Nassir F Marrouche

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Affiliation: University of Utah
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein antrum isolation: intracardiac echocardiography-guided technique
    Atul Verma
    Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1335-40. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Randomized comparison between open irrigation technology and intracardiac-echo-guided energy delivery for pulmonary vein antrum isolation: procedural parameters, outcomes, and the effect on esophageal injury
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2400, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:583-8. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Catheter ablation versus standard conventional treatment in patients with left ventricular dysfunction and atrial fibrillation (CASTLE-AF) - study design
    Nassir F Marrouche
    University of Utah, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:987-94. 2009
  4. pmc Atrial fibrillation ablation outcome is predicted by left atrial remodeling on MRI
    Christopher McGann
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Surgery, Department of Radiology, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, Bioengineering, Department of Pathology, and Division of Epidemiology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:23-30. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Temporal left atrial lesion formation after ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Troy J Badger
    Atrial Fibrillation Program, Division of Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2400, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:161-8. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Left atrial strain and strain rate in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation: relationship to left atrial structural remodeling detected by delayed-enhancement MRI
    Suman S Kuppahally
    Division of Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 3:231-9. 2010
  7. pmc Evaluation of left atrial lesions after initial and repeat atrial fibrillation ablation: lessons learned from delayed-enhancement MRI in repeat ablation procedures
    Troy J Badger
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2400, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 3:249-59. 2010
  8. pmc The effect of fat pad modification during ablation of atrial fibrillation: late gadolinium enhancement MRI analysis
    Koji Higuchi
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management CARMA Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 36:467-76. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Initial experience of assessing esophageal tissue injury and recovery using delayed-enhancement MRI after atrial fibrillation ablation
    Troy J Badger
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 2400, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:620-5. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed ablative debulking of the left atrial posterior wall and septum for treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation: rationale and initial experience
    Nathan M Segerson
    University of Utah Atrial Fibrillation Program, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:126-32. 2010

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Publications79

  1. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein antrum isolation: intracardiac echocardiography-guided technique
    Atul Verma
    Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1335-40. 2004
    ..3. Avoiding risk of PV stenosis by ablating outside of the antrum. 4. Minimizing risk of other complications, such as perforation and stroke, by direct visualization during transseptal access and radiofrequency (RF) ablation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Randomized comparison between open irrigation technology and intracardiac-echo-guided energy delivery for pulmonary vein antrum isolation: procedural parameters, outcomes, and the effect on esophageal injury
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2400, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:583-8. 2007
    ..We performed a prospective study to compare efficacy and safety of both open irrigation tip (OIT) technology with intracardiac echo (ICE)-guided energy delivery in patients presenting for PVAI...
  3. doi request reprint Catheter ablation versus standard conventional treatment in patients with left ventricular dysfunction and atrial fibrillation (CASTLE-AF) - study design
    Nassir F Marrouche
    University of Utah, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:987-94. 2009
    ..Electrical isolation of the pulmonary veins by catheter ablation is an emerging treatment modality for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) and is increasingly used in patients with heart failure...
  4. pmc Atrial fibrillation ablation outcome is predicted by left atrial remodeling on MRI
    Christopher McGann
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Surgery, Department of Radiology, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, Bioengineering, Department of Pathology, and Division of Epidemiology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:23-30. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that late gadolinium enhancement MRI (LGE-MRI) can identify left atrial (LA) wall structural remodeling (SRM) and stratify patients who are likely or not to benefit from ablation therapy...
  5. doi request reprint Temporal left atrial lesion formation after ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Troy J Badger
    Atrial Fibrillation Program, Division of Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2400, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:161-8. 2009
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to induce thermal damage to the left atrium (LA) in an attempt to isolate AF circuits. This injury can be seen using delayed enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI)...
  6. doi request reprint Left atrial strain and strain rate in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation: relationship to left atrial structural remodeling detected by delayed-enhancement MRI
    Suman S Kuppahally
    Division of Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 3:231-9. 2010
    ..Because of limitations with current noninvasive imaging techniques, the relationship between LA structure and function is not well understood...
  7. pmc Evaluation of left atrial lesions after initial and repeat atrial fibrillation ablation: lessons learned from delayed-enhancement MRI in repeat ablation procedures
    Troy J Badger
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2400, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 3:249-59. 2010
    ..We also identified gaps in lesion sets that could be targeted and closed during repeat procedures...
