Anne B Curtis
- Clinical competency statement: Training pathways for implantation of cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devicesAnne B Curtis
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Heart Rhythm 1:371-5. 2004
- Clinical factors that influence response to treatment strategies in atrial fibrillation: the Atrial Fibrillation Follow-up Investigation of Rhythm Management (AFFIRM) studyAnne B Curtis
University of Florida, Box 100277, 1600 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Am Heart J 149:645-9. 2005..The primary outcome of the trial showed no overall difference in survival between strategies. However, there may be important patient subgroups for which there are identifiable differences in outcome with 1 of the 2 strategies...
- Ventricular reverse remodeling and 6-month outcomes in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy: analysis of the MIRACLE studyGregory W Woo
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
J Interv Card Electrophysiol 12:107-13. 2005....
- Do positive health expectations and optimism relate to quality-of-life outcomes for the patient with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?Samuel F Sears
Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
J Cardiopulm Rehabil 24:324-31. 2004..This study examined the "resilience factors" of positive health expectations and global optimism prospectively using the general quality-of-life (QOL) scores of newly implanted ICD patients...
- Management of heart failure after cardiac resynchronization therapy: integrating advanced heart failure treatment with optimal device functionJuan M Aranda
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 46:2193-8. 2005..This algorithm represents a new, comprehensive, collaborative approach between the HF and electrophysiology specialists to further improve and sustain outcomes in the field of CRT...
- Current of injury predicts adequate active lead fixation in permanent pacemaker/defibrillation leadsSherry J Saxonhouse
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0277, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 45:412-7. 2005..The aim of this study was to determine whether current of injury can guide adequate placement of active-fixation pacing leads...
- Rapid achievement of therapeutic anticoagulation positively affects outcome in patients undergoing cardioversion for persistent atrial fibrillationRay Cutro
University of Florida, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of Medicine, Clinical Electrophysiology Section, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
Clin Cardiol 29:78-82. 2006..Achievement of adequate anticoagulation often takes longer than 3 weeks, increasing the time to cardioversion...
- Clinical factors associated with abandonment of a rate-control or a rhythm-control strategy for the management of atrial fibrillation in the AFFIRM studyAnne B Curtis
Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Am Heart J 149:304-8. 2005..The objective of the current study was to determine the clinical factors that were associated with abandonment of a rate-control or a rhythm-control strategy in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with heart failure and conduction abnormalities other than left bundle-branch block: analysis of the Multicenter InSync Randomized Clinical Evaluation (MIRACLE)Juan M Aranda
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
Clin Cardiol 27:678-82. 2004....
- Images in cardiovascular medicine. Dense right-sided hemiparesis in a 36-year-old womanAnne B Curtis
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, 1600 SE Archer Rd, POB 100277, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Circulation 112:e67. 2005
- More reasons why men and women are not the same (gender differences in electrophysiology and arrhythmias)Michael J Yarnoz
Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
Am J Cardiol 101:1291-6. 2008..In conclusion, the goal of this review is to summarize the currently available published reports regarding gender differences in cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmias and to provide an update from recent studies...
- Women and the implantable cardioverter defibrillator: a lifespan perspective on key psychosocial issuesRobyn L Walker
University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
Clin Cardiol 27:543-6. 2004..In the absence of complete empirical research data on the impact of these concerns, hypotheses to test in future research are offered...
- Highlights of Heart Rhythm 2004, the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society: May 19 to 22, 2004, in San Francisco, CaliforniaAnne B Curtis
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 44:1550-6. 2004....
- Contribution of frequency-augmented inward Ca2+ current to myocardial contractilityLeonard D Parilak
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
Can J Physiol Pharmacol 87:69-75. 2009....
- The World Trade Center attack: increased frequency of defibrillator shocks for ventricular arrhythmias in patients living remotely from New York CityOmer L Shedd
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Malcolm Randall Veteran Affairs Medical Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 44:1265-7. 2004....
- Images in Cardiology: Inappropriate firing of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator due to 60 cycle noiseFarahnaz R Angella
Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Clin Cardiol 25:304. 2002
- Addendum to the clinical competency statement: training pathways for implantation of cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devicesJohn D Day
Utah Cardiovascular Research Institute, Utah Heart Clinic, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Heart Rhythm 2:1161-3. 2005
- The defibrillation safety margin of patients receiving ICDs: a matter of definitionS Serge Barold
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:881-2. 2005
- Why cardioverter-defibrillator implantation might not be the best idea for your elderly patientMichael J Yarnoz
Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
Am J Geriatr Cardiol 15:367-71. 2006..In this paper, the authors review the available scientific literature and discuss why mainstream ICD use in the elderly may not be advisable...
