Welcome to the first edition of European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, an open access, peer reviewed journal specialising in the publication of topical reviews, research articles and case reports across the field of arrhythmia and electrophysiology.
In this edition Goronek and Marrad discuss the latest trials in atrial fibrillation and Filipiak and colleagues review OSAFED syndrome, a new clinical entity recently introduced to clinical practice. Also included are a selection of editorials and case reports across the areas of Brugada syndrome, cardiac resynchronisation therapy and electrophysiology.
We hope you enjoy our opening edition, and welcome any feedback you have.
Foreword – European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, 2015;1(1):9
These are exciting times to be involved in cardiac electrophysiology! The field has surged due to tremendous advances in device therapy and catheter ablation of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. With the increasing new knowledge comes the responsibility of every physician to digest the most important facts to offer best practice medicine to their patients. The […]
Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Editor
Dear Colleague It is a privilege and a pleasure to welcome you to the European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. This new journal aims to publish reviews, case reports, research and symposium reports on topics of interest to the cardiology community. Our reviews are written by world-renowned key opinion leaders on a variety of topical […]
Recent Trials of Atrial Fibrillation Therapy
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, which can have adverse consequences related to a reduction in cardiac output and to atrial and atrial appendage thrombus formation.1–4 The arrhythmia is associated with a fivefold risk of stroke and a threefold incidence of congestive heart failure and higher mortality. The long-term outcomes, such as […]
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Atrial Fibrillation and Erectile Dysfunction – The OSAFED Syndrome – Is there More than Meets the Eye?
Obstructive sleep apnoea, atrial fibrillation and erectile dysfunction (OSAFED) syndrome was initially introduced into the literature several years ago by Szymanski et al.1 The OSAFED acronym consists of the first letters of the three clinical entities that are included into the disease, namely obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), atrial fibrillation (AF) and erectile dysfunction (ED). The […]
Updates in Brugada Syndrome
Brugada syndrome (BrS), first described in 1992, is an autosomal dominant, arrhythmogenic disease. There is a male predominance of the syndrome and the prevalence is highest in Asian and Southeast Asian countries, reaching 0.5.1 per 1,000.1 BrS is diagnosed in patients with ST-segment elevation with type 1 morphology .2 mm in .1 lead in the […]
Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy
Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy – An Approach to Difficult Left Ventricular Lead Placement
Of the three leads placed during cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), the left ventricular (LV) lead is the most important and also needs to be placed precisely in the region that is activated last – hence it becomes the most difficult leads to be placed. With the advent of new and improved hardware and simultaneously more […]
Efficacy, Time, Cost and Radiation Exposure of Combined Limited Fluoroscopy with Non-fluoroscopic Three-dimensional Imaging in Paediatric Supraventricular Tachycardia Ablation – Best of Both Worlds
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA), introduced in the 1980s, represents a major advancement in the field of electrophysiology.1,2 With reported acute procedural success rates of up to 95 %, catheter-based ablation has become the standard of care for paediatric supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs).3,4 Traditionally, electrophysiology catheterisation studies including RFA have been guided fluoroscopically. However, exposure to ionising […]
Discordant Pacing Manoeuvers and a Narrow QRS Tachycardia – What is the Tachycardia Mechanism?
Case Presentation This case concerns a 24-year-old female with recurrent episodes of paroxysmal palpitations. Her physical exam, 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), 24-hour Holter monitoring and echocardiogram did not reveal any abnormality. In the last 2 years, she had several admissions to the emergency department where paroxysmal, adenosine responsive, supraventricular tachycardia was documented. Anti-arrhythmic drug therapy (beta-blocker, […]
Journal articles and more to your inbox
Get the latest clinical insights from touchCARDIOSign me up!