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Echocardiographic chamber quantification in a healthy Dutch population

Aim For accurate interpretation of echocardiographic measurements normative data are required, which are provided by guidelines. For this article, the hypothesis was that these cannot be extrapolated to the Dutch population, since in Dutch clinical practice often higher values are found, which may not be pathological but physiological. Therefore this study aimed to 1) obtain and...

Atrial fibrillation: to map or not to map?

Isolation of the pulmonary veins may be an effective treatment modality for eliminating atrial fibrillation (AF) episodes but unfortunately not for all patients. When ablative therapy fails, it is assumed that AF has progressed from a trigger-driven to a substrate-mediated arrhythmia. The effect of radiofrequency ablation on persistent AF can be attributed to various mechanisms...

Epidural Analgesia with Ropivacaine during Labour in a Patient with a SCN5A Gene Mutation

SCN5A gene mutations can lead to ion channel defects which can cause cardiac conduction disturbances. In the presence of specific ECG characteristics, this mutation is called Brugada syndrome. Many drugs are associated with adverse events, making anesthesia in patients with SCN5A gene mutations or Brugada syndrome challenging. In this case report, we describe a pregnant patient...

Pulmonary hypertension, how to diagnose and who to treat?

J. W. Roos-Hesselink 0 F. Zijlstra 0 0 J. W. Roos-Hesselink 1 ) Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands - Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a fatal disease with an estimated survival

Tachyarrhythmia in patients with congenital heart disease: inevitable destiny?

The prevalence of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) has increased over the last century. As a result, the number of CHD patients presenting with late, postoperative tachyarrhythmias has increased as well. The aim of this review is to discuss the present knowledge on the mechanisms underlying both atrial and ventricular tachyarrhythmia in patients with CHD and the...