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  1. We aimed to evaluate the influence of technological advances on ablation outcomes in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) (PeAF). Radiofrequency ablation for patients with AF has advanced, includi...

    Authors: Won Kyeong Jeon, So-Ryoung Lee, Eue-Keun Choi and Seil Oh
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2022 23:13
  2. The efficacy and safety of high-power, short-duration (HPSD) radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) have been demonstrated in several studies. We aimed to evaluate and compare the effect...

    Authors: Ungjeong Do, Minsoo Kim, Min Soo Cho, Gi-Byoung Nam, Kee-Joon Choi and Jun Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2022 23:12
  3. Conventional modality requires several days observation by Holter monitor to differentiate atrial fibrillation (AF) between Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) and Non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (Non-PAF)...

    Authors: Sungsoo Kim, Sohee Kwon, Mia K. Markey, Alan C. Bovik, Sung-Hwi Hong, JunYong Kim, Hye Jin Hwang, Boyoung Joung, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyeong Lee and Junbeom Park
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2022 23:11
  4. Ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) are significant adverse events that affect the morbidity and mortality of both the general population and patients with predisposing cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Cheuk To Chung, George Bazoukis, Sharen Lee, Ying Liu, Tong Liu, Konstantinos P. Letsas, Antonis A. Armoundas and Gary Tse
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2022 23:10
  5. Optogenetics is an emerging biological approach with the unique capability of specific targeting due to the precise light control with high spatial and temporal resolution. It uses selected light wavelengths t...

    Authors: Yen-Ling Sung, Ting-Wei Wang, Ting-Tse Lin and Shien-Fong Lin
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2022 23:9
  6. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has not been well studied in Asian countries. This study investigated the temporal trends in the incidence and outcomes of SCA and the impact of age, gender, economic state, and urb...

    Authors: Pil-Sung Yang, Daehoon Kim, Jung-Hoon Sung and Boyoung Joung
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2022 23:8
  7. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common and increasing cardiac arrhythmia. AF increases thromboembolic events and hospitalizations and deteriorates quality of life. The mechanism of AF is not completely un...

    Authors: Young Keun On and Dong-Seop Jeong
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2022 23:5
  8. Direct current cardioversion is a well-established and safe procedure to restore normal sinus rhythm for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. Takotsubo syndrome has been rarely described with cardioversion. We ...

    Authors: Tayyab Ali Waheed, Usama Nasir, Ansar Aziz, Haseeb Chaudhary and Anthony Donato
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2022 23:4
  9. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are preferred over vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) as oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). This study aime...

    Authors: Susin Park and Nam Kyung Je
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2022 23:1
  10. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an effective treatment option for patients with heart failure (HF) and left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony. However, the problem of some patients not responding to CRT...

    Authors: Minki Hwang, Jae-Sun Uhm, Min Cheol Park, Eun Bo Shim, Chan Joo Lee, Jaewon Oh, Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Boyoung Joung, Hui-Nam Pak, Seok-Min Kang and Moon-Hyoung Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2022 23:2
  11. With the aging society, the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) continues to increase. Nevertheless, there are still limitations in antiarrhythmic drugs (AAD) or catheter interventions for AF. If it is poss...

    Authors: Oh-Seok Kwon, Inseok Hwang and Hui-Nam Pak
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:21
  12. To compare the predictive accuracy of five different algorithms as verified by successful ablation site using 3D electroanatomical non-contact mapping in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic but high ven...

    Authors: Raluca Sirbu Prisecaru, Cristina Leatu, Leila Riahi and Victor Costache
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:22
  13. Minimally invasive and safe central venous access is imperative for lead insertion of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). The purpose of this trial was to explore and compare the usability of the c...

    Authors: Jane Taleski, Svetlana Stankovik, Dejan Risteski, Filip Janusevski, Bekim Pocesta, Zan Zimbakov and Lidija Poposka
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:19
  14. The adipokines, secreted from adipose tissue or body fats, are also called adipocytokines which are cytokines, cell signaling proteins or cell–cell communication. However, AF is a common cardiac arrhythmia in ...

