N A Mark Estes

Summary

Affiliation: Tufts-New England Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of automated external defibrillators in high schools in greater Boston
    Hannah England
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:1484-6. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Curing atrial fibrillation: Two decades of progress
    N A Mark Estes
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 20:127-31. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Cardiology patient page. Automated external defibrillators in the public domain: am I ready to use one?
    N A Mark Estes
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Circulation 112:e349-51. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Protecting our children from the consequences of chest blows on the playing field: a time for science over marketing
    Mark S Link
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Pediatrics 122:437-9. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Commotio cordis--sudden cardiac death with chest wall impact
    Christopher Madias
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:115-22. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Importance of the autonomic nervous system in an experimental model of commotio cordis
    C William Stout
    The New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Med Sci Monit 13:BR11-5. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Cell membrane stretch and chest blow-induced ventricular fibrillation: commotio cordis
    Christopher Madias
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1304-9. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Precordial thump for cardiac arrest is effective for asystole but not for ventricular fibrillation
    Christopher Madias
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:1495-500. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Failure of commercially available chest wall protectors to prevent sudden cardiac death induced by chest wall blows in an experimental model of commotio cordis
    Jonathan Weinstock
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e656-62. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Interdisciplinary strategies for arrhythmia program development: measuring quality, performance, and outcomes
    N A Mark Estes
    The New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 31:91-9. 2011

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Publications80

  1. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of automated external defibrillators in high schools in greater Boston
    Hannah England
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:1484-6. 2005
    ..Participating schools indicated a high degree of satisfaction with the program...
  2. ncbi request reprint Curing atrial fibrillation: Two decades of progress
    N A Mark Estes
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 20:127-31. 2007
    ..Understanding the mechanisms of AF will lead to better management strategies and improved patient outcomes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cardiology patient page. Automated external defibrillators in the public domain: am I ready to use one?
    N A Mark Estes
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Circulation 112:e349-51. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Protecting our children from the consequences of chest blows on the playing field: a time for science over marketing
    Mark S Link
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Pediatrics 122:437-9. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Commotio cordis--sudden cardiac death with chest wall impact
    Christopher Madias
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:115-22. 2007
    ..The development of more effective chest protectors and more widespread use of automated external defibrillators at youth sporting events are needed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Importance of the autonomic nervous system in an experimental model of commotio cordis
    C William Stout
    The New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Med Sci Monit 13:BR11-5. 2007
    ..In an experimental model of commotio cordis, the importance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system in the initiation of ventricular fibrillation was evaluated...
  7. doi request reprint Cell membrane stretch and chest blow-induced ventricular fibrillation: commotio cordis
    Christopher Madias
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1304-9. 2008
    ..Disruption of cell cytoskeleton that anchors the cell membrane prior to precordial blows offers the opportunity to explore whether cell membrane deformation is critical to commotio cordis...
  8. doi request reprint Precordial thump for cardiac arrest is effective for asystole but not for ventricular fibrillation
    Christopher Madias
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:1495-500. 2009
    ..e., commotio cordis), they paradoxically have been regarded as potential therapy for cardiac arrest. In commotio cordis, impact energy and resultant peak left ventricular (LV) pressure are important variables in VF initiation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Failure of commercially available chest wall protectors to prevent sudden cardiac death induced by chest wall blows in an experimental model of commotio cordis
    Jonathan Weinstock
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e656-62. 2006
    ..In the present experiment, we tested the effectiveness of commercially available chest protectors in preventing ventricular fibrillation (VF) that results from chest wall strikes with baseballs and lacrosse balls...
  10. doi request reprint Interdisciplinary strategies for arrhythmia program development: measuring quality, performance, and outcomes
    N A Mark Estes
    The New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 31:91-9. 2011
    ..Performance measures and quality metrics will assume an influential role in the management of patients with heart rhythm disturbances in the near future...
