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combined left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) and cryo-energy pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) procedure has been proven safe and effective in managing stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), although most data refer to procedures performed using radiofrequency (RF) as main energy source.
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The role of cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) is controversial, since long-term success can be poor. We performed left atrial voltage map...
Atrial fibrillation (AF) triggers within the coronary sinus (CS)/great cardiac vein (GCV) and the left atrial appendage (LAA) have been recognized as non-pulmonary veins (PV) triggers of AF.
Effect of cryoballoon and radiofrequency ablation for pulmonary vein isolation on left atrial function in patients with non-valvular paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a prospective randomized study (Cryo-LAEF study).
Isolation of the pulmonary veins (PVI) has become mainstay in atrial fibrillation (AFib) therapy. Lesions in left atrial tissue lead to scar formation and this may affect left atrial function.
A 56-year-old man without any structural heart disease underwent a second ablation procedure for a recurrent atrial tachycardia (AT). He had undergone cryoballoon pulmonary vein isolation, left atrial...
The right atrial appendage (RAA) is a rare site of focal atrial tachycardia (AT). Sometimes, catheter ablation cannot successfully be accomplished at this location due to the difficulty in reaching th...
Consecutive patients with paroxysmal AFib scheduled to undergo pulmonary vein isolation either with radiofrequency (RF) or cryoballoon will be included. Left atrial appendage emptying flow...
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using cryoballoon ablation is a well-established procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the use of cryoballoon ablation in recent ...
Cryoballoon Pulmonary Vein Isolation vs. Radiofrequency Pulmonary Vein Isolation With Additional Right Atrial Linear Ablation for Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: Prospective Randomized Trial (CRAVA Trial)
Cryoballoon ablation is proven to be effective in pulmonary vein isolation in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation. We previously reported that the rhythm outcome of...
Cryoballoon ablation is proven to be effective in pulmonary vein isolation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. However, it is not certain that cryoablation is effective and sa...
Cryoballoon Pulmonary Vein Isolation vs. Radiofrequency Pulmonary Vein Isolation With Additional Right Atrial Linear Ablation for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: Prospective Randomized Trial (CRAPAF Trial)
Cryoballoon ablation is proven to be effective in pulmonary vein isolation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, and it can reduce the procedure time compared to conventional ra...
Placement of a balloon-tipped catheter into the pulmonary artery through the antecubital, subclavian, and sometimes the femoral vein. It is used to measure pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary artery wedge pressure which reflects left atrial pressure and left ventricular end-diastolic pressure. The catheter is threaded into the right atrium, the balloon is inflated and the catheter follows the blood flow through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle and out into the pulmonary artery.
A malformation of the heart in which the embryonic common PULMONARY VEIN was not incorporated into the LEFT ATRIUM leaving behind a perforated fibromuscular membrane bisecting the left atrium, a three-atrium heart. The opening between the two left atrium sections determines the degree of obstruction to pulmonary venous return, pulmonary venous and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Ear-shaped appendage of either atrium of the heart. (Dorland, 28th ed)
The pressure within the CARDIAC ATRIUM. It can be measured directly by using a pressure catheter (see HEART CATHETERIZATION). It can be also estimated using various imaging techniques or other pressure readings such as PULMONARY CAPILLARY WEDGE PRESSURE (an estimate of left atrial pressure) and CENTRAL VENOUS PRESSURE (an estimate of right atrial pressure).
An anomalous pulmonary venous return in which the right PULMONARY VEIN is not connected to the LEFT ATRIUM but to the INFERIOR VENA CAVA. Scimitar syndrome is named for the crescent- or Turkish sword-like shadow in the chest radiography and is often associated with hypoplasia of the right lung and right pulmonary artery, and dextroposition of the heart.
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Stroke - Cerebrovascular Disease (CVA)
A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is ...