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Summary: A device designed to stimulate, by electric impulses, contraction of the heart muscles. It may be temporary (external) or permanent (internal or internal-external).
Publications260 found, 100 shown here
- Long-term results of surgical lead implantation for biventricular pacemakers in cardiomyopathy patientsRobert Jones
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Heart Surg Forum 10:E143-6. 2007..The data show that the surgical approach for cardiac resynchronization therapy has durable long-term results...
- HRS/EHRA Expert Consensus on the Monitoring of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs): description of techniques, indications, personnel, frequency and ethical considerations: developed in partnership with the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) andBruce L Wilkoff
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Europace 10:707-25. 2008
- Remote, wireless, ambulatory monitoring of implantable pacemakers, cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy systems: analysis of a worldwide databaseArnaud Lazarus
InParys Clinical Research Group, Paris, France
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:S2-S12. 2007..To describe the daily routine application of a new telemonitoring system in a large population of cardiac device recipients...
- Home monitoring remote control of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients in clinical practice: impact on medical management and health-care resource utilizationRenato Pietro Ricci
Department of Cardiovascular Disease, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti 20, 00135 Rome, Italy
Europace 10:164-70. 2008..To evaluate the impact of Home Monitoringtrade mark(HM) remote control on patient medical treatment and on health-care resource utilization...
- ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the ACC/AHA/NASPE 2002 GuidelineAndrew E Epstein
Circulation 117:e350-408. 2008
- The effect of cardiac resynchronization on morbidity and mortality in heart failureJohn G F Cleland
Department of Cardiology, Castle Hill Hospital, Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
N Engl J Med 352:1539-49. 2005..We evaluated its effects on morbidity and mortality...
- Guidelines for cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronization therapy. The Task Force for Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy of the European Society of Cardiology. Developed in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm AssociationPanos E Vardas
Department of Cardiology, Heraklion University Hospital, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Europace 9:959-98. 2007
- Pacemaker and ICD generator reliability: meta-analysis of device registriesWilliam H Maisel
Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
JAMA 295:1929-34. 2006..Despite there being millions of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) generator implants worldwide, little is known about device reliability...
- Pacemaker and ICD generator malfunctions: analysis of Food and Drug Administration annual reportsWilliam H Maisel
Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
JAMA 295:1901-6. 2006..It is not known if increasing device complexity is associated with decreased reliability...
- Staphylococcus lugdunensis infective endocarditis: description of 10 cases and analysis of native valve, prosthetic valve, and pacemaker lead endocarditis clinical profilesI Anguera
Department of Cardiology, Corporacio Parc Tauli, Hospital de Sabadell, Sabadell, Spain
Heart 91:e10. 2005..To evaluate the incidence and the clinical and echocardiographic features of infective endocarditis (IE) caused by Staphylococcus lugdunensis and to identify the prognostic factors of surgery and mortality in this disease...
- Comparison of permanent left ventricular and biventricular pacing in patients with heart failure and chronic atrial fibrillation: prospective haemodynamic studyS Garrigue
Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux Pessac, France Sorin Biomedica, 9, rue Georges Besse, Bat 4, 92160 Antony, France
Heart 87:529-34. 2002....
- Utility of echocardiographic radial strain imaging to quantify left ventricular dyssynchrony and predict acute response to cardiac resynchronization therapyKaoru Dohi
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Am J Cardiol 96:112-6. 2005....
- Peak endocardial acceleration reflects heart contractility also in atrial fibrillationT Bombardini
Servizio di Tecnologie Biomediche Policlinico S Orsola, Bologna, Italy
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 23:1381-5. 2000..These data confirm that PEA reflects heart contractility also during AF and hold promise for the use of this sensor in therapeutic implantable devices...
- Combined cardiac resynchronization and implantable cardioversion defibrillation in advanced chronic heart failure: the MIRACLE ICD TrialJames B Young
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
JAMA 289:2685-94. 2003....
- Correlation of echo-Doppler optimization of atrioventricular delay in cardiac resynchronization therapy with invasive hemodynamics in patients with heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathyAnnemieke H M Jansen
Department of Cardiology, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Am J Cardiol 97:552-7. 2006..The measurement of the maximal VTI of mitral inflow is the most accurate method...
- Do airport metal detectors interfere with implantable pacemakers or cardioverter-defibrillators?Christof Kolb
Deutsches Herzzentrum Munchen, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Elektrophysiologie, Technischen Universitat Munchen, Lazarettstrasse 36, 80636 Munich, Germany
J Am Coll Cardiol 41:2054-9. 2003..The aim of this study was to determine whether airport metal detector gates (AMDGs) interfere with pacemakers (PMs) or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)...