  11. doi request reprint Time-dependence of appropriate implantable defibrillator therapy in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:784-9. 2008
    ..We assessed the incidence and time-dependence of appropriate ICD therapy in a routine clinical practice primary prevention population with prior myocardial infarction (MI) and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
  12. doi request reprint Screening for sudden death in the athlete
    Abram Mozes
    The New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02493, USA
    Cardiovasc Pathol 19:340-2. 2010
    ..Pre-participation screening programs differ between the United States and Italy. The causes of sudden death in this young, athletic population are reviewed, as are each program's merits and pitfalls...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cryoablation of the pulmonary veins using a novel balloon catheter
    Arthur Garan
    New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 15:79-81. 2006
    ..We evaluated the ability of a novel balloon-based cryogenic catheter system in achieving transmural lesions for PV isolation...
  14. doi request reprint New paradigms in the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest and heart failure treatment
    Mustafa Dohadwala
    Division of Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 13:377-86. 2011
    ..Paradoxically, patients with less severe heart failure are at higher relative risk of sudden cardiac death. Defining which patients are best treated with implantable defibrillators and resynchronization is the purpose of this review...
  15. doi request reprint Preparticipation athletic screening including an electrocardiogram: an unproven strategy for prevention of sudden cardiac death in the athlete
    N A Mark Estes
    Department of Medicine, New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, The Tufts Cardiovascular Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 54:451-4. 2012
    ..Currently, athletes are best protected by a strategy of secondary prevention with improvements in resuscitation and emergency action plans...
  16. doi request reprint Sex differences in outcome after implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation in nonischemic cardiomyopathy
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Am Heart J 156:367-72. 2008
    ..In the Defibrillators in Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Treatment Evaluation (DEFINITE) trial, a reduction in all-cause mortality was seen in men (P = .018) but not for women (P = .76)...
  17. pmc Association of prolonged QRS duration with ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial II (MADIT-II)
    Ritesh Dhar
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Department of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:807-13. 2008
    ..There is conflicting literature on the relationship between prolonged QRS duration (QRSd) and arrhythmic events, including sudden cardiac death (SCD), in heart failure patients with or without implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)...
  18. doi request reprint Athletes and arrhythmias
    Mark S Link
    Division of Medicine, Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:1184-9. 2010
    ..Treatment strategies for athletes are focused for the return to athletics. Guidelines for treatment will be derived from the 36th Bethesda Guidelines for athletes, and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for athletes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Mechanically induced ventricular fibrillation (commotio cordis)
    Mark S Link
    Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
    Heart Rhythm 4:529-32. 2007
  20. doi request reprint Prediction and prevention of sudden death in young populations: the role of ECG screening
    Kevin R Dougherty
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, The Tufts Cardiovascular Center, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 750 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 36:167-75. 2013
    ..From a health policy perspective, additional data are needed from robust registries and carefully designed trials before advancing ECG screening in youth...
  21. doi request reprint Incidence and significance of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead masses discovered during transesophageal echocardiography
    Brian C Downey
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:679-83. 2011
    ..The finding of a lead-associated mass on transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) raises concern for endocarditis. However, the incidence and clinical importance of lead masses is not currently known...
  22. ncbi request reprint How to manage athletes with syncope
    Mark S Link
    The New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Cardiol Clin 25:457-66, vii. 2007
    ..This article addresses the topic of syncope and possible solutions for those athletes in whom it is diagnosed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Echocardiographic evidence of left atrial abnormality in young patients with lone paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Robert S Phang
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:511-3. 2004
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Equivalent arrhythmic risk in patients recently diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy compared with patients diagnosed for 9 months or more
    Kevin J Makati
    Tufts University School of Medicine New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:397-403. 2006
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Atrioventricular nodal reverse facilitation in connexin40-deficient mice
    Wei Zhu
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:1231-7. 2005
    ..Facilitation is an important physiologic property of the atrioventricular (AV) node. Previous studies demonstrated abnormal AV conduction in connexin (Cx)40-deficient mice...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular toxicities of performance-enhancing substances in sports
    Ritesh Dhar
    Department of Clinical Care Research, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts University New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 80:1307-15. 2005
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Sudden cardiac death in young athletes and nonathletes
    Brian J Cross
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 17:328-34. 2011
    ..This article will review the incidence and most common causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in healthy young adults, including competitive athletes, as well as members of the general population...
