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Electrophysiology - Ablation

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.
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. 
July 11, 2019
An important update on the evolving landscape of surgery for atrial fibrillation.
February 2, 2018
An editorial from an influential source discussing the recent robust results of the CASTLE-AF RCT trial. It is likely that interventions for atrial fibrillation will be boosted by these results, in terms of insurance, industry, and clinical guideline support.
August 11, 2017
Patient Care A heart team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in Ontario performs the first hybrid cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation in Canada.
April 29, 2017
A succinct update relevant to all arrhythmia and heart failure surgeons. The concept of atrial cardiomyopathy is particularly stimulating.
February 1, 2017
Joseph Zacharias of the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Blackpool, UK, gives an overview of the use of ablation for atrial fibrillation in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
March 17, 2015
The study investigated management of atrial fibrillation existing at the time of mitral valve surgery, randomizing 260 pts to ablation or observation.  The end point was freedom from afib at both 6 and 12 mos.  Ablation yielded success in 63% compared to 29% of controls, but was associated with a higher risk of pacemaker implant (21% vs 8%).   
June 22, 2014
This lecture documents the lack of conclusive evidence for LA appendage occlusion.  This is one of a series of lectures given on management of the Left Atrial appendage at the SCTS University 2014 so click below to see several others including talks by many eminent speakers including Jim Cox   

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