Amin Al-Ahmad

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Supraventricular tachycardia vs ventricular tachycardia: what is the rhythm?
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University School of Medicine, California 94305, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:490-1. 2006
  2. ncbi Inappropriate shock: a failure of SVT discriminators in a dual chamber ICD?
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:1413-5. 2006
  3. ncbi VF and fatal cardiac arrest following ICD therapy delivery: what is the cause?
    Pirooz S Mofrad
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305 5233, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:551-3. 2007
  4. ncbi Early experience with a computerized robotically controlled catheter system
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    Stanford Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 12:199-202. 2005
  5. ncbi Atrial pacing above the sensor rate: what is the cause?
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University Medical Center, California 94305, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:210-1. 2005
  6. doi Time-resolved three-dimensional imaging of the left atrium and pulmonary veins in the interventional suite--a comparison between multisweep gated rotational three-dimensional reconstructed fluoroscopy and multislice computed tomography
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, California, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:513-9. 2008
  7. ncbi Frequent ICD shocks due to double sensing in patients with bi-ventricular implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington Street, Box 197, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 9:377-81. 2003
  8. ncbi Early human experience with use of a deflectable fiberoptic endocardial visualization catheter to facilitate coronary sinus cannulation
    D J Anh
    Cardiac Arrythmia Service, Stanford University Medical Center, California, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:875-8. 2006
  9. doi Direct visualization of cardiac radiofrequency ablation lesions
    Christian S Eversull
    School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Transl Res 2:198-201. 2009
  10. ncbi The effect of gender on mortality or appropriate shock in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy who have implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
    Henry A Chen
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94304, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:390-4. 2007

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Publications34

  1. ncbi Supraventricular tachycardia vs ventricular tachycardia: what is the rhythm?
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University School of Medicine, California 94305, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:490-1. 2006
  2. ncbi Inappropriate shock: a failure of SVT discriminators in a dual chamber ICD?
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:1413-5. 2006
    ..We examine an inappropriate shock delivered in a patient with atrial tachycardia that conducted 1:1. We reconstruct the device algorithms that led to therapy delivery and discuss programming changes that could be considered...
  3. ncbi VF and fatal cardiac arrest following ICD therapy delivery: what is the cause?
    Pirooz S Mofrad
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305 5233, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:551-3. 2007
  4. ncbi Early experience with a computerized robotically controlled catheter system
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    Stanford Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 12:199-202. 2005
    ..The use of robotics may offer benefits in precision, stability and control of instruments remotely. We report early experience with a novel remote robotic catheter control system (CCS)...
  5. ncbi Atrial pacing above the sensor rate: what is the cause?
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University Medical Center, California 94305, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:210-1. 2005
  6. doi Time-resolved three-dimensional imaging of the left atrium and pulmonary veins in the interventional suite--a comparison between multisweep gated rotational three-dimensional reconstructed fluoroscopy and multislice computed tomography
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, California, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:513-9. 2008
    ..We have developed a new imaging technique that allows acquisition and visualization of three-dimensional (3D) cardiac images in the catheter lab...
  7. ncbi Frequent ICD shocks due to double sensing in patients with bi-ventricular implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington Street, Box 197, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 9:377-81. 2003
    ..Appropriate programming of the ICD can prevent episodes of inappropriate shocks...
  8. ncbi Early human experience with use of a deflectable fiberoptic endocardial visualization catheter to facilitate coronary sinus cannulation
    D J Anh
    Cardiac Arrythmia Service, Stanford University Medical Center, California, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:875-8. 2006
    ..Direct visualization of intracardiac structures during the implant may facilitate access into the CS. The present study describes CRT implantation with the aid of an endocardial visualization catheter (EVC)...
  9. doi Direct visualization of cardiac radiofrequency ablation lesions
    Christian S Eversull
    School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Transl Res 2:198-201. 2009
    ..Future work is needed to correlate surface appearance with transmurality and electrical isolation...
  10. ncbi The effect of gender on mortality or appropriate shock in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy who have implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
    Henry A Chen
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94304, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:390-4. 2007
    ..We sought to determine if there are gender differences in arrhythmic risk and potential defibrillator benefit in patients with NICM...
  11. ncbi Visualizing ablation gaps in vitro using a deflectable fiber optic endocardial visualization catheter
    Afraaz R Irani
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 25:107-10. 2009
    ..We utilize this catheter to visualize the endocardial surface and examine radiofrequency ablation lesions in porcine endocardium to determine the presence of gaps between radiofrequency lesions...
  12. ncbi Inappropriate shock and pacing?
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:220-2. 2003
  13. ncbi Alternating biventricular pacing morphologies: what is the cause?
    Pirooz S Mofrad
    Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305 5233, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:1503-4. 2006
  14. ncbi Delivery of antitachycardia pacing after a full-energy shock during the same ventricular tachycardia episode: appropriate device function?
    Erik Sirulnick
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, and University Hospital, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:1266-7. 2005
  15. ncbi The efficacy of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in heart transplant recipients: results from a multicenter registry
    Vivian W Tsai
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 2:197-201. 2009
    ..This study sought to determine whether ICDs are effective in preventing sudden cardiac death in high-risk heart transplant recipients...
  16. doi Characterization of human coronary sinus valves by direct visualization during biventricular pacemaker implantation
    D J Anh
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:78-82. 2008
    ..Visualization of the coronary sinus ostium during electrophysiology procedures may enhance understanding of how unusual anatomy can affect successful cannulation of the coronary sinus...
  17. pmc Dyssynchrony Assessment with Tissue Doppler Imaging and Regional Volumetric Analysis by 3D Echocardiography Do Not Predict Long-Term Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
    Suman S Kuppahally
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:568918. 2010
    ..4 to 0.6. Conclusion. CRT improves clinical and echocardiographic parameters in patients with systolic heart failure. The dyssynchrony measurements by TDI and 3DTTE are not comparable and are unable to predict response to CRT...
  18. ncbi Extraction of buried P waves from printed electrocardiograms
    Bryant Lin
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, USA
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 10:142-5. 2005
    ..Because ECGs are often available on paper and not digitally, we developed a method of subtracting the T-wave from the buried P-wave complex on paper ECGs...
  19. ncbi Cryoablation of the pulmonary veins using a novel balloon catheter
    Arthur Garan
    New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 15:79-81. 2006
    ..We evaluated the ability of a novel balloon-based cryogenic catheter system in achieving transmural lesions for PV isolation...
  20. ncbi Cardiac device infections complicated by erosion
    Vivian Tsai
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 19:133-7. 2007
    ..Implantation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) can be complicated by infection and device erosion. It is unclear if the clinical features of patients who have device erosion differ from those without erosion...
  21. doi Worsening of left ventricular end-systolic volume and mitral regurgitation without increase in left ventricular dyssynchrony on acute interruption of cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Suman S Kuppahally
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Echocardiography 26:759-65. 2009
    ..Responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) have greater left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony than nonresponders prior to CRT...
  22. ncbi Pacemaker alternans terminated by telemetry wand: what is the mechanism?
    Hyung J Chun
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:1080-2. 2008
  23. ncbi Loss of biventricular pacing: what is the cause?
    Kelly Richardson
    Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University Medical Center, California 94305, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:110-1. 2005
  24. ncbi Use of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in long-term survivors of orthotopic heart transplantation
    Leon M Ptaszek
    Department of Internal Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:931-3. 2005
    ..There are no data on the usefulness of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in this population; therefore, we report our early experience with ICD placement in such patients...
  25. ncbi Premature ventricular contractions causing pacemaker-mediated tachycardia: a failure of postventricular atrial refractory period after premature ventricular contraction extension?
    Ronald Witteles
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University School of Medicine, California 94305, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:1389-90. 2005
  26. ncbi Resynchronization therapy in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients: an international multicenter study
    Anne M Dubin
    Lucile Packard Children s Hospital, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:2277-83. 2005
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the short-term safety and efficacy of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in children...
  27. doi Accuracy assessment of catheter guidance technology in electrophysiology procedures: a comparison of a new 3D-based fluoroscopy navigation system to current electroanatomic mapping systems
    Felix Bourier
    The Lucas Center, Department of Radiology, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA Department of Cardiovascular Diseases partner site Munich Heart Alliance, German Heart Centre, Munich, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 25:74-83. 2014
    ..Jude Medical Inc., St. Paul, MN, USA), and for a novel overlay guidance (OG) software (Siemens AG, Forchheim, Germany) in a phantom experiment...
  28. ncbi Isolated giant cell myocarditis in the atrium: an incidental finding?
    Imran Ahmad
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:1179-80. 2006
    ..Giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is an uncommon disorder that affects ventricular myocardium causing severe left ventricular dysfunction and ventricular arrhythmias. We report a case of GCM that only affected the atrium sparing the ventricle...
  29. ncbi A histological and mechanical analysis of the cardiac lead-tissue interface: implications for lead extraction
    Robert C Rennert
    Department of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA
    Acta Biomater 10:2200-8. 2014
    ..Moreover, the tensile properties of this tissue suggest the feasibility of circumferential mechanical tissue disruption, similar to balloon angioplasty devices, as a novel approach to assist with lead extraction. ..
  30. doi Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator technology
    Anurag Gupta
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Room H2146, Stanford, CA 94305 5233, USA
    Heart Fail Clin 7:287-94, x. 2011
    ..This article examines studies investigating the subcutaneous ICD and discusses its possible advantages and disadvantages as compared with current transvenous ICD systems...
  31. doi Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: state-of-the-art techniques and future perspectives
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas, USA
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 13:108-24. 2012
    ..This article will summarize the state-of-the art techniques for atrial fibrillation ablation, and will discuss the contribution of ongoing studies to the future of atrial fibrillation ablation...
  32. ncbi Antithrombotic therapy in valvular heart disease--native and prosthetic: the Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy
    Deeb N Salem
    Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Chest 126:457S-482S. 2004
    ..For patients with bioprosthetic valves who are in sinus rhythm and do not have AF, we recommend long-term (> 3 months) therapy with aspirin, 75 to 100 mg/d (Grade 1C+)...
  33. ncbi Can pacemakers cause life-threatening arrhythmias?
    Christine Thompson
    University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, CA 94143 0210, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 20:184-5. 2005
  34. doi 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...