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  • Condition: Neonates With Severe Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Journal: The heart surgery forum
  • Treatment Used: Balloon Valvuloplasty via the Pulmonary Artery Trunk
  • Number of Patients: 5
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The study researched the use of balloon valvuloplasty via the pulmonary artery trunk for treating neonates with severe pulmonary valve disease.
  • Condition: Prosthetic Mitral Valve Paravalvular Leak
  • Journal: The American journal of case reports
  • Treatment Used: Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Amplatzer Occluder Device
  • Number of Patients: 1
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This case report describes a patient with a prosthetic mitral valve paravalvular leak.
  • Condition: Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Journal: Open heart
  • Treatment Used: Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Number of Patients: 5242
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The study researched outcomes of radiofrequency ablation for patients with ventricular tachycardia.
  • Condition: Metastatic Cardiac Melanoma
  • Journal: The heart surgery forum
  • Treatment Used: Surgical Resection
  • Number of Patients: 1
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This article reviewed the case of metastatic cardiac melanoma (skin cancer that has spread to the heart) treated with surgical resection (removal).
  • Condition: Cardiac Tamponade
  • Journal: Medicine
  • Treatment Used: Percutaneous Pericardiocentesis Versus Surgical Pericardiotomy
  • Number of Patients: 10410
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In this study, researchers compared the effectiveness of percutaneous pericardiocentesis versus surgical pericardiotomy for the treatment of cardiac tamponade.
  • Condition: Acute Myopericarditis with Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade in a Patient with COVID-19
  • Journal: The American journal of case reports
  • Treatment Used: Pericardiocentesis
  • Number of Patients: 1
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This case report describes an 82-year-old woman diagnosed with acute myopericarditis with pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade treated with pericardiocentesis.
  • Condition: Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection (TAAAD) in Extremely High-Risk Patients
  • Journal: Journal of cardiothoracic surgery
  • Treatment Used: Stepwise External Wrapping (SEW) Procedure
  • Number of Patients: 0
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This case series describes the use of stepwise external wrapping (SEW) using a zero-porosity artificial graft was developed in extremely high-risk patients with Type A acute aortic dissection (TAAAD).
  • Condition: Uncomplicated Severe or Symptomatic Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Journal: Journal of cardiology
  • Treatment Used: Percutaneous Balloon Pulmonary Valvuloplasty (PBPV)
  • Number of Patients: 0
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This study evaluated the use of a novel double-balloon catheter for percutaneous balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in patients with uncomplicated or severe symptomatic pulmonary stenosis (occlusion).
  • Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
  • Journal: Chinese medical journal
  • Treatment Used: Catheter Ablation and Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Number of Patients: 178
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In this study, researchers evaluated the outcomes of catheter ablation and left atrial appendage closure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
  • Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
  • Journal: Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)
  • Treatment Used: Uninterrupted Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) vs. Uninterrupted Vitamin K Antagonists (VKAs) During Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Number of Patients: 2369
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This study compares the effectiveness and safety of uninterrupted direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) with uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) during atrial fibrillation ablation.
  • Condition: Cardiac Tamponade with Atrial Fibrillation
  • Journal: Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology
  • Treatment Used: Early or Delayed Removal of the Pericardial Drain during Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Number of Patients: 51
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This study compared the clinical outcome of using an early or delayed removal of the pericardial drain to treat cardiac tamponade in patients with atrial fibrillation that are undergoing radiofrequency ablation.
  • Condition: Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (PAF)
  • Journal: Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Treatment Used: Very High-Power Short-Duration Ablation Using 70 W for Pulmonary Vein Isolation (PVI)
  • Number of Patients: 197
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This study compared the safety and outcome of high-power delivery over a short period of time (HPSD) ablation to conventional power settings in patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (heart quivering; PAF).
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