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2 Am J Cardiol
1 Am J Emerg Med
2 Cardiovasc Res
2 Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol
2 Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes
1 Circulation
3 Clin Cardiol
11 Eur Heart J
2 Heart
6 Int J Cardiol
4 J Am Coll Cardiol
2 J Cardiol
2 J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol
2 J Electrocardiol
2 J Interv Card Electrophysiol
1 N Engl J Med
4 Pacing Clin Electrophysiol
1 Resuscitation
1 Stroke

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    Am J Cardiol

  1. ABUGROUN A, Elawad A, Okoh AK, Abdel-Rahman ME, et al
    Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Hospitalization Outcomes of Heart Failure in Patients >/= 60 Years with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator.
    Am J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 2. pii: S0002-9149(21)00370.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  2. SHAH K, Shah S, Turagam MK, Bhardwaj R, et al
    Early Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator After Acute Myocardial Infarction.
    Am J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 5. pii: S0002-9149(21)00400.

    Am J Emerg Med

  3. SMITH ME, Moak JH
    Asymptomatic ventricular fibrillation in continuous flow left-ventricular assist device.
    Am J Emerg Med. 2021;49:130-132.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Cardiovasc Res

  4. NATTEL S, Lip GYH, Filgueiras-Rama D, Dobrev D, et al
    Challenges and Opportunities in Improving the Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Recent Research Advances and their Clinical Translation.
    Cardiovasc Res. 2021 Jun 4. pii: 6292088. doi: 10.1093.

  5. CASADEI B, Sipido KR
    Calcium and postoperative atrial fibrillation: round up the usual suspects!
    Cardiovasc Res. 2021 May 29. pii: 6288489. doi: 10.1093.

    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol

  6. PUNDI K, Baykaner T, True Hills M, Lin B, et al
    Blood Thinners for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention.
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2021 Jun 11:CIRCEP120009389.

  7. KANESHIRO T, Amami K, Hijioka N, Nodera M, et al
    Significance of Contact Force on Esophageal Thermal Injury During Relative High-Power Short-Duration Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation.
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2021 Jun 11:CIRCEP121009897.

    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes

  8. ROHLA M, Pecen L, Cemin R, Patti G, et al
    Reclassification, Thromboembolic, and Major Bleeding Outcomes Using Different mates of Renal Function in Anticoagulated Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Insights From the PREFER-in-AF and PREFER-in-AF Prolongation Registries.
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021 Jun 3:CIRCOUTCOMES120006852.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  9. SCHOTT SL, Berkowitz J, Dodge SE, Petersen CL, et al
    Personalized, Electronic Health Record-Integrated Decision Aid for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: A Small Cluster Randomized Trial and Qualitative Analysis of Efficacy and Acceptability.
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021 Jun 10:CIRCOUTCOMES120007329.
    PubMed         Abstract available


    "Pill-in-Pocket" Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: Fiction, Fact, or Foolish?
    Circulation. 2021;143:2211-2213.

    Clin Cardiol

  11. HOU Q, Feng L, Yang J, Liu Y, et al
    The immediate trends in atrial electrical remodeling for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation across different modes of catheter ablation.
    Clin Cardiol. 2021 Jun 1. doi: 10.1002/clc.23617.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  12. WANG W, Chen Q, Zhang F, Chen X, et al
    Radiofrequency catheter ablation combined with spironolactone in the treatment of atrial fibrillation: A single-center randomized controlled study.
    Clin Cardiol. 2021 Jun 2. doi: 10.1002/clc.23659.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  13. DONG Z, Du X, Hou XX, He L, et al
    Effect of electrical cardioversion on 1-year outcomes in patients with early recurrence after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.
    Clin Cardiol. 2021 Jun 8. doi: 10.1002/clc.23663.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Eur Heart J

  14. LEE SR, Choi EK, Jung JH, Han KD, et al
    Lower risk of stroke after alcohol abstinence in patients with incident atrial fibrillation: a nationwide population-based cohort study.
    Eur Heart J. 2021 Jun 7. pii: 6294435. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  15. VERSTRAELEN TE, van Lint FHM, Bosman LP, de Brouwer R, et al
    Prediction of ventricular arrhythmia in phospholamban p.Arg14del mutation carriers-reaching the frontiers of individual risk prediction.
    Eur Heart J. 2021 Jun 11. pii: 6296140. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  16. MINOIS D, Sellal JM, Magnin I, de Chillou C, et al
    Left ventricular diverticulum associated with two concealed atrioventricular accessory pathways.
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:1714.

  17. PROBST V, Goronflot T, Anys S, Tixier R, et al
    Robustness and relevance of predictive score in sudden cardiac death for patients with Brugada syndrome.
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:1687-1695.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  18. DELISE P
    Risk stratification in Brugada syndrome: the challenge of the grey zone.
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:1696-1697.

  19. THOROLFSDOTTIR RB, Sveinbjornsson G, Aegisdottir HM, Benonisdottir S, et al
    Genetic insight into sick sinus syndrome.
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:1959-1971.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    A broken heart after child loss.
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:1496-1498.

  21. GNECCHI M, Sala L, Schwartz PJ
    Precision Medicine and cardiac channelopathies: when dreams meet reality.
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:1661-1675.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  22. MARSTON NA, Han L, Olivotto I, Day SM, et al
    Clinical characteristics and outcomes in childhood-onset hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:1988-1996.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  23. KROHN-GRIMBERGHE M, Duerschmied D, Bode C
    What do we learn by repeating the ABC?
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:1707-1709.

  24. TOMSITS P, Clauss S, Kaab S
    Genetic insight into sick sinus syndrome. Is there a pill for it or how far are we on the translational road to personalized medicine?
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:1972-1975.


  25. SANZ-GARCIA A, Cecconi A, Vera A, Camarasaltas JM, et al
    Electrocardiographic biomarkers to predict atrial fibrillation in sinus rhythm electrocardiograms.
    Heart. 2021 Jun 4. pii: heartjnl-2021-319120. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2021-319120.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  26. MULDER BA, Rienstra M, Van Gelder IC, Blaauw Y, et al
    Update on management of atrial fibrillation in heart failure: a focus on ablation.
    Heart. 2021 Jun 4. pii: heartjnl-2020-318081. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-318081.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Int J Cardiol

  27. RAINA A
    When more speaks to less: New insights into arrhythmias in pulmonary hypertension from long term continuous monitoring.
    Int J Cardiol. 2021 May 1. pii: S0167-5273(21)00743.

  28. ANDERSEN MO, Diederichsen SZ, Svendsen JH, Carlsen J, et al
    Assessment of cardiac arrhythmias using long-term continuous monitoring in patients with pulmonary hypertension.
    Int J Cardiol. 2021 Apr 2. pii: S0167-5273(21)00551.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  29. MITROI C, Garcia-Izquierdo E, Garcia-Lunar I, Castro-Urda V, et al
    Right ventricular function and dyssynchrony in Brugada syndrome: Highlighting the importance of the mechanical substrate in the right ventricular outflow tract.
    Int J Cardiol. 2021;333:233-238.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  30. BARCELLONA D, Mameli A, Cornacchini S, Perra F, et al
    Patients' adherence to oral anticoagulants therapy: Comparison between vitamin K antagonists and direct oral anticoagulants.
    Int J Cardiol. 2021;333:162-166.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  31. FAROUX L, Cruz-Gonzalez I, Arzamendi D, Freixa X, et al
    Short-term direct oral anticoagulation or dual antiplatelet therapy following left atrial appendage closure in patients with relative contraindications to chronic anticoagulation therapy.
    Int J Cardiol. 2021;333:77-82.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  32. DE LA TORRE HERNANDEZ JM, Ferreiro JL, Lopez-Palop R, Ojeda S, et al
    Antithrombotic strategies in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation revascularized with drug-eluting stents: PACO-PCI (EPIC-15) registry.
    Int J Cardiol. 2021 May 29. pii: S0167-5273(21)00848.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Am Coll Cardiol

  33. CHEN YC, Voskoboinik A, Gerche A, Marwick TH, et al
    Prevention of Pathological Atrial Remodeling and Atrial Fibrillation: JACC State-of-the-Art Review.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021;77:2846-2864.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  34. LURIE A, Wang J, Hinnegan KJ, McIntyre WF, et al
    Prevalence of Left Atrial Thrombus in Anticoagulated Patients With Atrial Fibrillation.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021;77:2875-2886.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  35. DI MARCO A, Brown PF, Bradley J, Nucifora G, et al
    Improved Risk Stratification for Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Death in Patients With Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021;77:2890-2905.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  36. ARAI AE, Bradley AJ, Sirajuddin A
    Risk Stratification for Sudden Death and Arrhythmias: A Role for Gadolinium-Enhanced CMR.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021;77:42-44.

