artificial pacemaker

Summary

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).

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Long-term results of surgical lead implantation for biventricular pacemakers in cardiomyopathy patients
    Robert Jones
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    Heart Surg Forum 10:E143-6. 2007
  2. doi 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) and
    Bruce L Wilkoff
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Europace 10:707-25. 2008
  3. ncbi Remote, wireless, ambulatory monitoring of implantable pacemakers, cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy systems: analysis of a worldwide database
    Arnaud Lazarus
    InParys Clinical Research Group, Paris, France
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:S2-S12. 2007
  4. ncbi Home monitoring remote control of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients in clinical practice: impact on medical management and health-care resource utilization
    Renato Pietro Ricci
    Department of Cardiovascular Disease, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti 20, 00135 Rome, Italy
    Europace 10:164-70. 2008
  5. doi 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 Guideline
    Andrew E Epstein
    Circulation 117:e350-408. 2008
  6. ncbi The effect of cardiac resynchronization on morbidity and mortality in heart failure
    John G F Cleland
    Department of Cardiology, Castle Hill Hospital, Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 352:1539-49. 2005
  7. ncbi 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 Association
    Panos E Vardas
    Department of Cardiology, Heraklion University Hospital, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Europace 9:959-98. 2007
  8. ncbi Pacemaker and ICD generator reliability: meta-analysis of device registries
    William H Maisel
    Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 295:1929-34. 2006
  9. ncbi Pacemaker and ICD generator malfunctions: analysis of Food and Drug Administration annual reports
    William H Maisel
    Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 295:1901-6. 2006
  10. pmc Staphylococcus lugdunensis infective endocarditis: description of 10 cases and analysis of native valve, prosthetic valve, and pacemaker lead endocarditis clinical profiles
    I Anguera
    Department of Cardiology, Corporacio Parc Tauli, Hospital de Sabadell, Sabadell, Spain
    Heart 91:e10. 2005

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  1. ncbi Long-term results of surgical lead implantation for biventricular pacemakers in cardiomyopathy patients
    Robert 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...
  2. doi 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) and
    Bruce L Wilkoff
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Europace 10:707-25. 2008
  3. ncbi Remote, wireless, ambulatory monitoring of implantable pacemakers, cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy systems: analysis of a worldwide database
    Arnaud 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...
  4. ncbi Home monitoring remote control of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients in clinical practice: impact on medical management and health-care resource utilization
    Renato 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...
  5. doi 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 Guideline
    Andrew E Epstein
    Circulation 117:e350-408. 2008
  6. ncbi The effect of cardiac resynchronization on morbidity and mortality in heart failure
    John 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...
  7. ncbi 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 Association
    Panos E Vardas
    Department of Cardiology, Heraklion University Hospital, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Europace 9:959-98. 2007
  8. ncbi Pacemaker and ICD generator reliability: meta-analysis of device registries
    William 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...
  9. ncbi Pacemaker and ICD generator malfunctions: analysis of Food and Drug Administration annual reports
    William 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...
  10. pmc Staphylococcus lugdunensis infective endocarditis: description of 10 cases and analysis of native valve, prosthetic valve, and pacemaker lead endocarditis clinical profiles
    I 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...
  11. pmc Comparison of permanent left ventricular and biventricular pacing in patients with heart failure and chronic atrial fibrillation: prospective haemodynamic study
    S 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
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  12. ncbi Utility of echocardiographic radial strain imaging to quantify left ventricular dyssynchrony and predict acute response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Kaoru Dohi
    University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:112-6. 2005
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  13. ncbi Peak endocardial acceleration reflects heart contractility also in atrial fibrillation
    T 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...
  14. ncbi Combined cardiac resynchronization and implantable cardioversion defibrillation in advanced chronic heart failure: the MIRACLE ICD Trial
    James B Young
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    JAMA 289:2685-94. 2003
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  15. ncbi 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 cardiomyopathy
    Annemieke 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...
  16. ncbi 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)...
  17. pmc Small colony variants of Staphylococcus aureus and pacemaker-related infection
    Harald Seifert
    Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, University of Koln, Goldenfelstrasse 19 21, 50935 Köln, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1316-8. 2003
  18. ncbi Magnetic resonance imaging in individuals with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices
    Ariel 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...
  19. ncbi Implantation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators in orally anticoagulated patients
    Ayman 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...
  20. ncbi Cardiac resynchronization and death from progressive heart failure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    David 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...
  21. ncbi Surgical treatment of pacemaker and defibrillator lead endocarditis: the impact of electrode lead extraction on outcome
    Ana 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...
