EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ARRHYTHMIA & ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY – VOLUME 8 ISSUE 1 – 2022
Welcome to the latest edition of European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. Cardiac arrhythmias, the most common of which is atrial fibrillation, represent a substantial health and economic burden worldwide. In the last two decades we have observed major breakthroughs in the management of arrhythmias, particularly in the field of cardiac electrophysiology, and some of the latest advances are summarized in this issue.
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Foreword – European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2022
Welcome to the latest edition of European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. Cardiac arrhythmias, the most common of which is atrial fibrillation, represent a substantial health and economic burden worldwide. In the last two decades we have observed major breakthroughs in the management of arrhythmias, particularly in the field of cardiac electrophysiology, and some of the […]
Radiofrequency Lesion Quality Markers: Current State of Knowledge
Radiofrequency (RF) ablation involves delivering medium-to-high-frequency alternating current, which is electrically conducted to cardiac tissue that constitutes a part of the circuit. The unipolar circuitry contains the generator, transmission lines, catheter, cardiac tissue, interposed tissue and dispersive electrode (ground pad/indifferent electrode). Bipolar systems, whereby the RF current flows between two electrodes, either on the same […]
Remote Monitoring of Cardiac Arrhythmias Using Wearable Digital Technology: Paradigm Shift or Pipe Dream?
Several smart, connected and direct-to-consumer wearable devices capable of detecting cardiac arrhythmias have proliferated in the marketplace in the last decade. Increasingly, these devices are being marketed as “medical grade” in addition to “wellness” devices.1 New iterations of smartwatch and smartphone technology incorporate biosensors and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms equipped to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias; examples […]
High-power Short-duration Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: A Clinical Review
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of treated cardiac arrhythmia. The prevalence of the condition increases with age, and it presents with a wide spectrum of symptoms and severity. As the population ages, particularly in developed countries, the burden of AF increases.1 Compared with sinus rhythm, AF is also associated with an increased incidence of […]
Should Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation be a Priority in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction?
Heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) are inexorably linked. They frequently coexist and share common risk factors, including ageing, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnoea and coronary disease.1–4 Over half of patients with HF develop AF at some point,5 and when AF occurs, it is associated with an increase in total mortality of up to 40%.6 In addition, […]
Electrical Cardioversion for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation in the Era of Catheter Ablation: A Real-world Observational Study
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and a major cause of morbidity and mortality; however, an optimal strategy for its management remains somewhat unclear, especially for patients with persistent AF.1 Electrical cardioversion (ECV) is widely used in patients with persistent AF when a rhythm control strategy is pursued. In this real-world, […]
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