Oussama Wazni

Summary

Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Lead extraction in the contemporary setting: the LExICon study: an observational retrospective study of consecutive laser lead extractions
    Oussama Wazni
    Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:579-86. 2010
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. pmc Use of dabigatran for periprocedural anticoagulation in patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Mohamed Bassiouny
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:460-6. 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein antrum isolation
    Mohamed Kanj
    The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:S73-9. 2007

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Lead extraction in the contemporary setting: the LExICon study: an observational retrospective study of consecutive laser lead extractions
    Oussama Wazni
    Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:579-86. 2010
    ..This study sought to examine the safety and efficacy of laser-assisted lead extraction and the indications, outcomes, and risk factors in a large series of consecutive patients...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. pmc Use of dabigatran for periprocedural anticoagulation in patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Mohamed Bassiouny
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:460-6. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that dabigatran can be safely used as an alternative to continuous warfarin for the periprocedural anticoagulation in PVI...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
    ....
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein antrum isolation
    Mohamed Kanj
    The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:S73-9. 2007
    ..We usually reserve these adjunctive ablative therapies for patients with persistent or chronic atrial fibrillation and those with unsuccessful prior catheter ablation...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi 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
    ....
  13. 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...
  14. doi request reprint Natural history and long-term outcomes of ablated atrial fibrillation
    Ayman A Hussein
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, The Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:271-8. 2011
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is increasingly used in clinical practice. We aimed to study the natural history and long-term outcomes of ablated AF...
  15. ncbi request reprint Clinical predictors of adverse patient outcomes in an experience of more than 5000 chronic endovascular pacemaker and defibrillator lead extractions
    Michael P Brunner
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
    Heart Rhythm 11:799-805. 2014
    ..It is difficult to predict adverse patient outcomes associated with transvenous lead extraction (TLE) procedures...
  16. ncbi request reprint Transvenous extraction of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads under advisory--a comparison of Riata, Sprint Fidelis, and non-recalled implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads
    Michael P Brunner
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
    Heart Rhythm 10:1444-50. 2013
    ..Comparative safety and efficacy associated with transvenous lead extraction (TLE) of recalled and non-recalled implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) leads has not been well characterized...
  17. 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...
  18. doi request reprint Cardiac venous left ventricular lead removal and reimplantation following device infection: a large single-center experience
    John Rickard
    Heart and Vascular Institute Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:1213-6. 2012
    ..Early series of biventricular device removal have contained mostly younger cardiac venous (CV) left ventricular leads and few have reported on rates of successful reimplantation...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Avoiding microbubbles formation during radiofrequency left atrial ablation versus continuous microbubbles formation and standard radiofrequency ablation protocols: comparison of energy profiles and chronic lesion characteristics
    Seil Oh
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:72-7. 2006
    ..Radiofrequency (RF) energy parameters and chronic lesion characteristics associated with the microbubbles formation have not been yet fully elucidated...
  21. doi request reprint Percutaneous extraction of stented device leads
    Bryan Baranowski
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Heart Rhythm 9:723-7. 2012
    ..There are limited published data regarding the percutaneous extraction of device leads jailed by a venous stent...
  22. ncbi 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
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  23. 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...
  24. 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
    ....
  25. ncbi 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. doi request reprint Coronary sinus focus acting as a trigger for atrial fibrillation in a patient with orthotopic heart transplantation
    Mohamed Kanj
    The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1208-11. 2008
    ..This illustrates an unusual role of nonpulmonary vein foci in the etiology of atrial fibrillation in patients status post OHTX...
  29. pmc Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator FDA safety advisories: Impact on patient mortality and morbidity
    Jay Sengupta
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue J2 2, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 9:1619-26. 2012
    ..Although estimated risks of ICD generators under advisory are low, dependency on ICD therapies to prevent sudden death justifies the assessment of long-term mortality...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy in non-left bundle branch block morphologies
    John Rickard
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:590-5. 2010
    ..Little is known about the response to CRT in patients with right bundle branch block (RBBB) or non-specific intraventricular conduction delay (IVCD) compared with traditionally studied patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB)...
  31. doi request reprint Electrocardiographic activity before onset of postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery patients
    Mirela Ovreiu
    Department of Clinical Engineering Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:1371-82. 2008
    ..Electrocardiographic (ECG) characteristics were analyzed in postoperative cardiac surgery patients in an attempt to predict development of new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  32. doi request reprint Tricuspid regurgitation in patients with pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators: a comprehensive review
    Rasha Al-Bawardy
    Department Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Clin Cardiol 36:249-54. 2013
    ..Pacemaker-related TR might cause severe right-sided heart failure, but data regarding associated mortality are lacking. This comprehensive review summarizes the data regarding incidence, mechanism, and treatment of lead-related TR...
  33. doi request reprint Strategic choices to reduce implantable cardioverter-defibrillator-related morbidity
    Oussama Wazni
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Main Campus, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Nat Rev Cardiol 7:376-83. 2010
    ....
  34. 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)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Relation of C-reactive protein correlates with risk of thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Senthil K Thambidorai
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:805-7. 2004
    ..00 vs 0.302 mg/dl). C-reactive protein also correlated with clinical stroke risk factors. Increased C-reactive protein levels were also independently associated with transesophageal echocardiographic thromboembolic risk factors...
  36. ncbi request reprint Improved survival after acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock with circulatory support and transplantation: comparing aggressive intervention with conservative treatment
    Wakkas Tayara
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 25:504-9. 2006
    ..Utilization of re-vascularization, mechanical circulatory support and transplantation in these patients may improve survival...
  37. doi request reprint Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide levels and recurrent arrhythmia after successful ablation of lone atrial fibrillation
    Ayman A Hussein
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Circulation 123:2077-82. 2011
    ..Little is known about BNP in lone AF patients undergoing arrhythmia ablation. We sought to determine the relationship between BNP levels and the risk of recurrent arrhythmia after ablation of lone AF...