  8. pmc The effect of fat pad modification during ablation of atrial fibrillation: late gadolinium enhancement MRI analysis
    Koji Higuchi
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management CARMA Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 36:467-76. 2013
    ..Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can visualize locations of both the ablation scar on the left atrium (LA) after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation and epicardial fat pads (FPs) containing ganglionated plexi (GP)...
  9. doi request reprint Initial experience of assessing esophageal tissue injury and recovery using delayed-enhancement MRI after atrial fibrillation ablation
    Troy J Badger
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 2400, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:620-5. 2009
    ..We describe a noninvasive method of using delayed-enhancement MRI to detect esophageal wall injury and subsequent recovery after atrial fibrillation ablation...
  10. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed ablative debulking of the left atrial posterior wall and septum for treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation: rationale and initial experience
    Nathan M Segerson
    University of Utah Atrial Fibrillation Program, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:126-32. 2010
    ..As evidence emerges for non-PV substrate changes in the pathogenesis of AF, more extensive ablation strategies need further study...
  11. pmc Association of left atrial fibrosis detected by delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging and the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Marcos Daccarett
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2400, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:831-8. 2011
    ....
  12. pmc Evaluation of the left atrial substrate in patients with lone atrial fibrillation using delayed-enhanced MRI: implications for disease progression and response to catheter ablation
    Christian Mahnkopf
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management CARMA Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Heart Rhythm 7:1475-81. 2010
    ..Lone atrial fibrillation (AF) is thought to be a benign type or an early stage of the disease...
  13. pmc Echocardiographic left atrial reverse remodeling after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is predicted by preablation delayed enhancement of left atrium by magnetic resonance imaging
    Suman S Kuppahally
    Division of Cardiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Am Heart J 160:877-84. 2010
    ..This study was conducted to assess LA reverse remodeling after catheter ablation of AF in mild and moderate-severe LA SRM...
  14. pmc Identification and acute targeting of gaps in atrial ablation lesion sets using a real-time magnetic resonance imaging system
    Ravi Ranjan
    Division of Cardiology, Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:1130-5. 2012
    ..In this study, we acutely identify and target gaps using a real-time magnetic resonance imaging (RT-MRI) system, leading to a complete and transmural ablation in the atrium...
  15. pmc Detection and quantification of left atrial structural remodeling with delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Robert S Oakes
    Atrial Fibrillation Program, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 2400, USA
    Circulation 119:1758-67. 2009
    ..In this study, we report the utility of delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) in detecting abnormal atrial tissue before radiofrequency ablation and in predicting procedural outcome...
  16. ncbi request reprint Arrhythmia insensitive rapid cardiac T1 mapping pulse sequence
    Michelle Fitts
    Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA CARMA Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Magn Reson Med 70:1274-82. 2013
    ..To develop an arrhythmia-insensitive rapid (AIR) cardiac T1 mapping pulse sequence for quantification of diffuse fibrosis...
  17. ncbi request reprint Chronic atrial fibrillation causes left ventricular dysfunction in dogs but not goats: experience with dogs, goats, and pigs
    Derek J Dosdall
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah and
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 305:H725-31. 2013
    ..Both the dog and goat models are representative of segments of the patient population with chronic AF. ..
  18. pmc Three-dimensional late gadolinium enhancement imaging of the left atrium with a hybrid radial acquisition and compressed sensing
    Ganesh Adluru
    UCAIR, Department of Radiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA CARMA, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Magn Reson Imaging 34:1465-71. 2011
    ..To develop and test a hybrid radial (stack of stars) acquisition and compressed sensing reconstruction for efficient late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging of the left atrium...
  19. doi request reprint Relationship between left atrial tissue structural remodelling detected using late gadolinium enhancement MRI and left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Mehmet Akkaya
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management CARMA Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Europace 15:1725-32. 2013
    ..We studied the relationship between left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and left atrial tissue structural remodelling (LA-SRM), in patients presenting for AF ablation...
  20. doi request reprint The importance of superior vena cava isolation in ablation strategy for atrial fibrillation
    Koji Higuchi
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 2400, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 28:2-6. 2013
    ..This review describes recent data on treatments for SVC focus during atrial fibrillation ablation...
