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Review Article  |   Volume 4, Issue 3

Endothelial Function for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management

Minako Yamaoka-Tojo

Endothelium is a layer of the endothelial cells lining to the lumen of blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, the heart and other organs. Vascular endothelium is considered to be the largest endocrine organ in human body. Its total weight is about 1.5 kg, and it is responsible for maintaining homeostasis of the living body by exerting various functions.

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Research Article  |   Volume 4, Issue 3

A Feasibility Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy of NavX Guided Detection of Pulmonary Vein Electrograms during Atrial Fibrillation Ablation [NavX Guided Detection of Pulmonary Vein Electrograms]

Yaariv Khaykin, Pouria Alipour, Meysam Pirbaglou, Paul Ritvo, Zahra Azizi, Zaev Wulffhart, Bonnie Whaley, David Giewercer, Kellie Winger and Atul Verma

Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation (PVAI) targeting PV triggers is an established treatment for paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Ablation lesions are typically delivered around the entire circumference of each individual PV. This study tested a strategy where electrical inputs to the PVs were mapped using the NavX system and selectively targeted before ablation.

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Research Article  |   Volume 4, Issue 3

Value of a New QT Interval Correction Formula in Adjusting for Increases in Heart Rate

Simon W Rabkin

QT interval correction for heart rate (QTc) is essential for clinical usage. A new QTc formula has been developed based on a data agnostic mathematical approach in a large population ECG data base. The formula requires testing on a within individual basis under conditions of intervention to increase heart rate.

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Critical Review  |   Volume 4, Issue 3

Why Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) is Usually Prescribed along with Automatic Implantable Defibrillation (AID)? Is it a Sensible Decision? Historical Perspective

Max E Valentinuzzi

The objective of this paper tries to answer the questions posed in the title, that is, why Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) is usually prescribed along with Automatic Implantable Defibrillation (AID)? Is it a sensible decision? For that matter.

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