    Authors: Saira Rafaqat, Sana Rafaqat and Simon Rafaqat
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:18
  15. This study aims to investigate the current status of AF (atrial fibrillation) catheter ablation in Korea.

    Authors: Euijae Lee, Hyoung-Seob Park, Seongwook Han, Gi-Byung Nam, Jong-Il Choi, Hui-Nam Pak, Il-Young Oh, Dong-Gu Shin, Young Keun On, Sang Weon Park, Young-Hoon Kim and Seil Oh
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:20
  16. The major cause of recurrence after pulmonary vein (PV) isolation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is PV reconnection, and thicker wall could be associated with reconnection.

    Authors: Seil Oh, Yoon Ha Joo, Euijae Lee, So-Ryoung Lee, Myung-Jin Cha, Eue-Keun Choi, Jung Chan Lee and Whal Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:16
  17. The Advisor™ HD Grid Mapping Catheter (Abbott Technologies, Minneapolis, MN) has been recently introduced. Although the clinical use of HD Grid mapping catheter is well described in adults with no congenital h...

    Authors: Mohammad Paymard and Santabhanu Chakrabarti
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:14
  18. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a severe hereditary channelopathy characterized by the presence of ventricular arrhythmias triggered by adrenergic stimuli, usually diagnosed in ...

    Authors: Laura García-Cano, Thomas André Brouzet, Amaya García-Fernández, José Luis Ibáñez-Criado, Marta Monteagudo-Viana, Alicia Ibáñez-Criado and Juan Gabriel Martínez-Martínez
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:13
  19. We report a case of left atrial hematoma after ablation of left lateral concealed accessory pathway. A 46-year-old male patient experienced chest pain after radiofrequency ablation. Transthoracic echocardiogra...

    Authors: Salim Yaşar, Yalçın Gökoğlan, Suat Görmel, Serkan Asil and Hasan Kutsi Kabul
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:12
  20. Misconceptions regarding activities after pacemaker implantation can result in restrictions in daily life. This study aims at measuring the correction of misconceptions following an educational intervention ut...

    Authors: Ghulam Kubra, Fariha Hasan, Faisal Qadir, Shazia Rasheed and Azam Shafquat
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:10
  21. The purpose of this study is to evaluate cardiac functions using transthoracic echocardiography, change in lead parameters and electrocardiogram (ECG) morphology in patients undergoing permanent pacemaker impl...

    Authors: Harshit Gupta, Hakim Irfan Showkat, Naved Aslam, Rohit Tandon, G. S. Wander, Shweta Gupta, Sadaf Anwar and Mohd Maqbool Sohil
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:11
  22. In many low- to middle-income countries in Asia, patients with NVAF usually received warfarin for thromboembolic prevention due to cost-effectiveness. The SAMe-TT2R2 score has been proposed to predict TTR in N...

    Authors: Piyoros Lertsanguansinchai, Anurut Huntrakul, Voravut Rungpradubvong, Ronpichai Chokesuwattanaskul and Somchai Prechawat
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:9
  23. This is a rare and challenging case of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome due to a posteroseptal accessory pathway located in the coronary sinus diverticulum. It is often difficult to precisely locate this type of...

    Authors: Mohammad Paymard, Marc W. Deyell, Santabhanu Chakrabarti, Zachary W. Laksman, Jacob Larsen and John A. Yeung-Lai-Wah
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:8
  24. A correction to this paper has been published: https://doi.org/10.1186/s42444-021-00034-y

    Authors: Ahmed S. Abdulhamid, Fahad Almehmadi, Abdullah A. Ghaddaf, Mohammed S. Alomari, Amin Zagzoog and Atif Al-Qubbany
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:6

    The original article was published in International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:2

  25. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is associated with an increased incidence of Wolff–Parkinson–White (WPW) syndrome and atrial fibrillation. However, a delta-like wide QRS can be observed in the hypertrophied ...