  22. ncbi Dual-chamber pacing or ventricular backup pacing in patients with an implantable defibrillator: the Dual Chamber and VVI Implantable Defibrillator (DAVID) Trial
    Bruce 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...
  23. ncbi Transjugular approach for lead extraction
    Hector Mazzetti
    Cardiology Division, Hospital Juan A Fernandez, Cerviño 3356, CP 1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Europace 10:156-60. 2008
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  24. ncbi How to select patients for lead extraction
    Michael E Field
    Arrhythmia Unit, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:978-85. 2007
  25. ncbi Cardiac resynchronization therapy for patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a systematic review
    Finlay 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...
  26. ncbi Long-term complication rates in ventricular, single lead VDD, and dual chamber pacing
    Uwe 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...
  27. ncbi Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation without reversal of warfarin therapy
    Michael 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...
  28. ncbi Pacemaker and ICD lead extraction with electrosurgical dissection sheaths and standard transvenous extraction systems: results of a randomized trial
    Petr 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...
  29. pmc Aspergillus fumigatus pacemaker lead endocarditis: a case report and review of the literature
    R 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...
  30. ncbi Temporal patterns of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation following DDDR pacemaker implantation
    A 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...
  31. ncbi Effects of multisite biventricular pacing in patients with heart failure and intraventricular conduction delay
    S 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...
  32. ncbi Congenital heart block: development of late-onset cardiomyopathy, a previously underappreciated sequela
    J 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...
  33. ncbi 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
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  34. ncbi Pacemaker endocarditis during 18 years in Göteborg
    Hanna 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...
  35. ncbi Dilated cardiomyopathy in isolated congenital complete atrioventricular block: early and long-term risk in children
    F 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...
  36. ncbi Biventricular pacing as alternative therapy for dilated cardiomyopathy associated with congenital heart disease
    E 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...
  37. ncbi Pacemaker and ICD malfunction--an incomplete picture
    Bruce L Wilkoff
    JAMA 295:1944-6. 2006
  38. ncbi Morphologic and immunohistochemical observations of tissues surrounding retrieved transvenous pacemaker leads
    Marco 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...
  39. ncbi Cardiac resynchronization therapy: a novel adjunct to the treatment and prevention of systemic right ventricular failure
    Jan 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)...
  40. ncbi Comparison of characteristics in responders versus nonresponders with biventricular pacing for drug-resistant congestive heart failure
    Sylvain Reuter
    Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux Pessac, France
    Am J Cardiol 89:346-50. 2002
  41. ncbi [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...
  42. ncbi [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...
  43. ncbi Declining need for permanent pacemaker insertion with the bicaval technique of orthotopic heart transplantation
    Steven R Meyer
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7
    Can J Cardiol 21:159-63. 2005
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  44. ncbi Impact of left ventricular lead position in cardiac resynchronization therapy on left ventricular remodelling. A circumferential strain analysis based on 2D echocardiography
    Michael 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...
  45. ncbi Cardiac-resynchronization therapy with or without an implantable defibrillator in advanced chronic heart failure
    Michael R Bristow
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:2140-50. 2004
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  46. ncbi Predicting mortality and rehospitalization in heart failure patients with home monitoring--the Home CARE pilot study
    S 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...
  47. ncbi Cardiac resynchronization in chronic heart failure
    William 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...
  48. ncbi Recalls and safety alerts involving pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator generators
    W 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...
  49. ncbi Risk factors related to infections of implanted pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators: results of a large prospective study
    Didier 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...
  50. ncbi Intrathoracic impedance monitoring in patients with heart failure: correlation with fluid status and feasibility of early warning preceding hospitalization
    Cheuk 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
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  51. ncbi Cardiovascular device development: lessons learned from pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy
    William H Maisel
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Ther 12:183-5. 2005
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  52. ncbi Pacemaker infection due to Mycobacterium fortuitum
    Sunita 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...
  53. ncbi Rhythm control in atrial fibrillation: endpoints for device-based trials
    Anne 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...
  54. ncbi Clinical competency statement: Training pathways for implantation of cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices
    Anne B Curtis
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Heart Rhythm 1:371-5. 2004
  55. ncbi Pacing and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator transvenous lead extraction
    Maria 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...
  56. ncbi Intravascular lead extraction using the excimer laser: pitfalls and tips for success
    Robert 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...
  57. ncbi Long-term survival after ablation of the atrioventricular node and implantation of a permanent pacemaker in patients with atrial fibrillation
    C 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...
  58. ncbi Long-term variations in optimal programming of cardiac resynchronization therapy devices
    D 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...
  59. ncbi Large, single-center, single-operator experience with transvenous lead extraction: outcomes and changing indications
    Samuel 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...