  28. doi request reprint Risk of arrhythmic and nonarrhythmic death in patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease
    Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Am Heart J 161:204-209.e1. 2011
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Agreement between ICU clinicians and electrophysiology cardiologists on the decision to initiate a QTc-interval prolonging medication in critically ill patients with potential risk factors for torsade de pointes: a comparative, case-based evaluation
    Justin M Fongemie
    Department of Pharmacy, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pharmacotherapy 33:589-97. 2013
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint High risk of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy presenting with syncope
    Robert S Phang
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:416-20. 2006
    ..In conclusion, patients with NIDC presenting with syncope are a high-risk group, with event rates similar to patients with NIDC presenting with sustained arrhythmias, and should be considered for ICD therapy...
  31. ncbi request reprint Variant angina associated with bitter orange in a dietary supplement
    Christopher A Gange
    Division of Cardiology, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 81:545-8. 2006
    ..To our knowledge, this report describes the first case of variant angina associated with bitter orange in a dietary supplement...
  32. ncbi request reprint Role of streptomycin-sensitive stretch-activated channel in chest wall impact induced sudden death (commotio cordis)
    Arthur R Garan
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:433-8. 2005
    ..In this study, a nonselective stretch-activated cation channel was pharmacologically blocked prior to chest blows to determine whether this channel represents a possible pathway by which commotio cordis events occur...
  33. pmc The Relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation: A Complex Interplay
    Jacqueline M Latina
    Department of Medicine, New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, The Tufts Cardiovascular Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, 750 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Pulm Med 2013:621736. 2013
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Prevention of sudden cardiac death in patients with chronic kidney disease: risk and benefits of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator
    Jana M Hoffmeister
    The New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, The Cardiovascular Center, Department of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, 750 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 35:227-34. 2012
    ..The intent is to assist the clinician who is considering the risks and benefits of ICD implantation in patients who have significant competing comorbidities and have not been specifically studied in randomized controlled trials...
  35. ncbi request reprint Enalapril treatment and hospitalization with atrial tachyarrhythmias in patients with left ventricular dysfunction
    Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiolgy, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am Heart J 147:1061-5. 2004
    ..We sought to determine whether enalapril treatment reduced hospitalizations with atrial tachyarrhythmias in patients with LV dysfunction...
  36. ncbi request reprint Sudden cardiac death in athletes
    Olaf Hedrich
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiology, 750 Washington Street, Box 197, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 8:316-22. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Prediction and prevention of sudden cardiac arrest: lessons learned in schools
    N A Mark Estes
    Circulation 116:1341-3. 2007
  38. ncbi request reprint High incidence of pacemaker syndrome in patients with sinus node dysfunction treated with ventricular-based pacing in the Mode Selection Trial (MOST)
    Mark S Link
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:2066-71. 2004
    ..We evaluated the incidence, predictors, and treatment of pacemaker syndrome in patients with sinus node dysfunction treated with ventricular-based (VVIR) pacing in the Mode Selection Trial (MOST)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Frequent ICD shocks due to double sensing in patients with bi-ventricular implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington Street, Box 197, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 9:377-81. 2003
    ..Appropriate programming of the ICD can prevent episodes of inappropriate shocks...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic defibrillator implantation in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Alan Kadish
    Clinical Cardiology Trials Office, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:2151-8. 2004
    ..However, the value of prophylactic implantation of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) to prevent sudden death in such patients is unknown...
