An Introduction to Electrophysiology
Electrophysiologists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias. Advances in diagnostic techniques, such as implantable loop recorders, which have advanced to smaller and more reliable devices, and more recently the introduction of injectable loop recorders, have improved patient satisfaction and outcomes. Treatments such as ablation therapy are constantly evolving and research into the timing and treatment sequencing is ongoing.
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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):Online ahead of journal publication
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 […]
Andrew Krahn: Heart Rhythm 2023 & HRX 2023 – The latest Innovations in arrhythmia care and technology
Dr Andrew Krahn, President, Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), discusses the upcoming Heart Rhythm 2023 meeting (May 19-21, 2023, New Orleans, LA, USA), and the HRX 2023 conference (September 21-23, 2023, in Seattle, WA, USA) hosted by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the care of patients with heart rhythm disorders […]
Andrew Krahn: Heart Rhythm Society Update
Dr Andrew Krahn, President, Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), presents the HRS aims and goals for the coming year, and their dedication to improving the care of patients with heart rhythm disorders through innovation, education, research, and advocacy. Dr Krahn also highlights the member benefits of joining HRS, which include access to the latest research and […]
Ben Freedman: What are the key strengths of the Arrhythmia Alliance?
Prof Ben Freedman (The Heart Research Institute, Newtown, Australia) shares the key strengths of the Arrhythmia Alliance, why the society is so unique and why he is proud to be a supporter. He particularly praises their patient advocacy and endeavours to bring the patient voice to the forefront of medical research and international conferences. Disclosures: […]
Sanjiv Narayan, EHRA 2021 – AI and ML Models in Arrhythmias and Cardiac Electrophysiology
It was a pleasure to talk to Dr Sanjiv Narayan (Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA) around the implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning models in the field of arrhythmias and cardiac electrophysiology. Questions What are the major challenges in implementing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) models in the field of arrhythmias and […]
Sanjiv Narayan, EHRA 2021 – Applications of Computer Modelling and Machine Learning
We were delighted to talk to Dr Sanjiv Narayan (Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA) around the applications of computer modelling and machine learning in the field of arrhythmias and cardiac electrophysiology. Questions What are artificial intelligence or machine learning and how could they be used in cardiology? (0:25) Could you give us some examples of […]
45/Proof of concept: Performing both His Bundle and left bundle branch area pacing in the same patient
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2023;9(Suppl. 1):abstr45
Background: Conduction system pacing has the potential to offer improved outcomes compared with other forms of pacing. His bundle pacing (HBP) can be technically more difficult to achieve and pacing thresholds can be unreliable compared with left bundle branch area pacing (LBBAP). There are no reports describing the feasibility of performing both procedures in the […]
44/Feasibility and safety of left bundle branch area pacing in a district general hospital
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2023;9(Suppl. 1):abstr44
Background: Conduction system pacing is a novel pacing technique that aims to maintain physiological activation of the ventricles. It can be achieved by pacing the His-bundle or the left bundle branch area. Left bundle branch area pacing (LBBAP) has many advantages over His-bundle pacing including being technically easier and having more stable and lower thresholds. […]
HRS 2020 Highlights: Does Consultation with an Electrophysiologist Impact Disparities in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Use by Sex and Race?
Clinical trial results show stark disparities in use of life-saving implantable cardiverter defibrillator (ICD) interventions based on sex and race, suggesting potential bias in care pathways to electrophysiologists (EP). Dr Anne B Curtis discusses her recent study presented at HRS 2020 in an expert interview. Q. What were the aims and design of your recent […]
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