  21. pmc Real-time magnetic resonance imaging-guided radiofrequency atrial ablation and visualization of lesion formation at 3 Tesla
    Gaston R Vergara
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Heart Rhythm 8:295-303. 2011
    ..In this study, we report a novel 3-Tesla RT -RI based porcine RF ablation model and visualization of lesion formation in the atrium during RF energy delivery...
  22. pmc Diagnostic imaging and pacemaker implantation in a domestic goat with persistent left cranial vena cava
    Ravi Ranjan
    University of Utah, Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center, 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA Electronic address
    J Vet Cardiol 16:45-50. 2014
    ....
  23. doi request reprint MRI in cardiac electrophysiology: the emerging role of delayed-enhancement MRI in atrial fibrillation ablation
    Troy J Badger
    Atrial Fibrillation Program, Division of Cardiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 2400, USA
    Future Cardiol 5:63-70. 2009
    ..In this review, we describe this novel scan sequence and its current and potential role in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation...
  24. doi request reprint New magnetic resonance imaging-based method for defining the extent of left atrial wall injury after the ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Christopher J McGann
    Radiology Department, University of Utah School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:1263-71. 2008
    ..Using a 3-dimensional (3D) delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence and novel processing methods, LA wall scarring is visualized at high resolution after radiofrequency ablation (RFA)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Blinded correlation study of three-dimensional electro-anatomical image integration and phased array intra-cardiac echocardiography for left atrial mapping
    Marcos Daccarett
    Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Utah Health Science Center, 4A100, 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Europace 9:923-6. 2007
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Tailored management of atrial fibrillation using a LGE-MRI based model: from the clinic to the electrophysiology laboratory
    Gaston R Vergara
    Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:481-7. 2011
    ..We demonstrated the feasibility to safely navigate, pace, and record intracardiac EGMs in the atrial chambers, as well as applying RF energy while directly visualizing lesion formation in real time. ..
  27. pmc MRI of the left atrium: predicting clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Marcos Daccarett
    Division of Cardiology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 30 North 1900 East, Room 4A100, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 9:105-11. 2011
    ..Real-time MRI offers significant safety and effectiveness profiles that would optimize the invasive treatment of atrial fibrillation...
  28. doi request reprint Right atrial perforation at the end of an atrial fibrillation ablation procedure
    Gaston R Vergara
    Division of Cardiology, Electrophysiology Section, University of Utah School of Medicine, 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Europace 13:901-2. 2011
    ..This illustrates the importance of close monitoring during sedation weaning, recommending removal of all sheaths prior to sedation withdrawal...
  29. ncbi request reprint Ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Michael J Riley
    Division of Cardiology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City 84132 2400, USA
    Curr Probl Cardiol 31:361-90. 2006
    ..As the prevalence of AF in the general population continues to expand, the goal of optimizing our approach to AF becomes ever more important--and more pressing...
  30. ncbi request reprint Response of atrial fibrillation to pulmonary vein antrum isolation is directly related to resumption and delay of pulmonary vein conduction
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 112:627-35. 2005
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Embolic events and char formation during pulmonary vein isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation: impact of different anticoagulation regimens and importance of intracardiac echo imaging
    Oussama M Wazni
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:576-81. 2005
    ..8% of patients. In this study, we report the incidence of char formation and embolic events with different anticoagulation protocols prospectively changed to reduce such complication...
  32. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation vs antiarrhythmic drugs as first-line treatment of symptomatic atrial fibrillation: a randomized trial
    Oussama M Wazni
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    JAMA 293:2634-40. 2005
    ..Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with radiofrequency ablation may cure AF, obviating the need for antiarrhythmic drugs and anticoagulation...
  33. ncbi request reprint Novel applications in catheter ablation
    Sergio G Thal
    Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 13:17-21. 2005
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
    Fethi Kilicaslan
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:275-80. 2006
    ..Although pulmonary vein (PV) antrum isolation is effective in curing atrial fibrillation (AF) in a variety of heart diseases, results in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) have not been reported...