    J Cardiol

  37. IWANO T, Toda H, Nakamura K, Shimizu K, et al
    Preventative effects of bisoprolol transdermal patches on postoperative atrial fibrillation in high-risk patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery: A subanalysis of the MAMACARI study.
    J Cardiol. 2021 Jun 1. pii: S0914-5087(21)00113.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  38. TSAI YN, Cheng WH, Chang YT, Hsiao YW, et al
    Mechanism of angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor in suppression of ventricular arrhythmia.
    J Cardiol. 2021 May 28. pii: S0914-5087(21)00108.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol

  39. YOO S, Geist GE, Pfenniger A, Rottmann M, et al
    Recent Advances in Gene Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation.
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2021 May 30. doi: 10.1111/jce.15116.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  40. FRYDENSBERG VS, Johansen JB, Moller S, Stromberg A, et al
    Psychometric evaluation of the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Body Image Concerns Questionnaire (ICD-BICQ).
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2021 Jun 6. doi: 10.1111/jce.15122.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Electrocardiol

  41. MERT KU, Turk UO, Gorenek B
    A statistical perspective to the QTc interval in the treatment of COVID-19.
    J Electrocardiol. 2021;66:48.

  42. SWIERZYNSKA E, Sterlinski M, Syska P, Sadowski K, et al
    Use of an exercise test to enhance sensing vector assessment and prevent inadequate subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator discharges.
    J Electrocardiol. 2021;67:73-76.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Interv Card Electrophysiol

  43. STAREK Z, Lehar F, Jez J, Pesl M, et al
    Efficacy and safety of novel temperature-controlled radiofrequency ablation system during pulmonary vein isolation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: TRAC-AF study.
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2021 Jun 5. pii: 10.1007/s10840-021-00986.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  44. NUMMINEN A, Penttila T, Arola O, Inkovaara J, et al
    Treatment success and its predictors as well as the complications of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in a high-volume centre.
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2021 May 31. pii: 10.1007/s10840-021-01011.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    N Engl J Med

  45. LAU ES, Vaidya A, Schaefer IM, Scirica BM, et al
    Hypertensive Heartbreak.
    N Engl J Med. 2021;384:e80.

    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol

  46. DUMAN D, Ertugrul I, Bastuhan IY, Aykan HH, et al
    Empiric slow-pathway ablation results for presumed atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in pediatric patients.
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Jun 3. doi: 10.1111/pace.14291.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  47. MA PP, Yang YH, Dai BL, Zhang RF, et al
    Brady-arrhythmias in patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure of reduced ejection fraction: is his-bundle pacing superior to biventricular pacing.
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Jun 3. doi: 10.1111/pace.14289.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  48. VASSALLO F, Meigre LL, Serpa E, Cunha CL, et al
    Reduced esophageal heating in high-power short-duration atrial fibrillation ablation in the contact force catheter era.
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Jun 3. doi: 10.1111/pace.14286.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  49. KOMMATA V, Elshafie M, Sciaraffia E, Perez M, et al
    QRS dispersion detected in ARVC patients and healthy gene carriers using 252-leads Body Surface Mapping - an explorative study of a potential diagnostic tool for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy.
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Jun 10. doi: 10.1111/pace.14295.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  50. RITTENBERGER JC, Weissman A, Flickinger KL, Guyette FX, et al
    Glycopyrrolate does not ameliorate hypothermia associated bradycardia in healthy individuals: A randomized crossover trial.
    Resuscitation. 2021;164:79-83.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  51. MAC GRORY B, Landman SR, Ziegler PD, Boisvert CJ, et al
    Detection of Atrial Fibrillation After Central Retinal Artery Occlusion.
    Stroke. 2021 Jun 7:STROKEAHA120033934. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.033934.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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