- Small colony variants of Staphylococcus aureus and pacemaker-related infectionHarald Seifert
Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, University of Koln, Goldenfelstrasse 19 21, 50935 Köln, Germany
Emerg Infect Dis 9:1316-8. 2003
- Magnetic resonance imaging in individuals with cardiovascular implantable electronic devicesAriel Roguin
Department of Cardiology, Rambam Medical Center, B Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Bat Galim, PO Box 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
Europace 10:336-46. 2008..This may have major clinical implications on current imaging practice. A strategy for the performance of MR imaging in these individuals is proposed...
- Implantation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators in orally anticoagulated patientsAyman S Al-Khadra
Department of Adult Cardiology, Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:511-4. 2003..In experienced centers, patients requiring treatment with warfarin may undergo implantation of pacemakers or defibrillators with minimal risk despite continuation of anticoagulation...
- Cardiac resynchronization and death from progressive heart failure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsDavid J Bradley
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
JAMA 289:730-40. 2003..Cardiac resynchronization, a pacemaker-based therapy for heart failure, enhances cardiac performance and quality of life, but its effect on mortality is uncertain...
- Surgical treatment of pacemaker and defibrillator lead endocarditis: the impact of electrode lead extraction on outcomeAna del Rio
Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Chest 124:1451-9. 2003..Medical treatment has been suggested for the treatment of CD endocarditis, but there is increasing evidence that surgical treatment is to be preferred as the best approach to achieve eradication of the infection and reduce mortality...
- Dual-chamber pacing or ventricular backup pacing in patients with an implantable defibrillator: the Dual Chamber and VVI Implantable Defibrillator (DAVID) TrialBruce L Wilkoff
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Desk F 15, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
JAMA 288:3115-23. 2002..Most currently implanted ICD devices provide dual-chamber pacing therapy. The most common comorbid cause for mortality in this population is congestive heart failure...
- Transjugular approach for lead extractionHector Mazzetti
Cardiology Division, Hospital Juan A Fernandez, Cerviño 3356, CP 1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Europace 10:156-60. 2008....
- How to select patients for lead extractionMichael E Field
Arrhythmia Unit, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Heart Rhythm 4:978-85. 2007
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy for patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a systematic reviewFinlay A McAlister
The University of Alberta Evidence based Practice Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
JAMA 297:2502-14. 2007..Atrial-synchronized biventricular pacemakers (cardiac resynchronization therapy [CRT]) received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use in selected patients with LV systolic dysfunction in 2001...
- Long-term complication rates in ventricular, single lead VDD, and dual chamber pacingUwe K H Wiegand
University of Lubeck, Medizinische Klinik II, Lubeck, Germany
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1961-9. 2003..In conclusion, operation time and complication rates of physiological pacing are reduced by VDD pacemaker implantation achieving values comparable to VVI pacing. Thus, single lead VDD pacing can be recommended for patients with AV block...
- Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation without reversal of warfarin therapyMichael C Giudici
Division of Cardiology, Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, Iowa 52803, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:358-60. 2004..6 +/- 1.0, range 1.5-7.5). The complication rate in the anticoagulated group was similar to those in patients with a normal INR. Routine normalization of coagulation factors prior to pacemaker/ICD placement may not be necessary...
- Pacemaker and ICD lead extraction with electrosurgical dissection sheaths and standard transvenous extraction systems: results of a randomized trialPetr Neuzil
Cardiology Department, Na Homolce Hospital, Roentgenova 2, Prague 515030, Czech Republic
Europace 9:98-104. 2007..Serious bleeding occurred in three patients, one with standard and two with the EDS lead extraction system...
- Aspergillus fumigatus pacemaker lead endocarditis: a case report and review of the literatureR Leong
Department of Medicine, Kingston General Hospital and Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario
Can J Cardiol 22:337-40. 2006..The diagnostic features and therapeutic management of pacemaker lead endocarditis are reviewed...
- Temporal patterns of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation following DDDR pacemaker implantationA M Gillis
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Department of Community Health Sciences, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Am J Cardiol 85:1445-50. 2000..The temporal patterns of AF change over time after pacemaker implantation. This has implications for the selection of study end points in AF clinical trials...
- Effects of multisite biventricular pacing in patients with heart failure and intraventricular conduction delayS Cazeau
InParys, Saint-Cloud, France
N Engl J Med 344:873-80. 2001..001). CONCLUSIONS: Although it is technically complex, atriobiventricular pacing significantly improves exercise tolerance and quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure and intraventricular conduction delay...
