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The purpose of this study were to investigate the electrophysiological characteristics of excitable cells in canine pulmonary veins obtained from healthy and chronic rapid atrial pacing dogs and ...

Cardiovascular Research, Original Article, Yi-Jen Chen, Shih-Ann Chen, Mau-Song Chang, Cheng-I Lin

Date : 01/11/2000 Item size : 257255 bytes

Extensive study of cells within this tissue has helped create a new model for atrial fibrillation. KeywordsPulmonary veinsAtrial fibrillationAtrial remodelingAtrial fibrosis 1 Introduction Atrial ...

Cardiovascular Research, Review, R. Khan

Date : 01/12/2004 Item size : 346450 bytes

KeywordsArrhythmia (mechanisms)Conduction (block)Impulse formationMappingSupraventricular arrhythmiaTime for primary review 23 days. 1 Introduction There has been a long recognized clinical ...

Cardiovascular Research, Review, Albert L. Waldo

Date : 01/05/2002 Item size : 409684 bytes

A preformed loop shaped multi-electrode catheter positioned orthogonal to the venous long axis, at the relevant ostium or within the vein, provides a slice of circumferential activation [3], while ...

Cardiovascular Research, Editorial, Brenda R Kwak, Dipen C Shah, François Mach

Date : 01/09/2002 Item size : 222446 bytes

For patients and physicians it remains frequently disabling, responsible for extra cost, morbidity and probably mortality, and often very frustrating [28]. The number of centers involved in a ...

Cardiovascular Research, Review, Pierre Jaïs, Rukshen Weerasooriya, Dipen C. Shah, Mélèze Hocini, Laurent Macle, Kee-Joon Choi, Christophe Scavee, Michel Haïssaguerre, Jacques Clémenty

Date : 01/05/2002

[...]we tested the hypothesis that a rare stimulation pattern might alter the myocardial substrate, making it more susceptible to the initiation of arrhythmias. Methods: In isolated right and left ...

Cardiovascular Research, Original Article, Eugene A. Sosunov, Evgeny P. Anyukhovsky, David Hefer, Tove S. Rosen, Peter Danilo, Michiel J. Janse, Michael R. Rosen

Date : 01/08/2005

Abstract Objective: The purpose of this article is to review the importance of thoracic veins in the maintenance of sustained (non-paroxysmal) atrial fibrillation (AF). The importance of thoracic ...

Cardiovascular Research, Review, Peng-Sheng Chen, Tsu-Juey Wu, Chun Hwang, Shengmei Zhou, Yuji Okuyama, Akira Hamabe, Yasushi Miyauchi, Che-Ming Chang, Lan S. Chen, Michael C. Fishbein, Hrayr S. ...

Date : 01/05/2002

Later studies showed that muscle fibers in the PVs were indeed excitable, that they resembled atrial muscle in their action potential characteristics and that electrical activity could spread into ...

Cardiovascular Research, Review, Jacques M.T. de Bakker, Siew Y. Ho, Mélèze Hocini

Date : 01/05/2002

Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common sustained arrhythmia, is associated with substantial cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, with stroke being the most critical complication.1 Present drugs ...

Cardiovascular Research, EDITORIAL: FOCUS ON THE MOLECULAR BASIS OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, Dobromir Dobrev, Stanley Nattel

Date : 01/03/2011

Abstract Aims The parasympathetic nervous system is thought to play a key role in atrial fibrillation (AF). Since parasympathetic signalling is primarily mediated by the heterotrimeric G-protein, ...

Cardiovascular Research, Original Article, Gary L. Aistrup, Roger Villuendas, Jason Ng, Annette Gilchrist, Thomas W. Lynch, David Gordon, Ivan Cokic, Steven Mottl, Rui Zhou, David A. Dean, J. Andrew ...

Date : 01/08/2009