  35. ncbi request reprint Transcranial Doppler detection of microembolic signals during pulmonary vein antrum isolation: implications for titration of radiofrequency energy
    Fethi Kilicaslan
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:495-501. 2006
    ..Microembolic signals (MES) have been associated with stroke and neurological impairment. However, the incidence of MES during PVAI, and their relationship to microbubble formation and radiofrequency (RF) parameters are unknown...
  36. ncbi request reprint Three-dimensional reconstruction of pulmonary veins in patients with atrial fibrillation and controls: morphological characteristics of different veins
    Alejandro Perez-Lugones
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Desk F 15, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:8-15. 2003
    ..Overall, patients with AF do not have larger sizes of PV ostia. Multiple ramifications from the right inferior PV ostium is a common pattern and may represent a protective anatomic variant...
  37. doi request reprint Incidence of oesophageal wall injury post-pulmonary vein antrum isolation for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation
    Martin Schmidt
    Division of Cardiology, Klinikum Coburg, Coburg, Germany
    Europace 10:205-9. 2008
    ..In this observational study we prospectively assessed endoscopical oesophageal wall changes after pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) in patients presenting for treatment of AF...
  38. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein antrum isolation for treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with valvular heart disease or prior open heart surgery
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 1:33-9. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of pulmonary vein antrum isolation in patients with moderate valvular heart disease or open-heart surgery and atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Circular mapping and ablation of the pulmonary vein for treatment of atrial fibrillation: impact of different catheter technologies
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:464-74. 2002
    ..We conducted this study to compare the efficacy and safety of different catheter ablation technologies and of distal versus ostial pulmonary veins (PV) isolation using the circular mapping technique...
  40. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation in patients with symptomatic sinus bradycardia or pauses
    Yaariv Khaykin
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:784-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effect of pulmonary vein isolation in patients with sick sinus syndrome and atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Use of intracardiac echocardiography for prediction of chronic pulmonary vein stenosis after ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Eduardo B Saad
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:986-9. 2002
    ..Measurements of pulmonary vein (PV) flow with intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) immediately before and after PV isolation may be a useful method for predicting which patients will develop chronic PV stenosis...
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact of age on the outcome of pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation using circular mapping technique and cooled-tip ablation catheter:
    Mandeep Bhargava
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:8-13. 2004
    ..PVI is an evolving technique for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF). The impact of age on the risks, outcomes, and complications of PVI has not been well defined...
  43. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein stenosis after radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation: functional characterization, evolution, and influence of the ablation strategy
    Eduardo B Saad
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 108:3102-7. 2003
    ..Pulmonary vein (PV) stenosis is a complication of ablation for atrial fibrillation. The impact of different ablation strategies on the incidence of PV stenosis and its functional characterization has not been described...
  44. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter angioplasty for acquired pulmonary vein stenosis after radiofrequency ablation
    Athar M Qureshi
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 108:1336-42. 2003
    ..This study evaluates the presentation of affected patients and the role of transcatheter therapy for this patient population...
  45. ncbi request reprint Phased-array intracardiac echocardiography monitoring during pulmonary vein isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation: impact on outcome and complications
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 107:2710-6. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the impact of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) on the long-term success and complications in patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Randomized study comparing combined pulmonary vein-left atrial junction disconnection and cavotricuspid isthmus ablation versus pulmonary vein-left atrial junction disconnection alone in patients presenting with typical atrial flutter and atrial fibrillat
    Oussama Wazni
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 108:2479-83. 2003
    ..We hypothesized that in patients with both AF and typical AFL, pulmonary vein-left atrial junction (PV-LAJ) disconnection may eliminate both arrhythmias...
  47. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein stenosis after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: emergence of a new clinical syndrome
    Eduardo B Saad
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Desk F26, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Ann Intern Med 138:634-8. 2003
    ..Pulmonary vein isolation is a new, effective curative procedure for selected patients with atrial fibrillation. Pulmonary vein stenosis is a potential complication and may lead to symptoms that are often underrecognized...
  48. ncbi request reprint Ablation of focal atrial fibrillation
    Eduardo B Saad
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 6:389-96. 2002
    ..It seems to be associated with high success rates over long term follow-up. Future refinements in catheter technology should provide simpler and faster procedures and render catheter ablation of AF more widespread and accepted...