- Congenital heart block: development of late-onset cardiomyopathy, a previously underappreciated sequelaJ P Moak
Department of Cardiology, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 37:238-42. 2001..We report 16 infants with complete congenital heart block (CHB) who developed late-onset dilated cardiomyopathy despite early institution of cardiac pacing...
- Laser lead extraction: is there a learning curve?Nina Ghosh
Division of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:180-4. 2005....
- Pacemaker endocarditis during 18 years in GöteborgHanna Rundström
Department of Infectious Diseases, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 416 85 Goteborg, Sweden
Scand J Infect Dis 36:674-9. 2004..According to our results, PM removal rather than conservative treatment should be considered in all cases...
- Dilated cardiomyopathy in isolated congenital complete atrioventricular block: early and long-term risk in childrenF E Udink ten Cate
Pediatric Heart Center of the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
J Am Coll Cardiol 37:1129-34. 2001..CONCLUSIONS: Isolated CCAVB is associated with a long-term risk for the development of DCM. Risk factors may be SSA/SSB antibodies, increased heart size at initial evaluation and the absence of pacemaker-associated improvement...
- Biventricular pacing as alternative therapy for dilated cardiomyopathy associated with congenital heart diseaseE Rodriguez-Cruz
Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit 48201, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:235-7. 2001..One month later, subjective symptoms improved and cardiac ultrasound illustrated a 125% increase in fractional area of change. Exercise stress testing showed a 17% improvement in aerobic work capacity...
- Pacemaker and ICD malfunction--an incomplete pictureBruce L Wilkoff
JAMA 295:1944-6. 2006
- Morphologic and immunohistochemical observations of tissues surrounding retrieved transvenous pacemaker leadsMarco Esposito
Department of Biomaterials, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
J Biomed Mater Res 63:548-58. 2002..The laser method allowed an efficient extraction of pacemaker leads without damage to the studied tissues, as suggested by the presence of immunolabeled cells close to the cut surfaces...
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy: a novel adjunct to the treatment and prevention of systemic right ventricular failureJan Janousek
Kardiocentrum, University Hospital Motol Prague, Czech Republic
J Am Coll Cardiol 44:1927-31. 2004..This study aimed to evaluate the technical feasibility and hemodynamic benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with systemic right ventricle (RV)...
- Comparison of characteristics in responders versus nonresponders with biventricular pacing for drug-resistant congestive heart failureSylvain Reuter
Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux Pessac, France
Am J Cardiol 89:346-50. 2002
- [Pacemaker and intra cardiac defibrillator lead extraction techniques]P Defaye
Service de cardiologie et urgences cardiologique, CHU Albert Michallon, BP 217 X, 38043 Grenoble Cedex 09, France
Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris) 54:32-7. 2005..Alternative procedure in case of failure with superior approach remain femoral approach. All those techniques give a success rate of about 98 % for percutaneous lead extraction in an expert center...
- [Infectious endocarditis of the tricuspid valve in patients with endocardial pacemakers]M el Kohen
, Centre Hospitalier, Tourcoing
Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 83:1855-7. 1990..The authors report two cases which illustrate the fact that many workers recommend explanation of the pacing catheter and that tricuspidectomy with or without valve replacement may sometimes be necessary...
- Declining need for permanent pacemaker insertion with the bicaval technique of orthotopic heart transplantationSteven R Meyer
Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7
Can J Cardiol 21:159-63. 2005....
- Impact of left ventricular lead position in cardiac resynchronization therapy on left ventricular remodelling. A circumferential strain analysis based on 2D echocardiographyMichael Becker
Medical Clinic I, Department of Cardiology, University RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
Eur Heart J 28:1211-20. 2007..Aims: To assess if myocardial deformation imaging allows definition of an optimal left ventricular (LV) lead position with improved effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on LV reverse remodelling...
- Cardiac-resynchronization therapy with or without an implantable defibrillator in advanced chronic heart failureMichael R Bristow
Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80262, USA
N Engl J Med 350:2140-50. 2004....
- Predicting mortality and rehospitalization in heart failure patients with home monitoring--the Home CARE pilot studyS Ellery
St Peter s Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PZ, United Kingdom
Clin Res Cardiol 95:III29-35. 2006..These interim findings suggest that Home Monitoring data may predict events leading to hospitalization and encourage further research...
- Cardiac resynchronization in chronic heart failureWilliam T Abraham
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington 40536 0284, USA
N Engl J Med 346:1845-53. 2002..We conducted a double-blind trial to evaluate this therapeutic approach...
