An Introduction to Arrhythmia
Advances in the understanding of arrhythmias has improved diagnosis and led to the discovery of new therapies. Large-scale studies into the direct oral anticoagulation treatment paradigm continue to improve patient selection, and technological advances such as hand-held ECG devices and implantable loop recorders have been shown to aid in arrhythmia detection.
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FOREWORD – EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ARRHYTHMIA & ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY – VOLUME 9 ISSUE 1 – 2023
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2023;9(1):1
Welcome to the latest issue of the European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, the official journal of the Arrhythmia Alliance. We are honoured to present a series of compelling articles that reflect cutting-edge developments and diverse perspectives in this ever-evolving field. Richard Ang opens the edition with the first in a series of expert interviews […]
High-density Approaches to Ventricular Tachycardia Substrate Ablation
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2023;9(1):22-28
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation presents a challenging and growing area of focus in the realm of complex ablation, with promises of improved patient’s quality of life and clinical outcomes.1,2 Classic approaches to VT ablation centered on arrhythmia induction and entrainment of the circuit in order to identify the components critical to arrhythmia propagation. Identification of mid-diastolic […]
Conduction System Pacing: Have We Finally Found the Holy Grail of Physiological Pacing?
Heart International. 2023;17(2):2-5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2023.17.2.3
For decades, right ventricular pacing (RVP) has been the leading pacing technique and has been proven to be effective in treating patients with symptomatic bradycardia. However, dyssynchrony caused by non-physiological ventricular activation results in pacing-induced cardiomyopathy occurs in approximately 15% of patients with >20% ventricular pacing after 5 years.1 Pacing of the right ventricular septum has […]
Angela Griffiths, HRC 2023: The opportunities the HRC offers specialist nurses
Specialist nurses play a vital role in the management and care of patients with arrhythmias. Each year, the Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) provides an educational forum for all healthcare professionals with an in interest in arrhythmia, but what are the specific benefits of the meeting for the specialist nurse community? Angela Griffiths, is an experienced […]
Honey Thomas, HRC 2023: Advancing arrhythmia care through A-A/HRC initiatives
The Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) runs numerous initiatives aimed at advancing the management and care of patients with arrhythmias. Dr Honey Thomas (Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Northumbria, UK) has been attending the A-A organised, Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC), since she was a trainee and has also worked on numerous A-A supported projects that have, and […]
Cristiana Monteiro, HRC 2023: How the HRC benefits cardiac physiologists
As a cardiac physiologist, what are the benefits of attending the Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC)? Clinical Cardiac Physiologist, Cristiana Monteiro, helps us answer this question by summarising her thoughts on what attendance at the HRC offers her professional community and the positive impact it can have on personal development and daily practice. To learn more […]
Shouvik Haldar, HRC 2023: Why you should attend HRC 2023?
Why should you attend the Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) 2023? To find out, we spoke with the HRC’s Programme Director, Dr Shouvik Haldar. In the interview we learn more about this year’s meeting, and importantly, explore what you could expect to gain from attendance and what makes the HRC standout in the field of arrhythmia […]
An End-to-end Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist-led Pathway for Supraventricular Tachycardia Diagnosis, Assessment and Management
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2023;9(1):2-4
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is an important cause of intrusive palpitation symptoms. This expert interview explores a nurse-led end-to-end pathway for the diagnosis, assessment and management of this condition. It was conducted at the Barts Heart Centre of Barts Health NHS Trust in the UK. Q. What are the current challenges and unmet clinical needs in supraventricular […]
A Review of Novel and Emerging Non-Radiofrequency Ablation Modalities for Ventricular Arrhythmias: Towards an Individualized Substrate-guided Choice of Ablation Technology
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2023;9(1):11-21
Highlights Failure to target and deliver durable radiofrequency lesions to all functionally critical areas has been identified as an important cause of ventricular tachycardia recurrence and is particularly challenging in deep midmyocardial or very extensive substrate where point-by-point radiofrequency ablation becomes impractical. Alternative approaches have been described to: improve radiofrequency energy delivery to the tissue […]