John D Ferguson
Affiliation: University of Virginia
- Relation of left atrial volume from three-dimensional computed tomography to atrial fibrillation recurrence following ablationAdam S Helms
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Am J Cardiol 103:989-93. 2009..In conclusion, LA volume varies greatly in those with and without successful AF ablations, mean LA volume is significantly larger in those with recurrence, and patients with LA volumes >135 ml are very likely to develop recurrent AF...
- Ablation of incessant left atrial tachycardia without fluoroscopy in a pregnant womanJohn D Ferguson
Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:346-9. 2011..In this case report, a pregnant woman with incessant tachycardia underwent successful left atrial ablation. The entire procedure was performed without fluoroscopy...
- Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation without fluoroscopy using intracardiac echocardiography and electroanatomic mappingJohn D Ferguson
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:611-9. 2009..The associated radiation risk to patients and medical staff may be significant. We report an atrial fibrillation ablation technique using intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and electroanatomic mapping without fluoroscopy...
- Impact of the CHA2DS2-VASc score on anticoagulation recommendations for atrial fibrillationPamela K Mason
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
Am J Med 125:603.e1-6. 2012..Our objective is to determine how adoption of the CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc score alters anticoagulation recommendations...
- Real-time rotational ICE imaging of the relationship of the ablation catheter tip and the esophagus during atrial fibrillation ablationAdam Helms
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:130-7. 2009..Atrioesophageal fistula is a rare complication of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation that should be avoided. We investigated whether rotational intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) can help to minimize ablation close to the esophagus...
- Sonication of explanted cardiac rhythm management devices for the diagnosis of pocket infections and asymptomatic bacterial colonizationPamela K Mason
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:143-9. 2011..The purpose of this study was to determine the value of ultrasonication of explanted generators in the diagnosis of pocket infections and asymptomatic bacterial colonization...
- Pressure frequency characteristics of the pericardial space and thorax during subxiphoid access for epicardial ventricular tachycardia ablationSrijoy Mahapatra
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
Heart Rhythm 7:604-9. 2010..Nonsurgical subxiphoid pericardial access may be useful in ventricular tachycardia ablation and other electrophysiologic procedures but has a risk of right ventricular puncture...
- Cardiac cycle-dependent left atrial dynamics: implications for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillationAmit R Patel
Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Heart Rhythm 5:787-93. 2008..Integration of electroanatomic maps with three-dimensional images rendered from computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to facilitate atrial fibrillation ablation...
- Increasing lead burden correlates with externalized cables during systematic fluoroscopic screening of Riata leadsLiza P Moorman
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
J Interv Card Electrophysiol 37:63-8. 2013..Fluoroscopic screening can identify insulation failure. Studies have suggested that insulation failure is predominantly seen in 8-Fr, single-coil models. Our patients have exclusively dual-coil leads and a high proportion of 7-Fr leads...
- Analysis of in vivo left atrial appendage morphology in patients with atrial fibrillation: a direct comparison of transesophageal echocardiography, planar cardiac CT, and segmented three-dimensional cardiac CTLoren P Budge
Cardiovascular Division, University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA, USA
J Interv Card Electrophysiol 23:87-93. 2008..The purpose of this study is to assess LAA morphology and location in AF patients, directly comparing transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), planar cardiac computed tomography (CT), and three-dimensional segmented CT reconstructions...
- Femoral vascular complications following catheter ablation of atrial fibrillationLiza A Prudente
University of Virginia Health System, Box 801461, 1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22908, USA
J Interv Card Electrophysiol 26:59-64. 2009..Femoral vascular complications remain a significant complication of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation as a result of peri-procedural anticoagulation protocols...
- Characterization of the mitral isthmus for atrial fibrillation ablation using intracardiac ultrasound from within the coronary sinusJ Jason West
Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Heart Rhythm 5:19-27. 2008..Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation involving the mitral isthmus and/or the coronary sinus (CS) may result in circumflex artery (Cx) or other collateral structure damage...
- Extent of myocardial viability predicts response to biventricular pacing in ischemic cardiomyopathyJames P Hummel
Cardiovascular Division, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
Heart Rhythm 2:1211-7. 2005..The clinical response to biventricular pacing is unpredictable, especially in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy...
- The assessment and management of arrhythmias and syncope in the athleteJ Paul Mounsey
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Box 800158, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
Clin Sports Med 22:67-79; vi-vii. 2003..In this article we pay specific attention to assessing the cardiac risk of athletes presenting with these symptoms...
- The prevalence of extracardiac findings by multidetector computed tomography before atrial fibrillation ablationBrian J Schietinger
Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
Am Heart J 155:254-9. 2008..The incidence of extracardiac findings has been reported for electron beam CT calcium scoring and coronary MDCT, but no data exist for the prevalence of extracardiac findings discovered before atrial fibrillation ablation with MDCT...
- Placement of transvenous pacemaker and ICD leads across total chronic occlusionsCraig J McCotter
Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0158, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:921-5. 2005..To establish a method of implantation for device leads across total venous occlusions...
- Contemporary management of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardiaJohn D Ferguson
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0158, USA
Circulation 107:1096-9. 2003