  60. ncbi In vivo heating of pacemaker leads during magnetic resonance imaging
    Roger 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...
  61. ncbi Potential for Personal Digital Assistant interference with implantable cardiac devices
    Jeffrey 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...
  62. pmc 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 tesla
    Saman 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...
  63. pmc Syncope associated with pain as the presenting feature of neck malignancy: failure of cardiac pacemaker to prevent attacks in two cases
    P 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...
  64. ncbi Prevention of pocket related complications with fibrin sealant in patients undergoing pacemaker implantation who are receiving anticoagulant treatment
    Dragan 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...
  65. ncbi [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)..
  66. ncbi Outpatient pacemaker procedures in orally anticoagulated patients
    D J Goldstein
    Department of Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 21:1730-4. 1998
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  67. ncbi Role of ventricular Autocapture function in increasing longevity of DDDR pacemakers: a prospective study
    Giuseppe 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...
  68. ncbi Initial experience with larger laser sheaths for the removal of transvenous pacemaker and implantable defibrillator leads
    L 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...
  69. ncbi Current concepts in extraction of transvenous pacing and ICD leads
    C 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...
  70. ncbi Cardiac resynchronization as therapy for congestive cardiac failure in children dependent on chronic cardiac pacing
    Eugène 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...
  71. ncbi Left ventricular lead placement within a coronary sinus side branch using remote magnetic navigation of a guidewire: a feasibility study
    Maximo 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...
  72. ncbi A randomized trial comparing heparin initiation 6 h or 24 h after pacemaker or defibrillator implantation
    G 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...
  73. ncbi Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Part 2--issues during and after device implantation and unresolved questions
    Jeroen 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...
  74. ncbi Management of cardiac device infections: A retrospective survey of a non-surgical approach combining antibiotic therapy with transvenous removal
    C Tascini
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy
    J Chemother 18:157-63. 2006
    ..This procedure prevents recurrent infections and operative mortality...
  75. ncbi Understanding nonresponders of cardiac resynchronization therapy--current and future perspectives
    Cheuk 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...
  76. ncbi Four-year efficacy of cardiac resynchronization therapy on exercise tolerance and disease progression: the importance of performing atrioventricular junction ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Maurizio 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...
  77. ncbi Sequential versus simultaneous biventricular resynchronization for severe heart failure: evaluation by tissue Doppler imaging
    Peter 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...
  78. ncbi Patients' experiences of daily living with a pacemaker: a grounded theory study
    Dan Malm
    County Hospital Ryhov, Sweden and Jönköping University, Sweden
    J Health Psychol 11:787-98. 2006
    ....
  79. ncbi The management of surgical complications of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
    S 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...
  80. ncbi Initial experience with cardiac resynchronization therapy for ventricular dysfunction in young patients with surgically operated congenital heart disease
    Margaret 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...
  81. ncbi Clinical study of the laser sheath for lead extraction: the total experience in the United States
    Charles 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...
  82. ncbi Cardiology patient pages. Cardiac pacemakers from the patient's perspective
    Mark A Wood
    Virginia Commonwealth University s Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA 23298 0053, USA
    Circulation 105:2136-8. 2002
  83. ncbi Usefulness of mechanical transvenous dilation and location of areas of adherence in patients undergoing coronary sinus lead extraction
    Maria 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...
  84. ncbi Initial clinical experience with cardiac resynchronization therapy utilizing a magnetic navigation system
    Peter 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...
  85. ncbi Robotically assisted left ventricular epicardial lead implantation for biventricular pacing
    Joseph 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...
  86. ncbi Sequential biventricular pacing: evaluation of safety and efficacy
    Peter 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...
  87. ncbi Temperature and SAR measurement errors in the evaluation of metallic linear structures heating during MRI using fluoroptic probes
    E 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...
  88. doi European perspective on lead extraction: part II
    Charles Kennergren
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Heart Rhythm 5:320-3. 2008
  89. ncbi Pacemaker and defibrillator lead extraction
    Steven 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...
  90. ncbi Effect of optimizing the VV interval on left ventricular contractility in cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Berry M van Gelder
    Department of Cardiology, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 93:1500-3. 2004
    ..014-in sensor-tipped pressure guidewire...
  91. ncbi Laser lead extraction: predictors of success and complications
    Jean 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...
  92. ncbi Effects of long-term biventricular stimulation for resynchronization on echocardiographic measures of remodeling
    Leslie 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...
  93. ncbi Pocket hematoma after pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator surgery: influence of patient morbidity, operation strategy, and perioperative antiplatelet/anticoagulation therapy
    Uwe 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...