- Recalls and safety alerts involving pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator generatorsW H Maisel
Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
JAMA 286:793-9. 2001..Despite increasingly frequent device implantation, pacemaker and ICD recalls and safety alerts (advisories) remain poorly characterized...
- Risk factors related to infections of implanted pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators: results of a large prospective studyDidier Klug
Department of Cardiology A, Hopital Cardiologique de Lille, CHRU, 59037, Lille Cedex, France
Circulation 116:1349-55. 2007..The Prospective Evaluation of Pacemaker Lead Endocarditis study is a multicenter, prospective survey of the incidence and risk factors of infectious complications after implantation of pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators...
- Intrathoracic impedance monitoring in patients with heart failure: correlation with fluid status and feasibility of early warning preceding hospitalizationCheuk Man Yu
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Circulation 112:841-8. 2005....
- Cardiovascular device development: lessons learned from pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapyWilliam H Maisel
Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Ther 12:183-5. 2005....
- Pacemaker infection due to Mycobacterium fortuitumSunita Sharma
Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Scand J Infect Dis 37:66-7. 2005..The entire pacing system was removed and the patient was treated successfully with a multidrug regimen for a total of 6 months...
- Rhythm control in atrial fibrillation: endpoints for device-based trialsAnne M Gillis
Cardiovascular Research Group, The University of Calgary, and Division of Cardiology, Calgary Health Region, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4N1
Heart Rhythm 1:B52-7, discussion B57. 2004..Relevant outcomes might include improvement in symptoms, quality of life, or functional capacity; reduction in hospitalization for cardiovascular causes, stroke death, or overall mortality; or a composite of some of these parameters...
- Clinical competency statement: Training pathways for implantation of cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devicesAnne B Curtis
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Heart Rhythm 1:371-5. 2004
- Pacing and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator transvenous lead extractionMaria Grazia Bongiorni
Arrhythmology Unit, Cardio Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Ital Heart J 6:261-6. 2005..The success rate and the incidence of complications are highly affected by the staff experience. The use of the jugular approach, in the presence of free-floating or difficult exposed leads, increases both safety and success rate...
- Intravascular lead extraction using the excimer laser: pitfalls and tips for successRobert W Feldtman
Department of Surgery, Texas A and M Health Science Center College of Medicine, and Division of Vascular Surgery, Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX 76508, USA
Semin Vasc Surg 21:54-6. 2008..This article outlines a few suggestions for avoiding severe complications with this useful procedure...
- Long-term survival after ablation of the atrioventricular node and implantation of a permanent pacemaker in patients with atrial fibrillationC Ozcan
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA
N Engl J Med 344:1043-51. 2001..Control of the ventricular rate by ablation of the atrioventricular node and permanent pacing does not adversely affect long-term survival...
- Long-term variations in optimal programming of cardiac resynchronization therapy devicesD O'Donnell
Department of Electrophysiology Unit, Austin Health, Studley Road, Heidelberg, Victoria, 3084, Australia
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:S24-6. 2005..Individual changes could not be accurately predicted. The optimal stimulation parameters for CRT vary over time. Detailed, regular reevaluations, and reprogramming of optimal parameters may be appropriate...
- Large, single-center, single-operator experience with transvenous lead extraction: outcomes and changing indicationsSamuel O Jones
Arrhythmia Service, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Heart Rhythm 5:520-5. 2008..Lead extraction is increasingly necessary given the exponential growth in cardiac device implantation. Meanwhile, the tools, indications, and outcomes of this procedure continue to change...
- In vivo heating of pacemaker leads during magnetic resonance imagingRoger Luechinger
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Gloriastrasse 35, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Eur Heart J 26:376-83; discussion 325-7. 2005..In this study, heating effects at the myocardium-pacemaker lead tip interface have been investigated in a chronic animal model during MRI at 1.5 Tesla...
- Potential for Personal Digital Assistant interference with implantable cardiac devicesJeffrey L Tri
Division of Foundation Telecommunications and Network Services, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn 55905, USA
Mayo Clin Proc 79:1527-30. 2004..To determine whether the wireless local area network (WLAN) technology, specifically the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), interferes with implantable cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators...
- Clinical utility and safety of a protocol for noncardiac and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of patients with permanent pacemakers and implantable-cardioverter defibrillators at 1.5 teslaSaman Nazarian
Department of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Carnegie 568, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Circulation 114:1277-84. 2006..We sought to evaluate the diagnostic utility and safety of noncardiac and cardiac MRI at 1.5T using a protocol that incorporates device selection and programming and limits the estimated specific absorption rate of MRI sequences...