  41. doi request reprint ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities: executive summary
    Andrew E Epstein
    Heart Rhythm 5:934-55. 2008
  42. ncbi request reprint Predictors and clinical impact of atrial fibrillation after pacemaker implantation in elderly patients treated with dual chamber versus ventricular pacing
    Bruce S Stambler
    University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland VA Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:2000-7. 2003
    ..However, development of AF after pacemaker implantation in this population was not associated with a significant impact on quality-of-life, functional status, or other clinical endpoints during 18 months of follow-up...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of sensing abnormalities in dual chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Mohammad Saeed
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0553, USA
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 8:219-26. 2003
    ..The clinical efficacy of ICD therapy depends on accurate sensing of intracardiac signals and sensing algorithms. We investigated the occurrence of sensing abnormalities in patients with dual chamber ICDs...
  44. ncbi request reprint Herbal medicine: beneficial effects, side effects, and promising new research in the treatment of arrhythmias
    C William Stout
    NEMC Box 197, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 5:395-401. 2003
    ..Finally, research that has been done in this field, focusing on those compounds that have been shown to be biologically active in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, are reviewed...
  45. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate shock and pacing?
    Amin Al-Ahmad
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:220-2. 2003
  46. ncbi request reprint Primary prevention of sudden death as a novel treatment strategy in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Barry J Maron
    The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, 920 E 28th St, Suite 60, Minneapolis, Minn 55407, USA
    Circulation 107:2872-5. 2003
  47. ncbi request reprint Automated external defibrillator arrhythmia detection in a model of cardiac arrest due to commotio cordis
    Mark S Link
    Tufts University School of Medicine and New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:83-7. 2003
    ..In a swine model of commotio cordis designed to be most relevant to young children, we assessed the efficacy of a commercially available AED for recognition and termination of ventricular fibrillation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Upper and lower limits of vulnerability to sudden arrhythmic death with chest-wall impact (commotio cordis)
    Mark S Link
    Center for the Cardiovascular Evaluation of Athletes and the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:99-104. 2003
    ..In an animal model of commotio cordis, sudden death with chest-wall impact, we sought to systematically evaluate the importance of impact velocity in the generation of ventricular fibrillation (VF) with baseball chest-wall impact...
  49. ncbi request reprint Inducible ventricular flutter and fibrillation predict for arrhythmia occurrence in coronary artery disease patients presenting with syncope of unknown origin
    Mark S Link
    The New England Cardiac Arrhythmiqa Service, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:1103-8. 2002
    ..However, there are limited data on the prognosis of these patients in long-term follow-up...
  50. ncbi request reprint Reduced risk of sudden death from chest wall blows (commotio cordis) with safety baseballs
    Mark S Link
    Center for the Cardiovascular Evaluation of Athletes, The Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Pediatrics 109:873-7. 2002
    ..In an experimental model of sudden death from baseball chest wall impact (commotio cordis), we sought to determine if sudden death by baseball impact could be reduced with safety baseballs...
  51. ncbi request reprint Clinical profile and spectrum of commotio cordis
    Barry J Maron
    Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, 920 E 28th St, Suite 60, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
    JAMA 287:1142-6. 2002
    ..Although blunt, nonpenetrating chest blows causing sudden cardiac death (commotio cordis) are often associated with competitive sports, dangers implicit in such blows can extend into many other life activities...
  52. ncbi request reprint Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and prevention of sudden cardiac death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Barry J Maron
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407, USA
    JAMA 298:405-12. 2007
    ..However, the effectiveness and appropriate selection of patients for this therapy is incompletely resolved...
  53. ncbi request reprint Advances in implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Craig Swygman
    New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 17:24-8. 2002
    ..Future advances in devices will likely lead to improved arrhythmia classification, more advanced automated features, and additional features including more sophisticated sensors and biventricular pacing systems...
  54. ncbi request reprint Preserved heart rate variability identifies low-risk patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy: results from the DEFINITE trial
    Eric J Rashba
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 22 South Greene Street, Room N3W77, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:281-6. 2006
    ..The recent expansion of indications for prophylactic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement in subjects with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy has raised concerns about the cost-effectiveness of this therapy...