  49. ncbi request reprint Ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Eduardo B Saad
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Desk F15, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44122, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 4:379-87. 2002
    ..Further simplification of the isolation techniques and refinement in the catheter design will allow more widespread use of this procedure and higher success rate...
  50. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with impaired systolic function
    Michael S Chen
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1004-9. 2004
    ..We aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with impaired left ventricular (LV) systolic function...
  51. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of intracardiac Doppler assessment of left atrial function immediately post-pulmonary vein antrum isolation to predict short-term recurrence of atrial fibrillation
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:951-4. 2004
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Left atrial flutter following pulmonary vein antrum isolation with radiofrequency energy: linear lesions or repeat isolation
    Jennifer E Cummings
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:293-7. 2005
    ..This study reviews the incidence of LAFL following segmental PV antrum isolation (PVAI) in a large patient population and evaluates if re-isolation alone is sufficient to prevent recurrence...
  53. ncbi request reprint Pre-existent left atrial scarring in patients undergoing pulmonary vein antrum isolation: an independent predictor of procedural failure
    Atul Verma
    Section of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:285-92. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the impact of left atrial scarring (LAS) on the outcome of patients undergoing pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) for atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  54. ncbi request reprint The need for atrial flutter ablation following pulmonary vein antrum isolation in patients with and without previous cardiac surgery
    Fethi Kilicaslan
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:690-6. 2005
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Potential role of body surface ECG mapping for localization of atrial fibrillation trigger sites
    Arne Sippensgroenewegen
    Heart Center for Excellence, Borgess Medical Center, Michigan State University, Kalamazoo, MI 49048, USA
    J Electrocardiol 37:47-52. 2004
    ..Trigger site localization is obtained by matching the P wave integral map morphology of a premature atrial contraction (PAC) with the reference database of 34 mean paced P wave integral map patterns...
  56. ncbi request reprint Using the initial vector from surface electrocardiogram to distinguish the site of outflow tract tachycardia
    Yanfei Yang
    Department of Medicine Cardiac Electrophysiology Section, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 1354, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:891-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine whether initial vector force might best distinguish tachycardias arising from the right ventricular (RV) outflow tract (OT) versus aortic sinus cusps (ASCs)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term success of substrate-based mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
    Atul Verma
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 111:3209-16. 2005
    ..Substrate-based mapping and ablation may overcome these limitations. We report the results and success of substrate-based VT ablation in ARVD...
  58. ncbi request reprint Effect of statin therapy on risk of ventricular arrhythmia among patients with coronary artery disease and an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
    John H Chiu
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:490-1. 2005
    ..Statin therapy was associated with a significant decrease in the risk of ventricular arrhythmia that would require implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein firing triggering atrial fibrillation after open heart surgery
    Eduardo B Saad
    The Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:1300-2. 2002
    ..This case highlights the potential role of the pulmonary veins in the pathophysiology of postoperative AF...
  60. ncbi request reprint Evaluation and management of ventricular outflow tract tachycardias
    Christopher R Cole
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 6:442-7. 2002
    ..We recently described a LVOT-VT variant, which may be epicardial in nature, in a group of patients in whom prior ablation attempts had failed. A trans-aortic ablation approach to outflow tract VT was successful in these patients...
  61. doi request reprint Towards optimization of imaging for ablation of atrial fibrillation: the search for a gold standard
    Nathan Segerson
    Heart Rhythm 5:965-7. 2008
  62. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous epicardial and endocardial mapping of a left-sided posteroseptal accessory pathway associated with a large coronary sinus diverticulum: successful ablation by transection of the diverticulum's neck
    Eduardo B Saad
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:1524-6. 2002
    ..This case outlines potential problems with ablations in the pericardial space and provides an alternative solution that can spare patients from open surgical procedures...
  63. ncbi request reprint Clinical and electrophysiologic characteristics of left septal atrial tachycardia
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:1133-9. 2002
    ..It was the purpose of this study to define the electrophysiologic (EP) identity of left septal atrial tachycardia (AT)...
  64. ncbi request reprint Relationship between successful ablation sites and the scar border zone defined by substrate mapping for ventricular tachycardia post-myocardial infarction
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:465-71. 2005
    ..We sought to assess the relationship between successful ablation sites of hemodynamically stable post-MI VTs determined by mapping during VT with the scar border zone defined in sinus rhythm...