- Syncope associated with pain as the presenting feature of neck malignancy: failure of cardiac pacemaker to prevent attacks in two casesP F Worth
Consultant Neurologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UY, UK
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 76:1301-3. 2005..Two patients are described in whom syncope was the presenting clinical feature of an undiagnosed neck malignancy. Both patients also had attacks associated with paroxysms of severe neck pain. Neither patient responded to cardiac pacing...
- Prevention of pocket related complications with fibrin sealant in patients undergoing pacemaker implantation who are receiving anticoagulant treatmentDragan J Milic
Vascular Department, Surgical clinic Clinical Center Nis, Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 48, Bulevar Nemanjica 72a 25, 18 000 Nis, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro
Europace 7:374-9. 2005..The aim of our study was to establish the efficiency of fibrin sealant in the prevention of pocket related complications in patients undergoing pacemaker implantation who are receiving anticoagulant treatment...
- [Septicemia and endocarditis related to transvenous pacing leads of pacemakers: surgical indications and results]P Leprince
Service de Chirurgie Thoracique et Cardiovasculaire, , Paris
Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 88:241-6. 1995..Temporary and permanent epicardial leads were implanted in 10 patients.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
- Outpatient pacemaker procedures in orally anticoagulated patientsD J Goldstein
Department of Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 21:1730-4. 1998....
- Role of ventricular Autocapture function in increasing longevity of DDDR pacemakers: a prospective studyGiuseppe Boriani
Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti, 9 40138 Bologna, Italy
Europace 8:216-20. 2006..Autocapture is an algorithm for automatic adaptation of ventricular output to capture threshold. The aim of this prospective study was to estimate the effects of ventricular Autocapture algorithm on DDD-DDDR pacemaker longevity...
- Initial experience with larger laser sheaths for the removal of transvenous pacemaker and implantable defibrillator leadsL M Epstein
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Circulation 100:516-25. 1999..A mandatory prospective registry studied the safety and effectiveness profiles of the larger laser sheaths vis-à-vis the 12F laser sheath...
- Current concepts in extraction of transvenous pacing and ICD leadsC J Love
Arrhythmia Device Services, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
Cardiol Clin 18:193-217. 2000..Preparation for disaster is mandatory, such that when a complication does occur, one may respond quickly and therefore salvage the patient...
- Cardiac resynchronization as therapy for congestive cardiac failure in children dependent on chronic cardiac pacingEugène van Beek
Children s Hearth Centre, University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Cardiol Young 16:187-9. 2006..We conclude that biventricular or left ventricular pacing is superior to right ventricular apical pacing in children who are pacemaker-dependent...
- Left ventricular lead placement within a coronary sinus side branch using remote magnetic navigation of a guidewire: a feasibility studyMaximo Rivero-Ayerza
Department of Clinical Electrophysiology, Thoraxcenter Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:128-33. 2006..A novel magnetic navigation system (MNS) allowing remote guidance of catheters and guidewires might assist in implantation of left ventricular (LV) pacing leads...
- A randomized trial comparing heparin initiation 6 h or 24 h after pacemaker or defibrillator implantationG F Michaud
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor 48109 0022, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 35:1915-8. 2000..The purpose of this randomized study was to evaluate the prevalence of pocket hematomas in patients treated with heparin 6 h or 24 h after pacemaker or defibrillator implantation...
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Part 2--issues during and after device implantation and unresolved questionsJeroen J Bax
Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
J Am Coll Cardiol 46:2168-82. 2005..Finally, open questions concerning when to combine CRT with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy and the cost-effectiveness of CRT are discussed...
- Management of cardiac device infections: A retrospective survey of a non-surgical approach combining antibiotic therapy with transvenous removalC Tascini
Infectious Diseases Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy
J Chemother 18:157-63. 2006..This procedure prevents recurrent infections and operative mortality...
- Understanding nonresponders of cardiac resynchronization therapy--current and future perspectivesCheuk Man Yu
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1117-24. 2005..Despite compelling evidence of the benefits of CRT, one troubling issue is the lack of a favorable response in about one-third of patients...
- Four-year efficacy of cardiac resynchronization therapy on exercise tolerance and disease progression: the importance of performing atrioventricular junction ablation in patients with atrial fibrillationMaurizio Gasparini
Department of Cardiology, IRCCS, Istituto Clinico Humanitas Rozzano Milano, Milan, Italy
J Am Coll Cardiol 48:734-43. 2006..The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in heart failure patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) and the role of atrioventricular junction (AVJ) ablation...