  55. ncbi request reprint Historical observation on commotio cordis
    Barry J Maron
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:605-6. 2006
  56. ncbi request reprint Task Force 9: drugs and performance-enhancing substances
    N A Mark Estes
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1368-9. 2005
  57. ncbi request reprint One conversion of ventricular fibrillation is adequate for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implant: an analysis from the Low Energy Safety Study (LESS)
    Steven Higgins
    Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California 92037, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:117-22. 2005
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Extraction of buried P waves from printed electrocardiograms
    Bryant Lin
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, USA
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 10:142-5. 2005
    ..Because ECGs are often available on paper and not digitally, we developed a method of subtracting the T-wave from the buried P-wave complex on paper ECGs...
  59. ncbi request reprint Task Force 7: arrhythmias
    Douglas P Zipes
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1354-63. 2005
  60. ncbi request reprint Addendum to "Personal and public safety issues related to arrhythmias that may affect consciousness: implications for regulation and physician recommendations: a medical/scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the North American
    Andrew E Epstein
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Circulation 115:1170-6. 2007
    ..3) Patients with ICDs for primary prevention must be instructed that impairment of consciousness is a possible future event. (4) These recommendations do not apply to the licensing of commercial drivers...
  61. ncbi request reprint Death in a young athlete due to commotio cordis despite prompt external defibrillation
    Barry J Maron
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:991-3. 2005
  62. ncbi request reprint Addendum to "Personal and Public Safety Issues Related to Arrhythmias That May Affect Consciousness: Implications for Regulation and Physician Recommendations. A medical/scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the North American
    Andrew E Epstein
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:386-93. 2007
    ..3) Patients with ICDs for primary prevention must be instructed that impairment of consciousness is a possible future event. (4) These recommendations do not apply to the licensing of commercial drivers...
  63. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of chest barriers for protection against sudden death due to commotio cordis
    Joseph J Doerer
    The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:857-9. 2007
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Task Force 10: automated external defibrillators
    Robert J Myerburg
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1369-71. 2005
  65. ncbi request reprint Primary prevention of sudden cardiac death: a rational approach to the use of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator
    N A Mark Estes
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 13:91-3. 2005
  66. ncbi request reprint Use of antiarrhythmics and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in congestive heart failure
    N A Mark Estes
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:45D-52D. 2003
    ..However, these drugs have the potential to adversely affect defibrillator function, and knowledge of these effects is important when using this strategy...
  67. ncbi request reprint The automated external defibrillator: clinical benefits and legal liability
    Hannah England
    New England Medical Center, Boston, Mass
    JAMA 295:687-90. 2006
  68. ncbi request reprint Ventricular pacing or dual-chamber pacing for sinus-node dysfunction
    Gervasio A Lamas
    Division of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami Beach, Fla, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:1854-62. 2002
    ..However, it is unknown which type of pacing results in the better outcome...
  69. ncbi request reprint A narrow and two wide QRS complex tachycardias: what are the mechanisms?
    John P Marenco
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:850-3. 2002
  70. ncbi request reprint Preventing sudden cardiac death: can we afford the benefit?
    Stephen G Pauker
    Ann Intern Med 142:664-6. 2005
  71. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for physical activity and recreational sports participation for young patients with genetic cardiovascular diseases
    Barry J Maron
    Circulation 109:2807-16. 2004
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Ablation after ICD implantation--bridging the gap between promise and practice
    N A Mark Estes
    N Engl J Med 357:2717-9. 2007
  73. ncbi request reprint Syncope in the patient with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Sushil K Singh
    New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:97-100. 2004
  74. doi request reprint 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
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:e1-62. 2008
  75. doi request reprint ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 Guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities
    Andrew E Epstein
    Heart Rhythm 5:e1-62. 2008
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