    Authors: Sang-Hoon Seol, Ki-Hun Kim, Jino Park, Yeo-Jeong Song, Dong-Kie Kim and Doo-Il Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:5
  26. We aimed to investigate the comparative risk of fracture among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) treated with warfarin or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs).

    Authors: Daehoon Kim, Pil-Sung Yang, Jung-Hoon Sung, Eunsun Jang, Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong-Youn Kim, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Gregory Y. H. Lip and Boyoung Joung
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:4
  27. Athlete’s heart is characterized by structural cardiac changes, including enlargement and hypertrophy. However, exercise-induced cardiac electrical remodeling is not well known in Asian athletes. We sought to ...

    Authors: Jung Myung Lee, Hyemoon Chung, Hyung-Oh Kim, Jong-Shin Woo, Soo Joong Kim, Weon Kim, Woo Shik Kim and Jin-Bae Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:3
  28. Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a major cause of emergency room visits where vagal maneuver is used as first-line therapy. The valsalva maneuver (VM) is proven to be safe and, to some extent, effective i...

    Authors: Ahmed S. Abdulhamid, Fahad Almehmadi, Abdullah A. Ghaddaf, Mohammed S. Alomari, Amin Zagzoog and Atif Al-Qubbany
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:2

    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:6

  29. The congenital long QT syndrome type 2 is caused by mutations in KCNH2 gene that encodes the alpha subunit of potassium channel Kv11.1. The carriers of the pathogenic variant of KCNH2 gene manifest a phenotype...

    Authors: Hyun Sok Yoo, Nancy Medina, María Alejandra von Wulffen, Natalia Ciampi, Analia Paolucci, Hugo Ariel Garro, Mario Bruno Principato, Rafael Salvador Acunzo and Justo Carbajales
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2021 22:1
  30. There is little data regarding types of idiopathic premature ventricular complex (PVC) according to heart rate dependence.

    Authors: Yae Min Park, Chang Yun Kim, Jungduk Seo, Albert Youngwoo Jang, Mi Sook Cha, Woong Chol Kang, Seung Hwan Han, Mi-Seung Shin and In Suck Choi
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:20
  31. The efficacy of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) in atrial fibrillation (AF) is well established. The standard approach to RFCA in AF is pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). However, a large proportion of pa...

    Authors: Ju Youn Kim, Younghoon Kim, Gil-Hwan Oh, Sun Hwa Kim, Young Choi, Youmi Hwang, Tae-Seok Kim, Sung-Hwan Kim, Ji-Hoon Kim, Sung-Won Jang, Yong-Seog Oh and Man Young Lee
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:19
  32. Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) has been accepted as an efficient therapy for tachycardia, and substantial improvement in the outcomes of RFCA in pediatric patients has been seen. However, there is not...

    Authors: Woo Young Park, Mi Kyoung Song, Gi Beom Kim, Sang Yun Lee, Hye Won Kwon and Eun Jung Bae
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:18
  33. The Brugada syndrome, diagnosed by a typical electrocardiographic pattern, is a genetic condition characterised by an increased risk of potentially lethal ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Even...

    Authors: Patrizia Vivona, Federica Dagradi and Michele M. Ciulla
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:17
  34. Prolonged electrocardiogram (ECG) QRS duration has been associated with increased cardiovascular risk. It is unclear whether the main predictor of cardiovascular risk, the Framingham risk score also predicts s...

    Authors: Elijah Stone, Yuling Zhou, Herbert Jelinek and Craig S. Mclachlan
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:16
  35. Although multiple algorithms based on surface electrocardiographic criteria have been introduced to localize idiopathic ventricular arrhythmia (VA) origins from the outflow tract (OT), their diagnostic accurac...

    Authors: Won-Seok Choe, So-Ryoung Lee, Myung-Jin Cha, Eue-Keun Choi and Seil Oh
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:15
  36. Right ventricular pacing (RVP) increases heart failure, AF, and death rates in pacemaker patients and ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in defibrillator patients. However, the impact of RVP on VAs burden and its c...