- Sequential versus simultaneous biventricular resynchronization for severe heart failure: evaluation by tissue Doppler imagingPeter Sogaard
Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby Sygehus, Aarhus, Denmark
Circulation 106:2078-84. 2002..We used tissue tracking and 3D echocardiography to evaluate the impact of sequential CRT with individualized interventricular delay programming...
- Patients' experiences of daily living with a pacemaker: a grounded theory studyDan Malm
County Hospital Ryhov, Sweden and Jönköping University, Sweden
J Health Psychol 11:787-98. 2006....
- The management of surgical complications of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillatorsS Pavia
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Curr Opin Cardiol 16:66-71. 2001..With a clear understanding of the accepted implant indications and potential complications, and a meticulous approach to the implant and post implant follow up, the incidence of complications can be minimized...
- Initial experience with cardiac resynchronization therapy for ventricular dysfunction in young patients with surgically operated congenital heart diseaseMargaret Strieper
Sibley Heart Center, Children s Healthcare of Atlanta at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
Am J Cardiol 94:1352-4. 2004..This report describes our initial experience with CRT in these patients...
- Clinical study of the laser sheath for lead extraction: the total experience in the United StatesCharles L Byrd
Broward General Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:804-8. 2002..Success is independent of laser sheath size. Major complications can be expected in < 2% of patients, and occur more often during an investigator's early experience...
- Cardiology patient pages. Cardiac pacemakers from the patient's perspectiveMark A Wood
Virginia Commonwealth University s Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA 23298 0053, USA
Circulation 105:2136-8. 2002
- Usefulness of mechanical transvenous dilation and location of areas of adherence in patients undergoing coronary sinus lead extractionMaria Grazia Bongiorni
Cardiac and Thoracic Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana and University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Cisanello, Pisa 56100, Italy
Europace 9:69-73. 2007..We aimed to evaluate feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of CS lead extraction, focusing on MD usefulness, in the event that lead traction (LT) was ineffective...
- Initial clinical experience with cardiac resynchronization therapy utilizing a magnetic navigation systemPeter Gallagher
Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:174-80. 2007..The placement of left ventricular (LV) leads during cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) involves many technical difficulties. These difficulties increase procedural times and decrease procedural success rates...
- Robotically assisted left ventricular epicardial lead implantation for biventricular pacingJoseph J Derose
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1414-9. 2003..Ventricular resynchronization might be achieved in a minimally invasive fashion using a robotically assisted, direct left ventricular (LV) epicardial approach...
- Sequential biventricular pacing: evaluation of safety and efficacyPeter T Mortensen
Skejby Sygehus, Aarhus, Denmark
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:339-45. 2004..Cause of death was cardiac (n = 7), heart failure related (n = 3), arrhythmia related (n = 2), and unknown (n = 2). In conclusion, this sequential biventricular pacemaker was safe and efficacious...
- Temperature and SAR measurement errors in the evaluation of metallic linear structures heating during MRI using fluoroptic probesE Mattei
Department of Technologies and Health, Italian National Institute of Health, Roma, Italy
Phys Med Biol 52:1633-46. 2007..MRI heating evaluations with temperature probes should use a contact position minimizing the maximum error, need to be accompanied by a thorough uncertainty budget and the temperature and SAR errors should be specified...
- European perspective on lead extraction: part IICharles Kennergren
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
Heart Rhythm 5:320-3. 2008
- Pacemaker and defibrillator lead extractionSteven P Kutalek
Cardiac Electrophysiology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA
Curr Opin Cardiol 19:19-22. 2004..For these reasons, it is important to understand the expanding indications, procedural aspects, and limitations of arrhythmia device extraction...
- Effect of optimizing the VV interval on left ventricular contractility in cardiac resynchronization therapyBerry M van Gelder
Department of Cardiology, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Am J Cardiol 93:1500-3. 2004..014-in sensor-tipped pressure guidewire...
- Laser lead extraction: predictors of success and complicationsJean Francois Roux
Electrophysiology Service, Department of Cardiology, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:214-20. 2007..Paralleling the rise in pacemaker and defibrillator implantations, lead extraction procedures are increasingly required. Concerns regarding failure and complications remain...
- Effects of long-term biventricular stimulation for resynchronization on echocardiographic measures of remodelingLeslie A Saxon
Cardiomyopathy and Arrhythmia Research and Education Center, University of California, San Francisco, Calif, USA
Circulation 105:1304-10. 2002..Long-term ventricular resynchronization therapy improves symptom status. Changes in left ventricular remodeling have not been adequately evaluated...