  94. ncbi Laser-assisted lead extraction: the European experience
    C 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...
  95. ncbi 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
    ....
  96. ncbi Pacemaker interference with an iPod
    Mehul B Patel
    Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:781-4. 2007
  97. ncbi The world survey of cardiac pacing and cardioverter defibrillators: calendar year 2001
    Harry 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...
  98. pmc Chronic cardiac resynchronization therapy and reverse ventricular remodeling in a model of nonischemic cardiomyopathy
    Yoshinori 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...
  99. ncbi Left ventricular lead electrical delay predicts response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Jagmeet P Singh
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:1285-92. 2006
    ....
  100. ncbi Predictors affecting durability of epicardial pacemaker leads in pediatric patients
    Hiroomi 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...
  101. ncbi [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...

Research Grants36

  1. Cardiac Conduction through Engineered Tissue
    Douglas Cowan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..maternal autoimmune disease during pregnancy, or surgery is currently treated by implanting an artificial pacemaker device...
  2. THERAPUTIC TRIAL IN PATIENTS WITH LQTS 3 GENE MUTATION
    Arthur 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. ..
  3. LONG QT SYNDROME--GENETIC STUDIES
    Arthur Moss; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  4. THROMBOGENIC FACTORS AND RECURRENT CORONARY EVENTS
    Arthur Moss; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Role of Stretch to Endothelial Pulse-Perfusion Response
    David Kass; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Gene Targets of NKX 2.5 in the Conduction System
    Melvin 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. ..
  7. Cardiovascular Stiffening in Aged Patients with CHF
    David Kass; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This could lead to new therapeutic approaches to this difficult clinical problem that affects a growing aged patient population. ..
  8. Auto-calibrating portable low-cost micro-SPECT/CT
    FRANK DIFILIPPO; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Many laboratories could then benefit from this device for micro-SPECT and micro-SPECT/CT. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. Multiple Pollutants and Cardiorespiratory Outcomes
    Paige Tolbert; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Finally, a thorough assessment of the role of measurement error in the epidemiologic analyses will be performed. ..
  10. ACTION-A CHF TRIAL INVESTIGATING OUTCOMES OF EXERCISE
    William 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. ..
  11. Mechanistic Determinants of Pacing-induced Cardiac Memory
    Michael 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. ..
  12. Air Pollution and Birth Defects in Atlanta, 1968-2002
    Paige 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. ..
  13. Post Coronary Bypass Atrial Arrhythmic Prediction Rule
    Rod 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. ..
  14. Home HF Care Comparing Patient-Driven Technology Models
    Lee Goldberg; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  15. Building a New Model for Diagnosis of ED Dizzy Patients
    David 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. ..
  16. Lesion Detection Phantoms for Clinical and Small Animal SPECT and PET
    FRANK 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]..
  17. External Counterpulsation in Acute Coronary Syndrome
    Andrew Michaels; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  18. Novel Methods for Cardiac Micro-Impedance Measurement
    Andrew Pollard; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. An Ultrasonic Neural Stimulator
    BRUCE TOWE; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This market is currently served with conventional electrostimulators by large medical device companies like Medtronic, Guidant, and others. ..
  20. Air Pollution and Cardiorespiratory Events In Infants
    Paige Tolbert; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The study is expected to provide important new information regarding health effects of ambient air pollution on high-risk infants. ..
  21. ESCAPE Mechanistic Substudies
    Robert 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. ..
  22. NEURAL MECHANISMS OF VENTRICULAR ELECTRICAL REMODELING
    Philip 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. ..
  23. Non-Invasive Localization of Vulnerable Plaques
    Cynthia McCollough; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  24. AGONIST-AND OXIDANT-STIMULATED SIGNALING MECHANISMS
    ROY 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. ..
  25. A Portable Auto-Calibrating Micro-SPECT Imager
    FRANK 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. ..
  26. NASD Academic ED Collaborative - UC San Diego
    Theodore 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. ..
  27. A Wireless Neural Microstimulator
    BRUCE TOWE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  28. Pathophysiology/Clinical Outcomes/Patients/Endocarditis
    Christopher 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. ..
  29. Old Age, Life Extension, and Geriatrics
    SHARON KAUFMAN; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  30. Mechanisms of Myocardial Radiofrequency Scar Expansion
    Rupak Mukherjee; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  31. TECHNOLOGY USE AND PROLONGING DYING IN OLDER ADULTS
    SHARON 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. ..
  32. Cardiovascular Development and Disease in the Young
    Michael Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  33. ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: MECHANISMS AND PREVENTION
    Michael Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  34. Integrated Multimodal Catheter Imaging of the Heart
    Dirar 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. ..