Vidal Essebag

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Comparison of nested case-control and survival analysis methodologies for analysis of time-dependent exposure
    Vidal Essebag
    Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:5. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Left atrial function and scar after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    John V Wylie
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:656-62. 2008
  3. pmc Healthcare resource utilization and costs associated with recurrent episodes of atrial fibrillation: the FRACTAL registry
    Matthew R Reynolds
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:628-33. 2007
  4. pmc Bi-directional electrical pulmonary vein isolation as an endpoint for ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Vidal Essebag
    Harvard Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 17:111-7. 2006
  5. pmc Inducibility of atrial fibrillation with a synchronized external low energy shock post-pulmonary vein isolation predicts recurrent atrial fibrillation
    John V Wylie
    Harvard Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute, Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:29-36. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of amiodarone dose on the risk of permanent pacemaker insertion
    Vidal Essebag
    Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1519-25. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of rhythm control vs rate control drug treatment effect on mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Raluca Ionescu-Ittu
    Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:997-1004. 2012
  8. pmc Influence of age, sex, and atrial fibrillation recurrence on quality of life outcomes in a population of patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation: the Fibrillation Registry Assessing Costs, Therapies, Adverse events and Lifestyle (FRACTAL) study
    Matthew R Reynolds
    Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 185 Pilgrim Road Baker 4, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am Heart J 152:1097-103. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Patterns and predictors of warfarin use in patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation from the FRACTAL Registry
    Matthew R Reynolds
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:538-43. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Detection of pulmonary vein and left atrial scar after catheter ablation with three-dimensional navigator-gated delayed enhancement MR imaging: initial experience
    Dana C Peters
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Ave, RW 453, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Radiology 243:690-5. 2007

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. pmc Comparison of nested case-control and survival analysis methodologies for analysis of time-dependent exposure
    Vidal Essebag
    Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:5. 2005
    ..This study compares a nested case-control approach for the study of time-dependent exposure with cohort analysis using Cox regression including time-dependent covariates...
  2. doi request reprint Left atrial function and scar after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    John V Wylie
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:656-62. 2008
    ..Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) involves extensive radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the left atrium (LA) around the pulmonary veins. The effect of this therapy on LA function is not fully characterized...
  3. pmc Healthcare resource utilization and costs associated with recurrent episodes of atrial fibrillation: the FRACTAL registry
    Matthew R Reynolds
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:628-33. 2007
    ..We sought to characterize the resource utilization and costs of treating new-onset AF, with emphasis on the incremental costs associated with recurrent episodes of AF over time...
  4. pmc Bi-directional electrical pulmonary vein isolation as an endpoint for ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Vidal Essebag
    Harvard Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 17:111-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to report the efficacy and safety of routine isolation of all PVs using an endpoint of bi-directional electrical block...
  5. pmc Inducibility of atrial fibrillation with a synchronized external low energy shock post-pulmonary vein isolation predicts recurrent atrial fibrillation
    John V Wylie
    Harvard Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute, Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:29-36. 2009
    ..Inducibility of atrial fibrillation (AF) with burst pacing after pulmonary vein (PV) isolation is associated with recurrent AF...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of amiodarone dose on the risk of permanent pacemaker insertion
    Vidal Essebag
    Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1519-25. 2004
    ..This study suggests that there is a dose dependent increased risk of permanent pacemaker insertion associated with amiodarone use that appears to be greatest during the initial months of treatment...
  7. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of rhythm control vs rate control drug treatment effect on mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Raluca Ionescu-Ittu
    Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:997-1004. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine whether the 2 strategies have similar effectiveness when applied to a general population of patients with AF with longer follow-up...
  8. pmc Influence of age, sex, and atrial fibrillation recurrence on quality of life outcomes in a population of patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation: the Fibrillation Registry Assessing Costs, Therapies, Adverse events and Lifestyle (FRACTAL) study
    Matthew R Reynolds
    Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 185 Pilgrim Road Baker 4, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am Heart J 152:1097-103. 2006
    ..We sought to characterize symptoms and QoL in a large inception cohort of unselected patients with AF and explore the impact of age, sex, and AF clinical course on QoL measures over time...
