CVIA Journal

Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications

Category: Reviews

Current Management of Ventricular Tachycardia: Approaches and Timing

Current Management of Ventricular Tachycardia: Approaches and Timing Authors: John, Roy M.; Stevenson, William Ventricular tachycardia (VT) in the presence of structural heart disease is associated with sudden cardiac death and warrants prompt attention. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) while highly effective in terminating sustained ventricular arrhythmias and reducing mortality, have no effect on the arrhythmia substrate […]

Principles of Arrhythmia Management During Pregnancy

Principles of Arrhythmia Management During Pregnancy Authors: Burkart, Thomas Adam; Miles, William M.; Conti, Jamie Beth This paper reviews current recommendations on the appropriate evaluation and management of cardiac arrhythmias in the pregnant patient. Most arrhythmias during pregnancy are benign and require no intervention. When required, the decision to treat should be based on symptom […]

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Current Strategies and Recommendations

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Current Strategies and Recommendations Authors: Naccarelli, Gerald V.; Caputo, Gregory; Abendroth, Thomas; Faber, Samuel; Sendra-Ferrer, Mauricio; Wolbrette, Deborah; Samii, Soraya; Hussain, Sarah; Gonzalez, Mario Stroke is the most common complication of atrial fibrillation (AF). Guidelines recommend anticoagulant treatment in patients with CHA2DS2VASc scores of >2. Registry data suggests that almost half of patients who should be on therapeutic […]

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Indications, New Advances, and Complications

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Indications, New Advances, and Complications  Author: Ma, Chang-Sheng Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia affecting millions of people worldwide with increasing incidence and prevalence. Radiofrequency catheter ablation has evolved as the treatment of choice for both paroxysmal and persistent AF. Several studies have been reported on catheter ablation as […]

Changing the Way We “See” Scar: How Multimodality Imaging Fits in the Electrophysiology Laboratory

Changing the Way We “See” Scar: How Multimodality Imaging Fits in the Electrophysiology Laboratory Author: Wokhlu, Anita Substrate characterization is the mainstay of ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT). Although the use of electroanatomic voltage mapping (EAVM) in the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory has enabled real-time approximation of myocardial scar, it has limitations. This is related to the […]

Syncope and Early Repolarization: A Benign or Dangerous ECG Finding?

Syncope and Early Repolarization: A Benign or Dangerous ECG Finding? Authors: McKillop, Matthew; Miles, William M. Early repolarization is a well-described, common electrocardiographic variant. It was initially felt to be benign, but in the last twenty years a suggested a link between specific types of early repolarization and sudden cardiac death has emerged. This association was […]

Inherited Wolff‐Parkinson‐White Syndrome

Inherited Wolff‐Parkinson‐White Syndrome Authors: Liu, Yang; Xue, Yumei; Wu, Shulin; Hu, Dan Wolff‐Parkinson‐White (WPW) syndrome is a congenital disorder of cardiac conduction system characterized by electrocardiographic preexcitation and episodes of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. It is caused by a cardiac developmental defect in the electrical insulation between the atria and the ventricles due to the presence of an accessory […]

Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

The Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator: A Practical Review and Real-World Use and Application Authors: Panna, Mark E.; Miles, William M. The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a novel technology using a subcutaneous (extrathoracic) system for treatment of potential lethal ventricular arrhythmias. It avoids many of the risks of transvenous ICD implantation. It may be considered in […]

Athletes and Arrhythmias

Athletes and Arrhythmias Authors: Jansen, Michael J.; Burke, Floyd W. Sudden cardiac death related to athletic competition is a rare but tragic event. The victims are typically young with no previous cardiovascular symptoms or limitations. The majority of sudden cardiac death events in athletes are due to ventricular arrhythmias as a result of underlying molecular and/or […]

Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Failing Heart

Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Failing Heart: Which Device to Choose Authors: Ahmed, Mustafa; Alvarez, Rene Critical cardiogenic shock remains a problem with staggering mortality, with the best hope of survival depending on timely and aggressive intervention. This often requires the use of extracorporeal mechanical support in addition to vasoactive medications to manage patients through their […]

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