    Authors: Rayan S. El-Zein, Anish K. Amin, Sreedhar R. Billakanty, Eugene Y. Fu, Allan J. Nichols, Steven D. Nelson, James M. Kleman, Gregory A. Kidwell and Nagesh Chopra
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:14
  37. An automated tagging module (VISITAG™; Biosense Webster, Irvine, CA) allows objective demonstration of energy delivery. However, the effect of VISITAG™ on clinical outcomes remains unclear. This study evaluate...

    Authors: Min Soo Cho, Jun Kim, Ungjeong Do, Minsoo Kim, Gi-Byoung Nam, Kee-Joon Choi and You-Ho Kim
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:13
  38. Although myocardial thickness is an important variable for therapeutic catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, quantification of wall thickness has been overlooked. We developed a software (AMBER) that measu...

    Authors: Oh-Seok Kwon, Jisu Lee, Sehwan Lim, Je-Wook Park, Hee-Jin Han, So-Hyun Yang, Inseok Hwang, Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Boyoung Joung, Moon-Hyoung Lee and Hui-Nam Pak
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:12
  39. A new catheter-based 3D dielectric imaging modality to guide electrophysiology ablation procedures that does not require contact or X-ray to image and offers new benefits for cryoablation procedures.

    Authors: Vincenzo Schillaci, Giuseppe Stabile, Gergana Shopova, Alberto Arestia and Francesco Solimene
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:11
  40. In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), most biomarkers are still of limited use due to cost-effectiveness and complexity in clinical practice.

    Authors: Seokhun Yang, Myung-Jin Cha, Soongu Kwak, Soonil Kwon, Seoyoung Lee, Jiesuck Park, You-jung Choi, Inki Moon, Euijae Lee, So-Ryoung Lee, Eue-Keun Choi and Seil Oh
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:10
  41. A prolonged QTc interval is associated with an increased risk of a stroke or atrial fibrillation (AF). However, its direct causal relationship with AF associated a stroke has not been proven yet. To examine wh...

    Authors: Myunghee Hong, Kyeong-Hyeon Chun, Inseok Hwang, Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Boyoung Joung, Moon-Hyoung Lee and Hui-Nam Pak
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:9
  42. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) occasionally causes life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia. J wave on surface electrocardiography (sECG) has also been associated with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation and ca...

    Authors: Seong Huan Choi, Oh-Hyun Lee, Gwang-Seok Yoon, Sung Woo Kwon, Sung-Hee Shin, Sang-Don Park, Seong-Ill Woo, Jun Kwan, Dae-Hyeok Kim and Yong-Soo Baek
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:8
  43. Carvedilol is one of the most effective beta-blockers in reducing ventricular tachyarrhythmias and mortality in patients with heart failure. One of the possible antiarrhythmic mechanisms of carvedilol is the s...

    Authors: Jongmin Hwang, Kyoungmin Lee, Seongwook Han, Han-Joon Bae, Sang Woong Choi, Cheol Hyun Lee, In-Cheol Kim, Yun-Kyeong Cho, Hyoung-Seob Park, Hyuck-Jun Yoon, Hyungseop Kim, Chang-Wook Nam and Seung-Ho Hur
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:7
  44. Implantable loop recorders (ILRs) can provide an enhanced possibility to detect atrial fibrillation (AF), but the accuracy, especially the positive predictive value (PPV), is controversial. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Hyun Jun Cho, Cheol Hyun Lee, Jongmin Hwang, Hyoung-Seob Park, Sang-Woong Choi, In-Cheol Kim, Yun-Kyeong Cho, Hyuck-Jun Yoon, Hyungseop Kim, Chang-Wook Nam, Seung-Ho Hur, Byung Chun Jung, Yoon Nyun Kim and Seongwook Han
    Citation: International Journal of Arrhythmia 2020 21:6

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