Anne B Curtis

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Affiliation: University of Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Clinical factors associated with abandonment of a rate-control or a rhythm-control strategy for the management of atrial fibrillation in the AFFIRM study
    Anne B Curtis
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Am Heart J 149:304-8. 2005
  2. ncbi Highlights of Heart Rhythm 2004, the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society: May 19 to 22, 2004, in San Francisco, California
    Anne 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
  3. ncbi Clinical factors that influence response to treatment strategies in atrial fibrillation: the Atrial Fibrillation Follow-up Investigation of Rhythm Management (AFFIRM) study
    Anne B Curtis
    University of Florida, Box 100277, 1600 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Am Heart J 149:645-9. 2005
  4. doi Improving evidence-based care for heart failure in outpatient cardiology practices: primary results of the Registry to Improve the Use of Evidence-Based Heart Failure Therapies in the Outpatient Setting (IMPROVE HF)
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Department of Medicine, Ahmanson UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1679, USA
    Circulation 122:585-96. 2010
  5. ncbi Ventricular reverse remodeling and 6-month outcomes in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy: analysis of the MIRACLE study
    Gregory W Woo
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 12:107-13. 2005
  6. doi B-type natriuretic peptide assessment in ambulatory heart failure patients: insights from IMPROVE HF
    Andrew P Ambrosy
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 13:360-7. 2012
  7. ncbi Management of heart failure after cardiac resynchronization therapy: integrating advanced heart failure treatment with optimal device function
    Juan 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
  8. doi Heart failure care in the outpatient cardiology practice setting: findings from IMPROVE HF
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Department of Medicine, Ahmanson UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1679, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 1:98-106. 2008
  9. ncbi Left atrial tachycardia originating from the mitral annulus-aorta junction
    Mario D Gonzalez
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, PO Box 100277, Gainesville, FL 32610 0277, USA
    Circulation 110:3187-92. 2004
  10. ncbi 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

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Publications70

  1. ncbi Clinical factors associated with abandonment of a rate-control or a rhythm-control strategy for the management of atrial fibrillation in the AFFIRM study
    Anne 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)...
  2. ncbi Highlights of Heart Rhythm 2004, the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society: May 19 to 22, 2004, in San Francisco, California
    Anne 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
    ....
  3. ncbi Clinical factors that influence response to treatment strategies in atrial fibrillation: the Atrial Fibrillation Follow-up Investigation of Rhythm Management (AFFIRM) study
    Anne 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...
  4. doi Improving evidence-based care for heart failure in outpatient cardiology practices: primary results of the Registry to Improve the Use of Evidence-Based Heart Failure Therapies in the Outpatient Setting (IMPROVE HF)
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Department of Medicine, Ahmanson UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1679, USA
    Circulation 122:585-96. 2010
    ....
  5. ncbi Ventricular reverse remodeling and 6-month outcomes in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy: analysis of the MIRACLE study
    Gregory W Woo
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 12:107-13. 2005
    ....
  6. doi B-type natriuretic peptide assessment in ambulatory heart failure patients: insights from IMPROVE HF
    Andrew P Ambrosy
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 13:360-7. 2012
    ....
  7. ncbi Management of heart failure after cardiac resynchronization therapy: integrating advanced heart failure treatment with optimal device function
    Juan 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...
  8. doi Heart failure care in the outpatient cardiology practice setting: findings from IMPROVE HF
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Department of Medicine, Ahmanson UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1679, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 1:98-106. 2008
    ..IMPROVE HF is a prospective cohort study designed to characterize current management of patients with chronic HF and ejection fraction < or =35% in a national registry of 167 US outpatient cardiology practices...
  9. ncbi Left atrial tachycardia originating from the mitral annulus-aorta junction
    Mario D Gonzalez
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, PO Box 100277, Gainesville, FL 32610 0277, USA
    Circulation 110:3187-92. 2004
    ..Under experimental conditions, this region can generate abnormal electrical activity. In patients with left atrial tachycardia, we investigated whether this region could be the source of this arrhythmia...
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. ncbi 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
    ....
  12. ncbi Demonstration of a left atrial input to the atrioventricular node in humans
    Mario D Gonzalez
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0277, USA
    Circulation 106:2930-4. 2002
    ..During right atrial stimulation, the anterior and posterior approaches provide inputs to the atrioventricular (AV) node. The purpose of the present study was to determine how activation proceeding from the left atrium reaches the AV node...
  13. ncbi Frequency of symptomatic atrial fibrillation in patients enrolled in the Atrial Fibrillation Follow-up Investigation of Rhythm Management (AFFIRM) study
    Andrew E Epstein
    Department of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0006, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:667-71. 2002
    ..Because the approach to AF now is so varied, ranging from drug therapy to surgery and catheter ablation, the frequency of AF may have important therapeutic implications if the frequency identifies subsets with distinguishing features...
  14. doi Relation of obesity to recurrence rate and burden of atrial fibrillation
    Maya Guglin
    Department of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:579-82. 2011
    ..In conclusion, obesity is associated with a higher incidence of recurrence of AF and greater AF burden...
  15. doi Associations between outpatient heart failure process-of-care measures and mortality
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Department of Medicine, Ahmanson UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1679, USA
    Circulation 123:1601-10. 2011
    ..However, this association has not been evaluated for current and emerging outpatient HF measures...
  16. ncbi Risks and benefits of rate control versus maintenance of sinus rhythm
    Sherry J Saxonhouse
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:27D-32D. 2003
    ..The Rate Control Versus Electrical Cardioversion (RACE) trial also reached a similar conclusion. Thus, rate control is an acceptable primary strategy for management of patients with recurrent AF...
  17. ncbi Images in Cardiology: Inappropriate firing of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator due to 60 cycle noise
    Farahnaz R Angella
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
    Clin Cardiol 25:304. 2002
  18. ncbi Clinical competency statement: Training pathways for implantation of cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices
    Anne B Curtis
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Heart Rhythm 1:371-5. 2004
  19. ncbi Rapid achievement of therapeutic anticoagulation positively affects outcome in patients undergoing cardioversion for persistent atrial fibrillation
    Ray 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...
  20. ncbi Ventricular dyssynchrony in dilated cardiomyopathy: the role of biventricular pacing in the treatment of congestive heart failure
    Juan M Aranda
    University of Florida Health Science Center, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Gainesville 32610 0277, USA
    Clin Cardiol 25:357-62. 2002
    ..This article reviews the pathophysiology of ventricular dyssynchrony and examine insights from clinical trials that are evaluating cardiac resynchronization therapy for CHF...
  21. ncbi The World Trade Center attack: increased frequency of defibrillator shocks for ventricular arrhythmias in patients living remotely from New York City
    Omer 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
    ....
  22. ncbi Women and the implantable cardioverter defibrillator: a lifespan perspective on key psychosocial issues
    Robyn 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...
  23. ncbi Effect of surgical revascularization in patients with coronary artery disease and ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation in the Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) Registry
    James 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...
  24. ncbi Current of injury predicts adequate active lead fixation in permanent pacemaker/defibrillation leads
    Sherry 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...
  25. doi Contemporary approach to electrical and pharmacological cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
    Bharath Rajagopalan
    Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Postgrad Med 124:26-35. 2012
    ..Cardioversion may be incorporated into the management approach of persistent AF when the primary therapeutic option chosen is catheter ablation...
  26. ncbi The effects of hormones on arrhythmias in women
    Michael S Bailey
    Clinical Electrophysiology Section, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, Box 100277, Gainesville, FL 32610 0277, USA
    Curr Womens Health Rep 2:83-8. 2002
    ..It is possible that differences in myocardial repolarization modulated by sex hormones are a major factor in the differential presentation of these arrhythmias in men and women...
  27. doi Biventricular pacing for atrioventricular block and systolic dysfunction
    Anne B Curtis
    Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo General Medical Center, 100 High St, D2 76, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    N Engl J Med 368:1585-93. 2013
    ..We evaluated whether biventricular pacing might reduce mortality, morbidity, and adverse left ventricular remodeling in such patients...
  28. doi Arrhythmias in women
    Anne B Curtis
    Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14203, USA
    Clin Cardiol 35:166-71. 2012
    ..Further studies are required to elucidate the underlying pathophysiology of these sex differences in cardiac arrhythmias...
  29. ncbi Images in cardiovascular medicine. Dense right-sided hemiparesis in a 36-year-old woman
    Anne B Curtis
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, 1600 SE Archer Rd, POB 100277, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Circulation 112:e67. 2005
  30. ncbi Improving the use of evidence-based heart failure therapies in the outpatient setting: the IMPROVE HF performance improvement registry
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Department of Medicine, Ahmanson UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1679, USA
    Am Heart J 154:12-38. 2007
    ..Deidentified clinical data from the medical records of a planned 43,000 patients from 160 US cardiology practices will be included in this study...
  31. doi Get With The Guidelines AFIB: novel quality improvement registry for hospitalized patients with atrial fibrillation
    William R Lewis
    From the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH W R L Duke Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC J P P VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA M P T Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA M P T Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY A B C Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA M F Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas, Southwestern, Dallas, TX R E S Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO R L P and Division of Cardiology, Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA G C F
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7:770-7. 2014
    ..Get With The Guidelines is a hospital-based performance initiative, which has been shown to improve adherence over time. Get With The Guidelines-AFIB is a novel quality improvement registry designed to improve adherence to AF guidelines...
  32. doi Management of atrial fibrillation: What is new in the 2014 ACC/AHA/HRS guideline?
    Bharath Rajagopalan
    Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Postgrad Med 127:396-404. 2015
    ..The current guideline incorporates many recent trials in updating existing recommendations from the 2006 guideline. The 2014 guideline will be a vital tool in guiding physicians in the management of AF. ..
  33. doi Contribution of frequency-augmented inward Ca2+ current to myocardial contractility
    Leonard D Parilak
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Can J Physiol Pharmacol 87:69-75. 2009
    ....
  34. ncbi Use of adenosine as a diagnostic tool for dual atrioventricular nodal pathways: response of control patients to incremental doses of adenosine
    Thomas A Burkart
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville 32610, USA
    Clin Cardiol 25:263-6. 2002
    ..However, to be a useful test, adenosine should not cause an abrupt increase in AH interval in patients without dual AV nodal physiology...
  35. ncbi QRS duration variability in patients with heart failure
    Juan M Aranda
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Department of Medicine, and Compute Science Section, University of Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0395, USA
    Am J Cardiol 90:335-7. 2002
  36. ncbi Safety of transvenous cardiac resynchronization system implantation in patients with chronic heart failure: combined results of over 2,000 patients from a multicenter study program
    Angel R Leon
    Carlyle Fraser Heart Center Division of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:2348-56. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of implanting a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) system...
  37. ncbi Biventricular versus right ventricular pacing in patients with AV block (BLOCK HF): clinical study design and rationale
    Anne B Curtis
    University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:965-71. 2007
    ....
  38. ncbi Sex-based differences in cardiac resynchronization therapy and implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapies: effectiveness and use
    Michael 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...
  39. ncbi Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: mechanisms and management
    Anne B Curtis
    University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:1577-9. 2007
  40. doi 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...
  41. doi Rhythm control in atrial fibrillation--one setback after another
    Michael E Cain
    N Engl J Med 358:2725-7. 2008
  42. ncbi Defibrillation threshold testing in implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: might less be more than enough?
    Anne B Curtis
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:557-8. 2008
  43. ncbi Latency during left ventricular pacing from the lateral cardiac veins: a cause of ineffectual biventricular pacing
    Bengt Herweg
    Arrhythmia Service and Division of Cardiology, Tampa General Hospital and University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:574-81. 2006
    ..Hemodynamic parameters improved immediately after advancing LV stimulation (in one patient) or pacing the LV only (in two patients) coupled with dramatic improvement of heart failure symptoms...
  44. ncbi Addendum to the clinical competency statement: training pathways for implantation of cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices
    John D Day
    Utah Cardiovascular Research Institute, Utah Heart Clinic, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:1161-3. 2005
  45. ncbi 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 Comm
    Valentin Fuster
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:854-906. 2006
  46. ncbi Cardiac resynchronization therapy 101: if it's not late, pacing it early won't help
    Anne B Curtis
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:70-1. 2005
  47. ncbi Filling the need for new antiarrhythmic drugs to prevent shocks from implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Anne B Curtis
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:44-6. 2004
  48. ncbi Demise of the routine electrophysiologic study for survivors of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias
    Anne B Curtis
    Am Heart J 144:380-2. 2002
  49. ncbi Preventing tomorrow's sudden cardiac death today: part II: Translating sudden cardiac death risk assessment strategies into practice and policy
    Gillian D Sanders
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Am Heart J 153:951-9. 2007
    ....
  50. ncbi Defibrillator implantation without induction of ventricular fibrillation: good enough?
    Anne B Curtis
    Circulation 115:2370-2. 2007
  51. ncbi 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...
  52. ncbi ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice
    Valentin Fuster
    Circulation 114:e257-354. 2006
  53. ncbi Diagnostic value of the 12-lead electrocardiogram during conventional and biventricular pacing for cardiac resynchronization
    S 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...
  54. ncbi Microvolt T-wave alternans and the risk of death or sustained ventricular arrhythmias in patients with left ventricular dysfunction
    Daniel 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...
  55. ncbi ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation: full text: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology Committee fo
    Valentin Fuster
    France
    Europace 8:651-745. 2006
  56. ncbi 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
  57. ncbi Clustering of ventricular arrhythmias: a therapeutic opportunity or strictly a marker of poor prognosis?
    Anne B Curtis
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:1307-9. 2006
  58. ncbi 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 Commi
    Valentin Fuster
    American College of Cardiology, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    Eur Heart J 27:1979-2030. 2006
  59. ncbi Why cardioverter-defibrillator implantation might not be the best idea for your elderly patient
    Michael 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...
  60. ncbi [Guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation. Executive summary]
    Valentin Fuster
    Rev Esp Cardiol 59:1329. 2006
  61. ncbi 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...
  62. ncbi 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...
  63. ncbi Implantable cardioverter defibrillator implant-explant-implant case study: addressing the psychological adjustment to multiple shocks
    Adrienne 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...
  64. ncbi Prevention of sudden cardiac death: when is a woman just like a man?
    Anne B Curtis
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:999-1001. 2004
  65. ncbi Electrocardiographic diagnosis of myocardial infarction and ischemia during cardiac pacing
    S Serge Barold
    Division of Cardiology, University of South Florida College of Medicine and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Cardiol Clin 24:387-99, ix. 2006
    ..A recent investigation suggests that T wave abnormalities from ischemia can be differentiated from those caused by cardiac memory related to pacing...
  66. ncbi The defibrillation safety margin of patients receiving ICDs: a matter of definition
    S Serge Barold
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:881-2. 2005
  67. ncbi Mechanical esophageal deflection during ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Bengt Herweg
    Arrhythmia Service and Division of Cardiology, Tampa General Hospital and University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33606, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:957-61. 2006
    ..This technique was successfully employed in three patients where critical sites of the posterior left atrial wall were very close to the esophagus...
  68. ncbi Experience counts better patient outcomes with higher device volumes
    Anne B Curtis
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:1541-2. 2005
  69. ncbi Fourth Pivotal Research in Cardiology in the Elderly (PRICE-IV) Symposium--electrophysiology and heart rhythm disorders in the elderly: mechanisms and management
    Michael W Rich
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 16:304-14. 2007
  70. ncbi [ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation--excutive summary]
    Valentin Fuster
    Rev Port Cardiol 26:383-446. 2007