A Canadian multi-centre RCT of immediate baloon-cryoablation of the pulmonary veins: the intervention was compared to the relevant standard of pharmacological care. The target population was treatment-naive sufferers of de novo paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
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December 4, 2020
A brief and readable editorial on the United Kingdom prespective on the global impact of the pandemic to the delivery of cardiovascular care, attempting a semi-quantitative economic appraisal of the problem.
November 24, 2020
This is a comprehensive review of current strategies for monitoring and protection of the brain during aortic arch surgery under hypothermic circulatory arrest.
May 7, 2020
Access to pacemakers and defibrillators is problematic in places with limited resources. A multinational program was initiated in 1983 to provide tested and resterilized pacemakers and defibrillators to underserved nations; a prospective registry was established in 2003.
April 9, 2020
Another refreshing change of pace with an interesting pre-translational contibution to the genetics of atrial dysrhythmias.
December 9, 2019
Given the escalating importance of atrial fibrillation for surgeons, this genomics article may be of considerable interest in future.
November 14, 2019
Interesting succinct note on a major issue, noting a possible association between cardiopulmonary bypass and this common complication.
September 22, 2019
Investigators reported, in abstract form, promising results of a single dose of radiotherapy, delivered with electorphysiologic guidance, for managing ventricular tachycardia. Seventy-eight percent of patients had a clinically important reduction in ventricular tachycardia episodes.
Minimizing Permanent Pacemaker Following Repositionable Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
August 29, 2019
Using an approach that minimizes valve depth relative to the membranous septum, the authors reduced the need for permanent pacemaker placement to a reliable and predictable 3% compared to the accepted standard of 10%.
August 19, 2019
A standardized perioperative management protocol for pts taking direct oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation entailed no bridging with other anticoagulants. It resulted in low and acceptable rates of major bleeding (<2%) and stroke (<1%).