- Pocket hematoma after pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator surgery: influence of patient morbidity, operation strategy, and perioperative antiplatelet/anticoagulation therapyUwe K H Wiegand
Universitaet zu Lübeck, Medizinische Klinik II, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Luebeck, Germany
Chest 126:1177-86. 2004..Thus, we investigated the influence of patient comorbidity, implantation strategy, operator experience, antiplatelet therapy, and anticoagulation therapy on hematoma rate...
- Laser-assisted lead extraction: the European experienceC Kennergren
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, S 413 45 Gothenburg, Sweden
Europace 9:651-6. 2007..The aim of this study is to investigate the safety and effectiveness of Excimer laser-assisted lead extraction in Europe. The final European multi-centre study experience is presented...
- Effects of ventricular rate regularization pacing on quality of life and symptoms in patients with atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation symptoms mediated by pacing to mean rates [AF SYMPTOMS study])Hung Fat Tse
Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Am J Cardiol 94:938-41. 2004....
- Pacemaker interference with an iPodMehul B Patel
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, USA
Heart Rhythm 4:781-4. 2007
- The world survey of cardiac pacing and cardioverter defibrillators: calendar year 2001Harry G Mond
Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:955-64. 2004..A group of enthusiastic survey coordinators has now been established. Recruitment of new countries will hopefully continue to obtain a fully global experience of cardiac pacing and ICD usage...
- Chronic cardiac resynchronization therapy and reverse ventricular remodeling in a model of nonischemic cardiomyopathyYoshinori Nishijima
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, United States
Life Sci 81:1152-9. 2007..The beneficial effects of CRT may be attributable, in part, to improved LV myocyte function...
- Left ventricular lead electrical delay predicts response to cardiac resynchronization therapyJagmeet P Singh
Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
Heart Rhythm 3:1285-92. 2006....
- Predictors affecting durability of epicardial pacemaker leads in pediatric patientsHiroomi Murayama
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Social Insurance Chukyo Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:361-6. 2008..The aim of this study was to assess the long-term outcomes and to determine predictors affecting lead durability in pediatric pacing therapy...
- [Early warning system for pulmonary fluid status monitoring in terminal heart failure]H Wedekind
Medizinische Klinik I Kardiologie und Intensivmedizin, Hamm
Dtsch Med Wochenschr 132:555-9. 2007..Physical examination revealed a pulse of 100/min., hypotension (100/60 mmHg) and jugular vein distension. Bilateral pulmonary rales were noted on auscultation. A slight edema of both lower legs was noted...
- Cardiac Conduction through Engineered TissueDouglas Cowan; Fiscal Year: 2009..maternal autoimmune disease during pregnancy, or surgery is currently treated by implanting an artificial pacemaker device...
- THERAPUTIC TRIAL IN PATIENTS WITH LQTS 3 GENE MUTATIONArthur Moss; Fiscal Year: 2002..The significance of this work relates to the future use of molecular therapeutics to treat ion-channel disorders associated with congenital and acquired cardiac repolarization disorders. ..
- LONG QT SYNDROME--GENETIC STUDIESArthur Moss; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- THROMBOGENIC FACTORS AND RECURRENT CORONARY EVENTSArthur Moss; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Role of Stretch to Endothelial Pulse-Perfusion ResponseDavid Kass; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Gene Targets of NKX 2.5 in the Conduction SystemMelvin Scheinman; Fiscal Year: 2004..MinK and HCN-1) in the pathogenesis of arrhythmias in the ventricular restricted knockout mouse model. This will be done by using in-situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry to follow the pattern of expression of these ion channels. ..
- Cardiovascular Stiffening in Aged Patients with CHFDavid Kass; Fiscal Year: 2005..This could lead to new therapeutic approaches to this difficult clinical problem that affects a growing aged patient population. ..
- Auto-calibrating portable low-cost micro-SPECT/CTFRANK DIFILIPPO; Fiscal Year: 2008..Many laboratories could then benefit from this device for micro-SPECT and micro-SPECT/CT. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Multiple Pollutants and Cardiorespiratory OutcomesPaige Tolbert; Fiscal Year: 2005..Finally, a thorough assessment of the role of measurement error in the epidemiologic analyses will be performed. ..
- ACTION-A CHF TRIAL INVESTIGATING OUTCOMES OF EXERCISEWilliam Abraham; Fiscal Year: 2005..The trial will take place over 5 years with an initial 6 months for planning, training, and implementation; 3 years of enrollment; 1 year of follow-up; and 6 months for close out, analysis, and presentation. ..
