electrical disconnection with balloon-based catheter ablation
    Karen P Phillips
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:14-8. 2008
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term success of substrate-based mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
    Atul Verma
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 111:3209-16. 2005
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Relationship between catheter forces, lesion characteristics, "popping," and char formation: experience with robotic navigation system
    Luigi Di Biase
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:436-40. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous pericardial instrumentation for endo-epicardial mapping of previously failed ablations
    Robert A Schweikert
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine F15, Section of Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 108:1329-35. 2003
    ..The epicardial location of an arrhythmia could be responsible for unsuccessful endocardial catheter ablation...
  2. 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)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Vagal responses induced by endocardial left atrial autonomic ganglion stimulation before and after pulmonary vein antrum isolation for atrial fibrillation
    Atul Verma
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Electrophysiology, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:1177-82. 2007
    ..These vagal inputs are clustered in autonomic ganglia (AG) that are close to the pulmonary vein antrum (PVA) borders, but whether standard intracardiac echocardiography (ICE)-guided PVA isolation (PVAI) affects these inputs is unknown...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Anatomic location of pulmonary vein electrical disconnection with balloon-based catheter ablation
    Karen P Phillips
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:14-8. 2008
    ..We sought to evaluate the precise anatomic level of PV electrical disconnection with current design balloon-based catheters...
  6. 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
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term success of substrate-based mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
    Atul Verma
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 111:3209-16. 2005
    ..Substrate-based mapping and ablation may overcome these limitations. We report the results and success of substrate-based VT ablation in ARVD...
  8. 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
    ....
  9. 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...
  10. doi request reprint Relationship between catheter forces, lesion characteristics, "popping," and char formation: experience with robotic navigation system
    Luigi Di Biase
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:436-40. 2009
    ..We evaluated the relationship between lesion formation, pressure, and the development of complications...
  11. 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...
  12. 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)...
  13. 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...
  14. 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)...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Embolic events and char formation during pulmonary vein isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation: impact of different anticoagulation regimens and importance of intracardiac echo imaging
    Oussama M Wazni
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:576-81. 2005
    ..8% of patients. In this study, we report the incidence of char formation and embolic events with different anticoagulation protocols prospectively changed to reduce such complication...
  18. 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...
  19. doi request reprint Esophageal luminal temperature measurement underestimates esophageal tissue temperature during radiofrequency ablation within the canine left atrium: comparison between 8 mm tip and open irrigation catheters
    Jennifer E Cummings
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:641-4. 2008
    ..This animal study evaluates luminal esophageal temperature and its relation to the temperature of the external esophageal tissue during left atrial lesions using the 8 mm solid tip and the open irrigated tip catheters (OIC)...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint Impact of type of atrial fibrillation and repeat catheter ablation on long-term freedom from atrial fibrillation: results from a multicenter study
    Mandeep Bhargava
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:1403-12. 2009
    ..The impact and the role of repeat catheter ablation were assessed in patients with recurrence...
  22. doi request reprint Mortality of heart failure patients after cardiac resynchronization therapy: identification of predictors
    Rong Bai
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1259-65. 2008
    ..This study attempts to make this type of comparison in a large CHF population and seeks to identify predictors of death in patients with different comorbidities...
  23. doi request reprint Transiliac ICD implantation: defibrillation vector flexibility produces consistent success
    Chi Keong Ching
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:978-83. 2009
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Assessment of temperature, proximity, and course of the esophagus during radiofrequency ablation within the left atrium
    Jennifer E Cummings
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Circulation 112:459-64. 2005
    ..The objectives of this study were to evaluate the course of the esophagus and the temperature within the esophagus during pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) and correlate these data with esophagus tissue damage...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Brief communication: atrial-esophageal fistulas after radiofrequency ablation
    Jennifer E Cummings
    The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:572-4. 2006
    ..Ablation of atrial fibrillation is generally considered safe and effective. However, atrial-esophageal fistulas have recently been reported as a rare but fatal complication...
  27. ncbi request reprint Evidence of specialized conduction cells in human pulmonary veins of patients with atrial fibrillation
    Alejandro Perez-Lugones
    Department of Cardiology, Center for Atrial Fibrillation, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:803-9. 2003
    ..Conclusion: Our report is the first to show the presence of P cells, transitional cells, and Purkinje cells in human pulmonary veins. Whether these cells are relevant in the genesis of atrial fibrillation requires further study...
  28. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein stenosis after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: emergence of a new clinical syndrome
    Eduardo B Saad
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Desk F26, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Ann Intern Med 138:634-8. 2003
    ..Pulmonary vein isolation is a new, effective curative procedure for selected patients with atrial fibrillation. Pulmonary vein stenosis is a potential complication and may lead to symptoms that are often underrecognized...
  29. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous pericardial instrumentation for catheter ablation of focal atrial tachycardias arising from the left atrial appendage
    Karen P Phillips
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:430-3. 2008
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Use of intracardiac echocardiography for prediction of chronic pulmonary vein stenosis after ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Eduardo B Saad
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:986-9. 2002
    ..Measurements of pulmonary vein (PV) flow with intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) immediately before and after PV isolation may be a useful method for predicting which patients will develop chronic PV stenosis...
  31. 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
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein stenosis after radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation: functional characterization, evolution, and influence of the ablation strategy
    Eduardo B Saad
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 108:3102-7. 2003
    ..Pulmonary vein (PV) stenosis is a complication of ablation for atrial fibrillation. The impact of different ablation strategies on the incidence of PV stenosis and its functional characterization has not been described...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide levels predict postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    Oussama M Wazni
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 110:124-7. 2004
    ..Recently, B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been reported to predict occurrence of nonpostoperative AF. This study evaluates whether elevated preoperative (preop) plasma BNP levels predict the occurrence of postop AF...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Remote magnetic navigation to map and ablate left coronary cusp ventricular tachycardia
    J David Burkhardt
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:1142-4. 2006
    ..Navigation, mapping, and ablation in the coronary cusps can be challenging. Remote magnetic navigation may offer an alternative to conventional manually operated catheters...
  37. doi request reprint The magnitude of reverse remodelling irrespective of aetiology predicts outcome of heart failure patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Luigi Di Biase
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Eur Heart J 29:2497-505. 2008
    ..We assessed the relationship between cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)-induced reverse remodelling and mortality during a long-term follow-up in a prospective observational study...
  38. ncbi request reprint Nonthoracotomy implantable defibrillator lead extraction: results and comparison with extraction of pacemaker leads
    Eduardo B Saad
    Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1944-50. 2003
    ..In experienced hands, excellent success rates should be achieved with a low incidence of complications...
  39. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation: When is rate control enough?
    Eduardo B Saad
    The Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Section of Electrophysiology and Pacing, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 71:713-8. 2004
  40. 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
  41. 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact of coronary sinus lead position on biventricular pacing: mortality and echocardiographic evaluation during long-term follow-up
    Antonio Rossillo
    Department of Cardiology, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1120-5. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical response and mortality in patients who had transvenous CS leads placed in different anatomic branches for biventricular pacing...
  43. 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...
  44. doi request reprint Clinical predictors and relationship between early and late atrial tachyarrhythmias after pulmonary vein antrum isolation
    Sakis Themistoclakis
    Cardiovascular Department, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 5:679-85. 2008
    ..Several studies have reported early (EAT) and late (LAT) atrial tachyarrhythmias following atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, but the factors associated with them and their clinical significance are not well known...
  45. 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...