- Addendum to "Personal and public safety issues related to arrhythmias that may affect consciousness: implications for regulation and physician recommendations: a medical/scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the North American Andrew E Epstein
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Circulation 115:1170-6. 2007..3) Patients with ICDs for primary prevention must be instructed that impairment of consciousness is a possible future event. (4) These recommendations do not apply to the licensing of commercial drivers...
- Are women worldwide under-treated with regard to cardiac resynchronization and sudden death prevention?Anne B Curtis
Division of Cardiology, University of South Florida, 12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, MDC 87, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
J Interv Card Electrophysiol 17:169-75. 2006..In fact, device therapy overall appears to be under-utilized in both men and women, when implantation rates are compared to the prevalence of heart failure in the population as a whole...
- Addendum to "Personal and Public Safety Issues Related to Arrhythmias That May Affect Consciousness: Implications for Regulation and Physician Recommendations. A medical/scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the North American Andrew E Epstein
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Heart Rhythm 4:386-93. 2007..3) Patients with ICDs for primary prevention must be instructed that impairment of consciousness is a possible future event. (4) These recommendations do not apply to the licensing of commercial drivers...
- Defibrillator implantation without induction of ventricular fibrillation: good enough?Anne B Curtis
Circulation 115:2370-2. 2007
- Preventing tomorrow's sudden cardiac death today: part II: Translating sudden cardiac death risk assessment strategies into practice and policyGillian D Sanders
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC 27715, USA
Am Heart J 153:951-9. 2007....
- Demise of the routine electrophysiologic study for survivors of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmiasAnne B Curtis
Am Heart J 144:380-2. 2002
- Defibrillation threshold testing in implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: might less be more than enough?Anne B Curtis
J Am Coll Cardiol 52:557-8. 2008
- Sex-based differences in cardiac resynchronization therapy and implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapies: effectiveness and useMichael J Yarnoz
Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
Cardiol Rev 14:292-8. 2006..These results support equal use of ICDs and CRT in men and women...
- Recommendations from the Heart Rhythm Society Task Force on Device Performance Policies and Guidelines Endorsed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) and the International Coalition of Pacing and Mark D Carlson
University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University, OH, USA
Heart Rhythm 3:1250-73. 2006
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy 101: if it's not late, pacing it early won't helpAnne B Curtis
J Am Coll Cardiol 45:70-1. 2005
- Experience counts better patient outcomes with higher device volumesAnne B Curtis
J Am Coll Cardiol 46:1541-2. 2005
- Prevention of sudden cardiac death: when is a woman just like a man?Anne B Curtis
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:999-1001. 2004
- Microvolt T-wave alternans and the risk of death or sustained ventricular arrhythmias in patients with left ventricular dysfunctionDaniel M Bloomfield
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York 10032, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 47:456-63. 2006..This study hypothesized that microvolt T-wave alternans (MTWA) improves selection of patients for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) prophylaxis, especially by identifying patients who are not likely to benefit...
- Filling the need for new antiarrhythmic drugs to prevent shocks from implantable cardioverter defibrillatorsAnne B Curtis
J Am Coll Cardiol 43:44-6. 2004
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator implant-explant-implant case study: addressing the psychological adjustment to multiple shocksAdrienne H Kovacs
College of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Clinical Health Psychology University of Florida, Gainesville 32610, USA
Clin Cardiol 29:274-6. 2006..Treatment included the provision of comprehensive medical, nursing, and psychological care, with emphasis on patient autonomy and respect for the patient's experience...
- ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation-executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology CommiValentin Fuster
American College of Cardiology, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Eur Heart J 27:1979-2030. 2006
- Diagnostic value of the 12-lead electrocardiogram during conventional and biventricular pacing for cardiac resynchronizationS Serge Barold
Division of Cardiology, University of South Florida College of Medicine and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL 33615, USA
Cardiol Clin 24:471-90, x. 2006..Such an arrangement would improve the care of pacemaker patients...
- Effect of surgical revascularization in patients with coronary artery disease and ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation in the Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) RegistryJames R Cook
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
Am Heart J 143:821-6. 2002..The magnitude of benefit attributed to revascularization has varied by study, and the use of adjunct implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy has not been well-characterized...