Rukshen Weerasooriya

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The Australian Intervention Randomized Control of Rate in Atrial Fibrillation Trial (AIRCRAFT)
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, GPO Box X2213, Perth, Western Australia
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1697-702. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Ablate and pace strategy for atrial fibrillation: long-term outcome of AIRCRAFT trial
    Kang Teng Lim
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, GPO Box X2213, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Europace 9:498-505. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Electrogram-guided isolation of the left superior vena cava for treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Hao Liu
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
    Europace 9:775-80. 2007
  4. doi request reprint 'X' marks the spot
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington Street, GPO Box X2213, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Europace 10:450. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Left atrial roof pouch
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington Street, GPO Box X2213, Perth, WA, Australia
    Europace 9:1141. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Irrigated-tip catheter ablation of pulmonary veins for treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Laurent Macle
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:1067-73. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein disconnection using the LocaLisa three-dimensional nonfluoroscopic catheter imaging system
    Laurent Macle
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:693-7. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein pseudo-stenosis
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:1116. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Pre-ablation magnetic resonance imaging of the cavotricuspid isthmus
    Kang Teng Lim
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, GPO Box X2213, Perth, Western, Australia
    Europace 9:149-53. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Right top pulmonary vein anomaly
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington Street, Perth, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1390. 2005

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Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint The Australian Intervention Randomized Control of Rate in Atrial Fibrillation Trial (AIRCRAFT)
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, GPO Box X2213, Perth, Western Australia
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1697-702. 2003
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  2. ncbi request reprint Ablate and pace strategy for atrial fibrillation: long-term outcome of AIRCRAFT trial
    Kang Teng Lim
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, GPO Box X2213, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Europace 9:498-505. 2007
    ..To determine long-term effects of atrioventricular junction ablation and pacing (AVJAP) on cardiac function and quality of life...
  3. ncbi request reprint Electrogram-guided isolation of the left superior vena cava for treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Hao Liu
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
    Europace 9:775-80. 2007
    ..We report our experience with arrhythmogenic persistent LSVC initiating AF...
  4. doi request reprint 'X' marks the spot
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington Street, GPO Box X2213, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Europace 10:450. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Left atrial roof pouch
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington Street, GPO Box X2213, Perth, WA, Australia
    Europace 9:1141. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Irrigated-tip catheter ablation of pulmonary veins for treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Laurent Macle
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:1067-73. 2002
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of using an irrigated-tip catheter for systematic isolation of PV...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein disconnection using the LocaLisa three-dimensional nonfluoroscopic catheter imaging system
    Laurent Macle
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:693-7. 2003
    ..We prospectively evaluated the use of the LocaLisa three-dimensional nonfluoroscopic catheter imaging system with the aim of reducing fluoroscopy times during pulmonary vein (PV) disconnection...
  8. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein pseudo-stenosis
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:1116. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Pre-ablation magnetic resonance imaging of the cavotricuspid isthmus
    Kang Teng Lim
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, GPO Box X2213, Perth, Western, Australia
    Europace 9:149-53. 2007
    ..In this prospective pilot study, pre-procedural MRI was performed on patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation of the cavotricuspid isthmus (CTI) to assess variation in isthmus anatomy and its impact on catheter ablation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Right top pulmonary vein anomaly
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington Street, Perth, Australia
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1390. 2005
  11. ncbi request reprint Prospective randomised comparison of irrigated-tip and large-tip catheter ablation of cavotricuspid isthmus-dependent atrial flutter
    Christophe Scavee
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Service de Rythmologie, Avenue de Magallen, 33000 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Eur Heart J 25:963-9. 2004
    ..This prospective, randomised clinical study compared the efficacy of irrigated and large-tip catheters of different designs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF): past, present and future
    Pierre Jais
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Cardiovasc Res 54:337-46. 2002
    ..Most of the curative approaches are therefore based on their isolation. Future technical improvements based on presently applied concepts are likely to widen the indications for ablation therapy of AF...
  13. ncbi request reprint Technique and results of linear ablation at the mitral isthmus
    Pierre Jais
    Hopital Haut Leveque, Université Bordeaux II Victor Segalen, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circulation 110:2996-3002. 2004
    ..This prospective clinical study evaluates the feasibility and efficacy of combined linear mitral isthmus ablation and pulmonary vein (PV) isolation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of catheter ablation on quality of life of patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Heart Rhythm 2:619-23. 2005
    ..Although improved quality of life is one of the primary aims of catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, there is a paucity of published data on this topic...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reverse remodeling of the left cardiac chambers after catheter ablation after 1 year in a series of patients with isolated atrial fibrillation
    Patricia Reant
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, University of Bordeaux Pessac, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circulation 112:2896-903. 2005
    ..The objective of this prospective study was to evaluate the impact of sinus rhythm restoration by catheter ablation on LV diastolic dysfunction, LA morphology, and mechanical function...