  9. ncbi request reprint Patterns and predictors of warfarin use in patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation from the FRACTAL Registry
    Matthew R Reynolds
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:538-43. 2006
    ..The discontinuation of warfarin in a large number of patients with AF over time is a cause for concern in light of data from recent clinical trials...
  10. ncbi request reprint Detection of pulmonary vein and left atrial scar after catheter ablation with three-dimensional navigator-gated delayed enhancement MR imaging: initial experience
    Dana C Peters
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Ave, RW 453, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Radiology 243:690-5. 2007
    ..To prospectively evaluate whether scar caused by radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the left atrium (LA) in patients with atrial fibrillation can be depicted with high-spatial-resolution delayed enhancement magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
  11. pmc Non-inducibility post-pulmonary vein isolation achieving exit block predicts freedom from atrial fibrillation
    Vidal Essebag
    Harvard Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute, Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 185 Pilgrim Road, Baker 4, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Eur Heart J 26:2550-5. 2005
    ..This study evaluates whether non-inducibility of atrial fibrillation (AF) after achieving bi-directional electrical pulmonary vein (PV) isolation is a useful predictor of freedom from AF recurrence...
  12. ncbi request reprint Frequency and causes of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapies: is device therapy proarrhythmic?
    Joseph J Germano
    Harvard Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute, Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1255-61. 2006
    ..These issues clearly affect the overall benefit of device therapy and have important implications for patient management and health care delivery...
  13. ncbi request reprint Concealed and manifest 1:2 tachycardia and atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia: manifestations of dual atrioventricular nodal physiology
    Joseph J Germano
    Harvard Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute, Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:536-9. 2005
  14. pmc Sex differences in the relationship between amiodarone use and the need for permanent pacing in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Vidal Essebag
    Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arch Intern Med 167:1648-53. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to determine prospectively whether amiodarone increases the need for pacemakers in a general population of patients with AF and whether this effect is modified by sex...
  15. ncbi request reprint Amiodarone and the risk of bradyarrhythmia requiring permanent pacemaker in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation and prior myocardial infarction
    Vidal Essebag
    Department of Cardiology and Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:249-54. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether the use of amiodarone in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of bradyarrhythmia requiring a permanent pacemaker...
  16. ncbi request reprint Routine advance directive and organ donation questioning on admission to hospital
    Vidal Essebag
    McGill University Health Centre, 3600 Parc Ave 1203, Montreal QC H2X 3R2, Canada
    Ann R Coll Physicians Surg Can 35:225-231. 2002
    ..We also determined whether routine questioning can identify patients interested in organ donation. Finally, we determined whether routine questioning helps train housestaff to discuss end-of-life issues with patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the cardiac patient for fitness to fly: flying subgroup executive summary
    David Ross
    The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 20:1321-3. 2004
  18. doi request reprint Outcome of the Fidelis implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead advisory: a report from the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Device Advisory Committee
    Andrew D Krahn
    London Health Sciences Center, University Campus, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5
    Heart Rhythm 5:639-42. 2008
    ..The Medtronic Sprint Fidelis family of leads has recently been the subject of a widespread advisory. Lead failure rates are estimated at 2.3% at 30 months, 2.6 times the failure rate of the reference Medtronic 6947 lead...
  19. ncbi request reprint The nested case-control study in cardiology
    Vidal Essebag
    Division of Cardiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am Heart J 146:581-90. 2003
    ..The large number of recent prospective studies and randomized trials conducted in cardiology provide cohorts within which the nested case-control approach is increasingly used...
  20. ncbi request reprint Expanding indications for defibrillators after myocardial infarction: risk stratification and cost effectiveness
    Vidal Essebag
    Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 7:43-8. 2003
    ..Predictors of subsets of MADIT II patients most likely to benefit from ICD therapy are urgently needed in order to prioritize allocation of healthcare resources...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Vidal Essebag
    Eur Heart J 27:130-1. 2006