- Mechanistic Determinants of Pacing-induced Cardiac MemoryMichael R Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2010..Rather than being reductionist, the approach attempts to synthesize information so that we can better comprehend and impact on a clinically important problem. ..
- Air Pollution and Birth Defects in Atlanta, 1968-2002Paige Tolbert; Fiscal Year: 2009..The study will entail close collaboration among investigators at Emory, Georgia Tech, and CDC, capitalizing on the team's experience with the MACDP and studies of air pollution in Atlanta. ..
- Post Coronary Bypass Atrial Arrhythmic Prediction RuleRod Passman; Fiscal Year: 2006..This project will be an integral part of the candidate?s career development plan and his maturation as an epidemiologist, cardiac electrophysiologist, and clinical investigator. ..
- Home HF Care Comparing Patient-Driven Technology ModelsLee Goldberg; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Building a New Model for Diagnosis of ED Dizzy PatientsDavid Newman Toker; Fiscal Year: 2007..This research project and the research paradigms derived from it will form the nucleus of a career devoted to research in medical decision-making, causes of diagnostic errors, and methods to preventthem. ..
- Lesion Detection Phantoms for Clinical and Small Animal SPECT and PETFRANK DIFILIPPO; Fiscal Year: 2008..The proposed new design eliminates the dead volume problem and will improve clinicians' and researchers' understanding of the lesion detection capabilities of PET and SPECT scanners. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- External Counterpulsation in Acute Coronary SyndromeAndrew Michaels; Fiscal Year: 2008....
- Novel Methods for Cardiac Micro-Impedance MeasurementAndrew Pollard; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- An Ultrasonic Neural StimulatorBRUCE TOWE; Fiscal Year: 2002..This market is currently served with conventional electrostimulators by large medical device companies like Medtronic, Guidant, and others. ..
- Air Pollution and Cardiorespiratory Events In InfantsPaige Tolbert; Fiscal Year: 2003..The study is expected to provide important new information regarding health effects of ambient air pollution on high-risk infants. ..
- ESCAPE Mechanistic SubstudiesRobert Califf; Fiscal Year: 2003..Catecholamines are also being collected at baseline and 3 months. In addition, the ESCAPE investigators are all ready capturing detailed demographic, clinical, and physiological information as part of the protocol for the primary study. ..
- NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VENTRICULAR ELECTRICAL REMODELINGPhilip Adamson; Fiscal Year: 2003..These clinically applicable interventions may modify the natural history of diseases, such as heart failure, characterized by ventricular electrical remodeling leading to a high risk for lethal arrhythmias. ..
- Non-Invasive Localization of Vulnerable PlaquesCynthia McCollough; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- AGONIST-AND OXIDANT-STIMULATED SIGNALING MECHANISMSROY ZIEGELSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2004..The proposed studies could lead to novel methods of regulating proinflammatory gene expression by specifically targeting upstream signaling mechanisms in the endothelium. ..
- A Portable Auto-Calibrating Micro-SPECT ImagerFRANK DIFILIPPO; Fiscal Year: 2004..Our work may also lead to a commercial product for ultra-low cost micro-SPECT imaging that would benefit many other researchers. ..
- NASD Academic ED Collaborative - UC San DiegoTheodore Chan; Fiscal Year: 2004..UCSD ED investigators will be responsible for following up on difficult to reach) patients. Local data and survey results will be submitted to the R-25 and R-21 sites for analysis. ..
- A Wireless Neural MicrostimulatorBRUCE TOWE; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Pathophysiology/Clinical Outcomes/Patients/EndocarditisChristopher Cabell; Fiscal Year: 2005..The findings of this study have implications not only for clinical care but will also provide a foundation of knowledge and network of investigators from which subsequent randomized trials can be conducted. ..
- Old Age, Life Extension, and GeriatricsSHARON KAUFMAN; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Mechanisms of Myocardial Radiofrequency Scar ExpansionRupak Mukherjee; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- TECHNOLOGY USE AND PROLONGING DYING IN OLDER ADULTSSHARON KAUFMAN; Fiscal Year: 2002..The interpretive goal is to examine why closing the gap between what health consumers say they want and what actually happens with advanced technologies is so difficult. ..
- Cardiovascular Development and Disease in the YoungMichael Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: MECHANISMS AND PREVENTIONMichael Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- Integrated Multimodal Catheter Imaging of the HeartDirar Khoury; Fiscal Year: 2009..In line with a Bioengineering Research Grant, the research develops a system the outcome of which is to improve the benefit-risk and benefit-cost relationships of patient care and advance heart rhythm-related research. ..