  16. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a radiation protection cabin for invasive electrophysiological procedures
    Octavian Dragusin
    Cardiology Electrophysiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 28:183-9. 2007
    ..Classical protection with lead aprons results in discomfort while radioprotection is still incomplete. This study evaluated the usefulness of a radiation protection cabin (RPC) that completely surrounds the operator...
  17. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Pulmonary vein ablation using a 3D catheter tracking system
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circulation 109:e164. 2004
  18. ncbi request reprint Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Fibrillation in Structurally Normal Hearts Targeting the RVOT and Purkinje Ectopy
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Haut Leveque Hospital, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Herz 28:598-606. 2003
    ..This review article is a summary of our current understanding of the technique and results of catheter ablation of ventricular fibrillation in structurally normal hearts...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cost analysis of catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, Bordeaux Pessac 33604, France
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:292-4. 2003
    ..RF catheter ablation may be a cost-effective alternative to long-term drug therapy in patients with symptomatic, drug refractory PAF...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein ablation using the LocaLisa nonfluoroscopic mapping system
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:112. 2003
  21. ncbi request reprint Radiation exposure during radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Laurent Macle
    Service du Professeur Clementy, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Ave de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:288-91. 2003
    ..Assuming 300 procedures/year, radiation exposure to the medical staff was below the upper recommended annual dose limit...
  22. ncbi request reprint Distinctive electrophysiological properties of pulmonary veins in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Pierre Jais
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circulation 106:2479-85. 2002
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) is frequently initiated from pulmonary veins (PVs), but little is known of the electrophysiological properties of PVs...
  23. ncbi request reprint Electrophysiologically guided pulmonary vein isolation during sustained atrial fibrillation
    Laurent Macle
    Service du Professeur Clementy, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:255-60. 2003
    ..Sustained atrial fibrillation (AF) is frequently encountered during pulmonary vein (PV) isolation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of PV isolation during sustained AF...
  24. ncbi request reprint Linear ablation in the left atrium using a nonfluoroscopic mapping system
    Christophe Scavee
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:554. 2003
  25. ncbi request reprint Mapping and ablation of ventricular fibrillation associated with long-QT and Brugada syndromes
    Michel Haissaguerre
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circulation 108:925-8. 2003
    ..The long-QT and Brugada syndromes are important substrates of malignant ventricular arrhythmia. The feasibility of mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in these conditions has not been reported...
  26. ncbi request reprint Dissociated pulmonary vein arrhythmia: incidence and characteristics
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Service du Professeur Clementy Room 338, 3rd West, Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, Bordeaux Pessac 33604, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:1173-9. 2003
    ..The incidence and characteristics of dissociated arrhythmia confined to the pulmonary vein (PV) following disconnection have not been described in a large number of patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation...
  27. ncbi request reprint QRST subtraction combined with a pacemap catalogue for the prediction of ectopy source by surface electrocardiogram in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Kee Joon Choi
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:2013-21. 2002
    ..This study evaluated the use of ectopic P-wave morphology to localize pulmonary vein (PV) and non-PV sources of atrial ectopics in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of cardiac pacing on forearm vascular responses and nitric oxide function
    Daniel Green
    Department of Human Movement and Exercise Science, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands 6907, Western Australia 6000
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 283:H1354-60. 2002
    ..These data suggest that changes in blood pressure, rather than pulse frequency, may be the stimulus for shear stress-mediated NO release in vivo...
  29. ncbi request reprint Mapping and ablation of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation
    Michel Haissaguerre
    Hopital Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circulation 106:962-7. 2002
    ..Ventricular fibrillation is the main mechanism of sudden cardiac death. The feasibility of eliminating recurrent episodes by catheter ablation has not been reported...
  30. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation originating from persistent left superior vena cava
    Li Fern Hsu
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Circulation 109:828-32. 2004
    ..Rarely, the LSVC may persist and has been associated with some organized arrhythmias, though not with AF. We report 5 patients in whom the LSVC was a source of ectopy, initiating AF...
  31. ncbi request reprint The inferior vena cava: an exceptional source of atrial fibrillation
    Christophe Scavee
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:659-62. 2003
    ..This case demonstrates that, in rare cases, arrhythmogenic muscular sleeves can be found in the IVC and that the IVC can be electrically disconnected from the right atrium using radiofrequency energy...
  32. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Early appearance of an edematous tissue reaction during left atrial linear ablation using intracardiac echo imaging
    Rukshen Weerasooriya
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Avenue de Magellan, Bordeaux Pessac 33604, France
    Circulation 108:e80. 2003
  33. ncbi request reprint A pseudo sinus tachycardia originating from the right superior pulmonary vein. Successful ablation by a simplified, targeted ablation strategy
    Christophe Scavee
    Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Brussels, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 63:265-9. 2008
    ..The focus was successfully ablated during the same procedure using a 4-mm tip-irrigated catheter...