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Electrophysiology/arrhythmia

October 9, 2019
The authors present a case of cardiac tamponade resulting from strangulated viscera in the pericardial sac through an iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia after an ablation procedure.
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. 
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 23, 2019
Excellent and brief summary of the debate on functional mitral regurgitation on mechanical support.
August 22, 2019
A robust RCT that denies association of nuclear CT-defined myocardial viability and long-term benefit from surgical coronary revascularisation. It is worth following the discussion this manuscript is certain to generate..
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%). 
August 13, 2019
The translational value for cardiac transplantation of this prospective multi-centre clinical study of vasodilation in amyloidosis remains to be evaluated.
August 5, 2019
In this 5-year review covering multiple centers in Australia and New Zealand, the overall major complication rate related to new implanation of a pacemaker or ICD was 8.2%.  Among hospitals performing implants there was a 3-fold range in the incidence of complications, indicating important variations in care quality.
July 11, 2019
An important update on the evolving landscape of surgery for atrial fibrillation.
May 24, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest Despite being the leading cause of death in the US, heart disease was the most-Googled disease in only one state: Maine.

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