  65. ncbi request reprint Surface electrocardiographic characteristics of right and left atrial flutter
    Andres Bochoeyer
    Cardiovascular Research Institute and Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of California, San Francisco 94143 1354, USA
    Circulation 108:60-6. 2003
    ..There is little information about the surface expression of non-cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI)-dependent right atrial (RA) or left atrial (LA) flutter circuits...
  66. ncbi request reprint Approaches to restoring and maintaining normal sinus rhythm
    David O Martin
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 70:S12-29. 2003
  67. ncbi request reprint Evidence of specialized conduction cells in human pulmonary veins of patients with atrial fibrillation
    Alejandro Perez-Lugones
    Department of Cardiology, Center for Atrial Fibrillation, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:803-9. 2003
    ..Conclusion: Our report is the first to show the presence of P cells, transitional cells, and Purkinje cells in human pulmonary veins. Whether these cells are relevant in the genesis of atrial fibrillation requires further study...
  68. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic acute inferior ST elevation myocardial infarction from thermal injury complicating radiofrequency ablation for atrioventricular re-entrant tachycardia
    Matthew Chacko
    Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Desk F25, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 16:504-5. 2004
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Importance of ablating all potential right atrial flutter circuits in postcardiac surgery patients
    Atul Verma
    Department of Cardiology, Section of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:409-14. 2004
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Vagal denervation and atrial fibrillation inducibility: epicardial fat pad ablation does not have long-term effects
    Seil Oh
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:701-8. 2006
    ..Major epicardial fat pads contain cardiac ganglionated plexi of the autonomic, predominantly vagal nerves. Vagal denervation may improve the success rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment...
  71. ncbi request reprint Impact of coronary sinus lead position on biventricular pacing: mortality and echocardiographic evaluation during long-term follow-up
    Antonio Rossillo
    Department of Cardiology, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1120-5. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical response and mortality in patients who had transvenous CS leads placed in different anatomic branches for biventricular pacing...
  72. ncbi request reprint Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide levels predict postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    Oussama M Wazni
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 110:124-7. 2004
    ..Recently, B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been reported to predict occurrence of nonpostoperative AF. This study evaluates whether elevated preoperative (preop) plasma BNP levels predict the occurrence of postop AF...
  73. ncbi request reprint Left septal atrial flutter: electrophysiology, anatomy, and results of ablation
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Circulation 109:2440-7. 2004
    ..We describe the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of a novel macroreentrant form of left atrial flutter circuit...
  74. ncbi request reprint Mode of initiation and ablation of ventricular fibrillation storms in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1715-20. 2004
    ..We report on the initiation of ventricular fibrillation (VF) storm in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and the results of targeted ablation to treat VF storm...
  75. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, predictors, and mortality significance of the causative arrhythmia in patients with electrical storm
    Atul Verma
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1265-70. 2004
    ..We sought to assess the prevalence, predictors, and survival significance of VT and VF as the causative arrhythmia of ES in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients...
  76. ncbi request reprint Avoiding microbubbles formation during radiofrequency left atrial ablation versus continuous microbubbles formation and standard radiofrequency ablation protocols: comparison of energy profiles and chronic lesion characteristics
    Seil Oh
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:72-7. 2006
    ..Radiofrequency (RF) energy parameters and chronic lesion characteristics associated with the microbubbles formation have not been yet fully elucidated...
  77. ncbi request reprint Three-dimensional nonfluoroscopic mapping and ablation of inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Procedural strategies and long-term outcome
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:1046-54. 2002
    ..Change in activation after the administration of esmolol was also assessed and compared to the shift documented with successful sinus node (SN) modification...
  78. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous pericardial instrumentation for endo-epicardial mapping of previously failed ablations
    Robert A Schweikert
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine F15, Section of Electrophysiology and Pacing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 108:1329-35. 2003
    ..The epicardial location of an arrhythmia could be responsible for unsuccessful endocardial catheter ablation...
  79. ncbi request reprint Use of different catheter ablation technologies for treatment of typical atrial flutter: acute results and long-term follow-up
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:743-6. 2003
    ..We report the acute success and long-term follow-up in consecutive patients undergoing catheter ablation of typical right atrial flutter (AFL) using different ablation technologies...