We would like to welcome you to the summer edition of European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, where you will find a range of interesting and timely expert interviews, editorials and case reports. Jose L Merino, Claudio Tondo and Erik Wissner have all provided expert interviews for this edition, on topics including catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation with concomitant cardiac disorders and catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
This edition also includes an interesting editorial from Luca Bontempi on lead extraction, and two case reports on ‘T on P’ phenomenon and short QT syndrome, respectively.
We hoping you enjoy browsing this edition. As always, we welcome new submissions on relevant topics, so if you are interested in submitting an article or case report, please visit our online submission system here.
Many thanks and happy reading!
Letter from the Editorial Board
Letter from the Editorial Board.
Dear Colleagues, A warm welcome to the Summer 2017 edition of European Journal of Electrophysiology & Arrhythmia. We hope you enjoy this selection of expert interviews, editorials and case reports covering topical areas across the arrhythmia landscape. Submissions to our Winter edition are now open and we welcome members of the arrhythmia and electrophysiology communities […]
Optimising Outcomes During the Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) typically arises from structural heart disease and it is often associated with a high risk of sudden cardiac death. Catheter ablation therapy is a valuable treatment modality for recurrent VT and can reduce the incidence of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shocks, which are painful, decrease quality of life and can cause post-traumatic stress […]
Atrial Fibrillation with Concomitant Cardiac Disorders – Current Challenges and Emerging Strategies
Atrial fibrillation is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and its incidence is increasing. It is prevalent in a number of cardiac disorders including channelopathies such as Brugada syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and, most importantly, heart failure. Treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation should therefore take into consideration multiple clinical aspects. In an expert interview, […]
Recent Advances in Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
Catheter ablation of the pulmonary veins has become an important treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF), with a growing body of clinical evidence demonstrating its superiority over antiarrhythmic drug therapy. However, ablation outcomes remain suboptimal, leading to the identification of new anatomical targets for ablation. In addition, technological developments have improved clinical outcomes. In this expert […]
Lead Extraction – Future Treatment for an Old Problem
The use of electronic devices has increased during the past years; approximately 3.25 million pacemakers (PMs) and 180,000 implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) have been implanted worldwide.1 The PM implant rates range from 200 implants per million in the UK, and 420 per million in the US, to 600 per million in Belgium. At the same […]
The Classic ‘T on P’ Phenomenon
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a hereditary disorder characterised by prolongation of the QT interval on electrocardiogram (ECG), syncope and sudden death due to torsade de pointes (Tdp) and/ or ventricular fibrillation.1 To date, 16 genes have been reported as LQTS-causing genes, and most mutations identified in LQTS patients are in the KCNQ1, KCNH2 and […]
Dynamic T-wave Changes with Hump Appearance from a Higher Intercostal Space in a Short QT Syndrome
Short QT syndrome (SQTS) is a cardiac channelopathy characterised by an abnormally short QT interval and an increased risk of atrial and ventricular fibrillation.1 As it often involves young patients with an apparently normal heart, it is imperative for physicians to recognise the clinical features of the SQTS in making a timely correct diagnosis. The […]
Journal articles and more to your inbox
Get the latest clinical insights from touchCARDIOSign me up!