What Cannot be Missed: Must-read Papers, 2018

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Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2019;8(2):81-82
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https://doi.org/10.15420/aer.2019.8.2.FO1
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The most important papers on arrhythmias and electrophysiology published in 2018, selected by the editors of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Review(AER).

Clinical Practice

  1. Marrouche NF, Brachmann J, Andresen D, et al. Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation with heart failure. N Engl J Med 2018;1;378:417–27.
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  2. Packer DL, Mark DB, Robb RA, et al. Effect of catheter ablation vs antiarrhythmic drug therapy on mortality, stroke, bleeding, and cardiac arrest among patients with atrial fibrillation: the CABANA randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2019; epub ahead of press.
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  3. Vaseghi M, Hu TY, Tung R, et al. Outcomes of catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia based on etiology in nonischemic heart disease: an international ventricular tachycardia ablation center collaborative study. JACC Clin Electrophysiol 2018;4:1141–50.
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  4. Etheridge SP, Escudero CA, Blaufox AD, et al. Life-threatening event risk in children with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: a multicenter international study. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018;4:433–44.
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  5. Parkash R, Nault I, Rivard L, et al. Effect of baseline antiarrhythmic drug on outcomes with ablation in ischemic ventricular tachycardia: a VANISH substudy (Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation versus Escalated Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy in Ischemic Heart Disease). Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2018;11:e005663.
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  6. Abdelrahman M, Subzposh FA, Beer D, et al. Clinical outcomes of His bundle pacing compared to right ventricular pacing. J Am Coll Cardiol 2018;71(20):2319–30.
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  7. Sharma PS, Naperkowski A, Bauch TD, et al. Permanent His bundle pacing for cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with heart failure and right bundle branch block. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2018;11:e006613.
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  8. Shah AD, Morris MA, Hirsh DS, et al. Magnetic resonance imaging safety in nonconditional pacemaker and defibrillator recipients: a meta-analysis and systematic review. Heart Rhythm 2018;15(7):1001–8.
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  9. 9. Dickstein K, Normand C, Auricchio A, et al. CRT Survey II: a European Society of Cardiology survey of cardiac resynchronisation therapy in 11 088 patients – who is doing what to whom and how? Eur J Heart Fail 2018;20(6):1039–51.
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  10. Konig S, Ueberham L, Schuler E, et al. In-hospital mortality of patients with atrial arrhythmias: insights from the German-wide Helios hospital network of 161 502 patients and 34 025 arrhythmia-related procedures. Eur Heart J 2018;39:3947–57.
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  11. Holmqvist F, Kesek M, Englund A, et al. A decade of catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias in Sweden: ablation practices and outcomes. Eur Heart J. 2019;40(10):820–30.
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  12. Katritsis DG, John RM, Latchamsetty R, et al. Left septal slow pathway ablation for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2018;11:e005907.
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  13. Lin YS, Chen YL, Chen TH, et al. Comparison of clinical outcomes among patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter stratified by CHA2DS2-VASc score. JAMA Netw Open 2018;1:e180941.
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  14. Hosseini SM, Kim R, Udupa S, et al. Reappraisal of reported genes for sudden arrhythmic death. Circulation 2018;138:1195–205.
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  15. Nordenswan HK, Lehtonen J, Ekström K, et al. Outcome of cardiac sarcoidosis presenting with high-grade atrioventricular block. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2018;11:e006145.
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  16. Olgin JE, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, et al. Wearable cardioverter-defibrillator after myocardial infarction. N Engl J Med 2018;379:1205–15.
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  17. Sood N, Martin DT, Lampert R, et al. Incidence and predictors of perioperative complications with transvenous lead extractions: real-world experience with National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2018;11:e004768.
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  18. Dukkipati SR, Kar S, Holmes DR, et al. Device-related thrombus after left atrial appendage closure. Circulation 2018;138:874–85.
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  19. Jayaraman R, Reinier K, Nair S, et al. Risk factors of sudden cardiac death in the young: multiple-year community-wide assessment. Circulation 2018;137:1561–70.
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  20. Vink AS, Neumann B, Lieve KVV, et al. Determination and interpretation of the QT interval. Circulation 2018;138:2345–58.
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The Future

  1. Chatterjee D, Fatah M, Akdis D, et al. An autoantibody identifies arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and participates in its pathogenesis. Eur Heart J 2018;39:3932–44.
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  2. Robinson CG, Samson PP, Moore KM, et al. Phase I/II trial of electrophysiology-guided noninvasive cardiac radioablation for ventricular tachycardia. Circulation 2019;139:313–21.
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  3. Witt CM, Dalton S, O’Neil S, et al. Termination of atrial fibrillation with epicardial cooling in the oblique sinus. JACC Clin Electrophysiol 2018;4:1362–8.
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  4. Prakosa A, Arevalo HJ, Deng D et al. Personalized virtual-heart technology for guiding the ablation of infarct-related ventricular tachycardia. Nat Biomed Eng 2018;2:732–40.
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  5. Walsh KA, Galvin J, Keaney J, Keelan E and Szeplaki G. First experience with zero-fluoroscopic ablation for supraventricular tachycardias using a novel impedance and magnetic-field-based mapping system. Clin Res Cardiol 2018;107:578–85.
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  6. Katritsis G, Luther V, Kanagaratnam P, Linton NW. Arrhythmia mechanisms revealed by ripple mapping. Arrhythm Electrophysiol Rev 2018;7:261–4.
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  7. Martin R, Maury P, Bisceglia C, et al. Characteristics of scar-related ventricular tachycardia circuits using ultra-high-density mapping: a multi-center study. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2018;11:e006569.
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  8. Livia C, Sugrue A, Witt T, et al. Elimination of Purkinje fibers by electroporation reduces ventricular fibrillation vulnerability. J Am Heart Assoc 2018;7:e009070.
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  9. Sramko M, Hoogendoorn JC, Glashan CA, Zeppenfeld K. Advancement in cardiac imaging for treatment of ventricular arrhythmias in structural heart disease. Europace 2019;21:383–403.
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  10. Hegyi B, Bossuyt J, Griffiths LG, et al. Complex electrophysiological remodeling in postinfarction ischemic heart failure. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2018;115:E3036–44.
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Demosthenes G Katritsis
Editor-in-Chief, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Review
Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece