Session Detail

Poster Session
PO-05.Poster Session 5.
Friday, May 14, 2010, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall
PO5-01. Female-Specific Education, Management, and Lifestyle Enhancement for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients: The FEMALE-ICD Study
Lauren D. Vazquez, PhD, Jamie B. Conti, MD, FHRS and Samuel F. Sears, PHD. Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Department of Behavioral Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, University of Florida, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Gainesville, FL, East Carolina University, Departments of Psychology and Cardiovascular Sciences, Greenville, NC

PO5-02. Absence of Bundle Branch Block Predicts Mortality in Patients with Systolic Heart Failure and a Wide QRS
Vikas Kalra, MBBS, Prem Konakondla, MBBS, Julie M. Clary, MD and Mithilesh K. Das, MBBS. Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

PO5-03. Perioperative Blood Transfusion Is An Independent Predictor Of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
Tiziano Scarabelli, MD, PhD, Carol A.. Chen-Scarabelli, MSN, NP, RN, Giuseppe Faggian, MD, Giuseppe Petrilli, MD, Maddalena Tessari, MS, Louis Saravolatz, MD and Alessandro Mazzucco, MD. Wayne State University/St John Hospital/Univ of Verona, Detroit, MI, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare/Univ of Mich/Univ of Verona, Ann Arbor, MI, University of Verona, Verona, Italy, St John Hospital & Med Ctr /Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

PO5-04. IEGM-Based Algorithm for V-V Timing Detects Anodal Stimulation
Brian J.. Wisnoskey, BSE, PHD, CEPS, CCDS, Elizabeth Ching, RN, FHRS, CCDS, Niraj Varma, MD, PHD and Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD, FHRS, CCDS. St. Jude Medical, USD, Cleveland, OH, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

PO5-05. A Novel Mutation in SCN1Bb Linked to Brugada Syndrome by Modulating Nav1.5 and Kv4.3 Current
Dan Hu, MD, PHD, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Elena Burashnikov, Ryan Pfeiffer, Rainer Schimpf, Christian Wolpert, Martin Borggrefe and Charles Antzelevitch. Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Utica, NY, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany

PO5-06. Analysis of Species Conservation to Enhance Mutation Classification in Long QT Syndrome
Jamie D.. Kapplinger, BA, David J. Tester, BS, Benjamin A. Salisbury, PhD, Arthur A.M.. Wilde, MD, PhD and Michael J. Ackerman, MD, PHD. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, PGxHealth, New Haven, CT, Departments of Cardiology and Medical Genetics of the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

PO5-07. Gender-related differences in Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)
Andrzej M.. Okreglicki, MBChB and Carl Russouw, BSc. Groote Schuur Hosp & Univ of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

PO5-08. Malignant Form Of Preexcitation Syndrome Can Be Missed On ECG In Sinus Rhythm
Beatrice Brembilla-Perrot, MD, Rouzbeh Valizadeh Moejezi, MD, Pierre Yves Zinzius, MD, Laurent Groben, MD, Lucian Muresan, MD, Soumaya Jamouni, MD, Raphael Martins Pedro, MD, Etienne Aliot, MD, Daniel Beurrier, MD and Luc Freysz, MD. Chu De Brabois, Vandoeuvre, France

PO5-09. Electrocardiographic and Electrophysiologic Characteristics Distinguishing Non-coronary Cusp Origin in Focal Atrial Tachycardia Originating from Near the His Bundle
Hitoshi Hachiya, MD, Kenzo Hirao, MD, Yasuteru Yamauchi, MD, Junichi Nitta, MD, Koji Higuchi, MD, Yasuaki Tanaka, MD, Atsuhiko Yagishita, MD, Osamu Inaba, MD and Mitsuaki Isobe, MD. Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan

PO5-10. Comparison of Radiation Exposure in Monoplane vs. Biplane Fluoroscopy Systems in Interventional Electrophysiology
Mohamad K.. Al-Ahdab, MD, Jenny Ecord, MSN, ACNP, Nita Bugner, RN and Joe Carrithers, PhD. Via Chrisiti Hospital, Wichita, KS

PO5-11. The Efficacy of Dofetilide in Patients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Who Have Previously Failed Therapy with an Alternative Antiarrhythmic Drug
Aslam Khan, MD, Naga V. Garikipati, MD, MPH, Vijayapraveena Paruchuri, MD, Jonathan S. Steinberg, MD, FHRS and Suneet Mittal, MD, FHRS. St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY

PO5-12. Atrial Electrical And Structural Remodelling With Systemic Hypertension And Left Ventricular Hypertrophy In Humans
Caroline Medi, MBBS, Jonathan M. Kalman, MBBS, PhD, Andrew Teh, MBBS and Peter M. Kistler, MBBS, PHD. The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

PO5-13. Right Atrial Chamber Volume Predicts the Cycle Length in Atrial Flutter
Peter A.. Santucci, MD, Smit Vasaiwala, MD, Kieran Dauber, MBBS, Sam Johnston, MD, Joseph Cytron, MD, Alex Green, MD, David J. Wilber, MD and Neil Brysiewicz, BSc. Loyola Univ Chicago, Cardiology, Maywood, IL

PO5-14. Feasibility Of Intra-procedural Assessment Of Autonomic Modification By Short-segment Heart Rate Variability Measurements
Louisa Malcolme-Lawes, MBChB, Phang Boon Lim, MS, MB, Pipin Kojodjojo, PhD, MRCP, Ross Hunter, RCVT, MBBS, Laura Richmond, RN, Darrel P. Francis, MD, FRCP, Richard Schilling, MD, FRCP and Prapa Kanagaratnam, PhD, MRCP. Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Imperial College Healthcare London, London, United Kingdom, Barts and the London NHS Trust and QMUL, London, United Kingdom

PO5-15. Effectiveness of Statin Therapy for Prevention of Heart Failure and Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Yoshiyuki Hama, Marehiko Ueda, MD, Hiroyuki Takano, MD, Yasunori Sato, PhD, Yasunori Hiranuma, MD, Akira Miyazaki, MD, Masato Yamanouchi, MD, Junji Kanda, MD, Yoichi Kuwabara, MD and Issei Komuro, MD. Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan, Chiba University Hospital, Chiba, Japan, Chiba Cardiovascular Center, Ichihara, Japan, Chiba Rosai Hospital, Ichihara, Japan, Asahi Chuo Hospital, Asahi, Japan

PO5-16. Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy: Incidental or Indicative Finding?
Matthias Paul, MD, Lars Eckardt, MD, Guenter Breithardt, MD, FHRS and Thomas Wichter, MD. Hospital of the Univ of Muenster, Dept of Cardiology and Angiology, Muenster, Germany, Department of Cardiology, Niels-Stensen-Kliniken, Marienhospital Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany

PO5-17. Electrophysiological Characteristics Of Inter Pulmonary Vein Conduction: Relevance Of Pulmonary Vein Carina To Inter Pulmonary Vein Conduction
Yoshiaki Inoue, MD, Masamitus Adachi, MD, Akio Yano, MD, Junichiro Miake, MD, Kazuyoshi Ogura, MD, Masaru Kato, MD, Kazuyoshi Iituska, MD, Chiaki Shigemasa, MD, Ichiro Hisatome, MD and Osamu Igawa, MD. Tottori Univ, Cardiovascular Medicine, Yonago, Japan, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences Division of Regenerative Medicine and Therapeutics, Yonago, Japan

PO5-18. Algorithmic Detection of Continuous and Discontinuous Fractionated Electrograms during Atrial Fibrillation
Milad El Haddad, Richard Houben, PhD, Rene Tavernier, MD, PHD, Roland Stroobandt, MD, PhD and Mattias Duytschaever, MD, PhD. University Hospital of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, Bakken Research Center, Maastricht, Netherlands, Sint Jan Hospital Bruges, Bruges, Belgium

PO5-19. Interstitial Oedema Contributes To Acute Pulmonary Vein Isolation Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: New Insights From T2 Weighted Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Dennis Caulfield, MA MB BS MRCP, Benajmin Knowles, MSc, Kawal Rhode, PhD, Tobias Schaeffter, PhD, C. Aldo Rinaldi, MD, FRCP, Michael Cooklin, MD, FRCP, Reza Razavi, MD, FRCP and Jaswinder Gill, MD, FRCP. St. Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom, King's College, London, United Kingdom

PO5-20. Pericardial Fat is Independently Associated With Human Atrial Fibrillation
M. Obadah N.. Al Chekakie, MD, Christine C. Welles, MD, Raymond Metoyer, BS, Ahmed Ibrahim, MD, Adam R. Shapira, MD, Joseph Cytron, MD, Peter Santucci, MD, David J. Wilber, MD, FHRS, CCDS and Joseph G. Akar, MD, PHD. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne, WY, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, St Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, OH, Advanced Heart Care, Plano, TX, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

PO5-21. Left Atrial Appendage Studied By Computed Tomography (ct) To Help Planning For Appendage Closure Device Placement
Yan Wang, MD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, Rodney Horton, MD, Prasant Mohanty, MD, William R. Stout, MD, Mitra Mohanty, MD, G. Joseph Gallinghouse, MD, Javier E. Sanchez, MD and Andrea Natale, MD. Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, Austin, TX, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St David's Medical Center, Austin, TX, St David's Medical Center, Austin, TX

PO5-22. Cryoballoon Ablation of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Guided by Intracardiac Echocardiography: Prediction of Acute Success by a Non-Fluoroscopic Imaging Technique
Georg Noelker, MD, Johannes Heintze, MD, Klaus J. Gutleben, MD, Bogdan G. Muntean, MD, Ameera Yalda, MD, Vanessa Pütz, MD, Dieter Horstkotte, MD and Juergen Vogt, MD. Department of Cardiology, Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Ruhr University Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

PO5-23. Integration of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Imaging with Electro-anatomic Mapping for in vivo Assessment of Radiofrequency Ablation Lesions
Tristram D.. Bahnson, MD, Stephanie A. Eyerly, MS, Stephen J. Hsu, PhD, David P. Bradway, BS, Gregg E. Trahey, PhD and Patrick D. Wolf, PhD. Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Section of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC

PO5-24. Periatrial Fat Volume Is Predictive Of Atrial Fibrillation Severity
Hany S. Abed, MB BS, B. Pharmacy, Christopher X. Wong, No Degree, Anthony G. Brooks, BS, Paymen Molaee, FRACP, Adam J. Nelson, No Degree, Benjamin K. Dundon, FRACP, Leong P. Darryl, MBBS, Walter P. Abhayaratna, MBBS, PhD, Gary A. Wittert, MBBS, PhD, Stephen G. Worthley, MBBS, PhD and Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PHD. The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, Australian National University and The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

PO5-25. Abundance and Distribution of Epicardial Adipose Tissue Surrounding the Left Atrium in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Hsuan-Ming Tsao, MD, Wei-Chih Hu, PhD, Mei-Han Wu, MD and Shih-Ann Chen, MD. National Yang Ming University Hospital, I-Lan, Taiwan, Chun-Yuan Christian University, Chun-Li, Taiwan, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

PO5-27. Can Multislice Computed Tomography Replace Transesophageal Echocardiography for Pre-Procedural Detection of left Atrial Thrombus in Patients Receiving Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for Drug-Refractory Atrial Fibrillation?
Yi-Da Li, MD, Jien-Jiun Chen, MD, Chih-Chieh Yu, Lung-Jiun Lin, MD, PhD, Chia-Ti Tsai, MD, PhD, Liang-Yu Lin, MD, PhD, Ling-Ping Lai, MD, PhD and Jiunn-Lee Lin, MD, PhD. Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

PO5-28. Acute Abolition of Local Endocardial Left Atrial Electrograms Post Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Does Not Correlate with Appropriate or Transmural Lesion Formation as Detected Using Delayed-Enhancement MRI
Lori McMullan, MD, Gaston Vergara, MD, Thomas S. Haslam, No Degree, Nathan S. Burgon, BS, Eugene Kholmovski, PhD, Christopher J. McGann, MD, Gangadhar Malasana, MD and Nassir F. Marrouche, MD. Comprehensive Arrhythmia and Research Management Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

PO5-29. First Experience with ElectroNav: Combining Anatomy and Electrograms for AF Ablation
Michael V. Orlov, MD, PhD, Pierre Jais, MD, Mark D. O'Neill, MD, Spyridon T. Akrivakis, MD, Matt Wright, MD, Amir S. Jadidi, MD, Mohammad Ansari, MD, Niels Nijhof, MSc and Rolland Bullens, PhD. Caritas St Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA, Hôpital Haut-Lévêque, Bordeaux-Pessac, France, Hopital Haut-Lévèque, Bordeaux-Pessac, France, Philips Healthcare, Andover, MA, Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands

PO5-30. ICE- Guided Image Integration While Ablating Expedites Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Technique and Validation of Method
J. Michael Mangrum, MD, Matthew A.. Synder, BA, David N.. Wiggins, RN, BSN, Pamela K.. Mason, MD, J. Randall Moorman, MD, John M.. Hobby, BS and John D.. Ferguson, MD. Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, St. Jude Medical, Austin, TX

PO5-31. The Running Course of Phrenic Nerves in Relevance with Catheter Ablation
Kotaro Fukumoto, MD, Seiji Takatsuki, MD, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, ACNP, Yoshiyasu Aizawa, MD, PhD, Yukiko Fukuda, MD, Toshiaki Sato, MD, Shunichiro Miyoshi, MD and Satoshi Ogawa, MD. Keio Univ School of Medicine, Cardiology Div, Shinjuku City, Tokyo, Japan, Mita Hospital, International University of Health and Welfare, Minato City, Tokyo, Japan

PO5-32. Long-standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: A Systematic Review And Meta-analysis Of Techniques And Outcomes
Anthony G.. Brooks, BS, Martin K. Stiles, MBBS, PhD, Julien Laborderie, MD, Dennis H. Lau, MD, Pawel Kuklik, MSc., Nicholas J. Shipp, Ph.D., Li-Fern Hsu, MBBS and Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PHD. Cardiovascular Research Centre, Department of Cardiology, Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Disciplines of Medicine and Physiology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand, National Heart Centre, Singapore, Singapore

PO5-33. Catheter Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation: Three-dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography Replaces Other Imaging Techniques For Pulmonary Vein Visualization Prior To An Ablation Procedure
Klaus Kettering, MD, Stephan Bardeleben, MD, Hanke Mollnau, MD, Felix Gramley, MD and Christian Weiss, MD. Univ of Mainz, Mainz, Germany

PO5-34. Safety of Pulmonary Vein Isolation: A Prospective Randomized Study Comparing an Open Irrigated Tip and an Internal Irrigated Tip Radiofrequency Catheter
Claudia Herrera Siklody, MD, Dietmar Trenk, PhD, Christian Straz, MD, Christian M. Valina, MD, Reinhold Weber, MD, Jan Minners, MD, PhD, Dietrich Kalusche, MD, Florence Toti, PhD, Olivier Morel, MD and Thomas Arentz, MD. Herz Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

PO5-35. Long-term Clinical Course in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation and Sick Sinus Syndrome after Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Tadashi Fujino, M.D.,Ph.D., Taishi Kuwahara, MD, Yoshihide Takahashi, MD, Akira Fujii, MD, Shigeki Kusa, MD, Kenji Okubo and Atsushi Takahashi, MD. Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan

PO5-36. Risk of Thrombus Formation During Pulmonary Vein Isolation Using a Compliant Visually-Guided Laser Balloon Catheter
Sarina A. van der Zee, MD, Srinivas Dukkipati, MD, Andre d'Avila, MD, PhD, Petr Neuzil, MD and Vivek Reddy, MD. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic

PO5-37. A Fixed Approach for Catheter Ablation of Chronic Atrial Fibrillation
Cai-Hua Sang, Jian-Zeng Dong, MD, Xing-Peng Liu, MD, Rong-Hui Yu, MD, De-Yong Long, MD, Ri-Bo Tang, MD, Man Ning, MD, Chen-Xi Jiang, MD and Chang-Sheng Ma, MD. Department of Cardiology-Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing, China

PO5-38. Randomized Comparison Of Multi-polar, Duty-cycled, Bipolar-unipolar Radiofrequency Versus Conventional Catheter Ablation For Treatment Of Common Atrial Flutter
Ali Erdogan, PhD. Dr., Norbert Guettler, MD, Oliver Doerr, MD, Wolfgang Franzen, MD, Nedim Soydan, MD, Pascal Vogelsang, MD, Mariana Parahuleva, MD, Harald Tillmanns, MD, Siegbert Stracke, MD, Dursun Guenduez, MD and Christiane Neuhof, MD, PhD. University Clinic of Giessen, Giessen, Germany, University Clinic of Giessen, Germany, Giessen, Germany

PO5-39. Efficacy Of Autonomic Denervation In Right Atrium For Patients With Vagal Induced Atrial Fibrillation
Marco Rebecchi, Ermenegildo de Ruvo, MD, Luigi Sciarra, MD, Lucia De Luca, MD, PhD, Alessandro Fagagnini, MD, Lorenzo M. Zuccaro, MD, Ernesto Lioy, MD and Leonardo Calò, MD. Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, Rome, Rome, Italy

PO5-40. Remote Magnetic Versus Manual Navigation with Irrigated Tip Catheter for Ablation of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Shinsuke Miyazaki, MD, PHD, Ashok Shah, MD, Matthew Wright, MB BS PhD, Isabelle Nault, MD, Amir Jadidi, MD, Andrei Forclaz, MD, Lena Rivard, MD, Xingpeng Liu, Nick Linton, MBBS, Olivier Xhaet, MD, Nicolas Derval, MD, Frederic Sacher, Mélèze Hocini, MD, Pierre Jaïs, MD and Michel Haïssaguerre, MD. Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, Bordeaux, France

PO5-41. Reaction Force Profile of Novel Irrigated Ablation Electrode
Israel A. Byrd, PHD, Steve Christian, BS, Jeffrey M. Fish, DVM and James A. Jensen, PhD. St. Jude Medical Inc., St. Paul, MN

PO5-42. Radiofrequency Catheter Tip Temperature is a Poor Predictor of Contact Force With Open-Irrigated Ablation
John M. Jennings, MD, Liane Teplitsky, MS, Jami Hegrenes, BS, Derrick Dosdall, PhD and Hugh T. McElderry, MD. The University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, St. Jude Medical AF Division, St. Paul, MN

PO5-43. Echocardiographic Evaluation After Different Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Approaches
Carlo de Asmundis, MD, Lucio Capulzini, Gian-Battista Chierchia, MD, Antonio Sorgente, Andreas-Stephan Müller-Burri, MD, Yoshi Yazaki, MD, Gaetano Paparella, MD, Andrea Sarkozy, MD and Pedro Brugada, MD, PHD. Heart Rhythm Management Center, Brussels, Belgium

PO5-44. Clinical Significance of Induced Atrial Tachyarrhythmias After Termination of Chronic, Persistent Atrial Fibrillation During Stepwise Approach
Tasutsugu Nagamoto, MD, Jong-Il Choi, MD, PhD, Jae Seok Park, MD, Jae Jin Kwak, MD, Daniel Tanubudi, MD, Seung Young Roh, MD, Hyum Soo Lee, No Degree, Ra Seung Lim, No Degree, Kyeong Jeong Ko, No Degree, Seong Joo Yong, No Degree, Seung Yong Shin, MD, Hong Euy Lim, MD, Sang Won Park, MD, PhD, Hui Nam Pak, MD, PhD and Young Hoon Kim, MD, PhD. Cardiovascular Center, Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

PO5-45. Evaluation of the Creation of Transmural Lesions from Dormant PVs Induced by an ATP Injection for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Koji Kumagai, MD, PHD, Shigeto Naito, MD, PHD, Koki Nakamura, MD, PHD, Tatsuya Hayashi, MD, PHD, Kenichi Kaseno, MD, PHD, Chizuru Sato, MD, PHD, Rie Fukazawa, MD, PHD, Koji Goto, MD, PHD, Yuko Miki, MD, PHD, Etsuko Fuke, MD, PHD, Tamotsu Sakamoto, MD, PHD, Naoki Takemura, MD, PHD, Shigeru Oshima, MD, PHD and Koichi Taniguchi, MD, PHD. Division of Cardiology, Gunma Prefectural Cardiovascular Center, Maebashi, Japan

PO5-46. Concomitant Chronic Kidney Disease Increases the Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation after Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: A Mid-term Follow-up
Yoshihisa Naruse, Hiroshi Tada, MD, Yukio Sekiguchi, MD, Takeshi Machino, MD, Mahito Ozawa, MD, Hiro Yamasaki, Miyako Igarashi, Yoko Itoh, MD and Kazutaka Aonuma, MD. University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan

PO5-47. Let There Be Light: Finding Gaps And Achieve Electrical Isolation Under Direct Visualisation
William W. Chik, MBBS, Zach Malchano, MSc, Bryan Wylie, MSc, M. A. Barry, BSc, Kaiman Huang, BSc, Juntang Lu, BSc, Jim Pouliopoulos, Calvin Hsieh, MBBS, Vahid Saadat, MS, Pramesh Kovoor, PhD, FRCP and Aravinda Thiagalingam, MD, PhD. Cardiology Department Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, Voyage Medical, Redwood City, CA

PO5-48. Acutely Inducible Arrhythmias Post-Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Frequency, Characteristics and Prognosis
Melissa R.. Robinson, MD, Peter Leong-Sit, MD, Erica Zado, PAC, Haris Haqqani, MBBS, Joshua Moss, MD, Glenn Polin, MD, Wendy Tzou, MD, Rupa Bala, MD, David J. Callans, MD, Fermin Garcia, MD, Edward Gerstenfeld, MD, Mathew Hutchinson, MD, David Lin, MD, Cooper Joshua, MD, Michael Riley, MD, PhD, Dixit Sanjay, MD and Francis Marchlinski, MD, FHRS. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

PO5-49. Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation in a Patient with a Congenital Giant Left Atrial Appendage can be Successfully Treated with Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation
Irene E. Hof, Thierry X. Wildbergh, MD, Vincent J. van Driel, MD, Fred H. Wittkampf, PHD, Richard N. Hauer, MD, PhD and Peter Loh, MD, PhD. University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands, Meander Medical Center, Amersfoort, Netherlands

PO5-50. A Novel Diagnostic Electrocardiographic Algorithm to Predict the Circuit of Reentrant Atrial Tachycardias Following Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
Shih-Lin Chang, MD, Yenn-Jiang Lin, MD, Li-Wei Lo, MD, Yu-Feng Hu, MD, Ta-Chuan Tuan, MD, Kazuyoshi Suenari and Shih-Ann Chen, MD. Veterans General Hospital-Taipei No 201, Taipei, Taiwan

PO5-51. The Superiority Of Anterior Annulus Line To Mitral Valve Isthmus Line For Annulus Block
Yong Seog Oh, MD, Hui Nam Pak, MD, PhD, Min Seok Choi, MD, Ji Hoon Kim, MD, Woo Seung Shin, M.D., Seong Won Jang, MD, Ho Joong Youn, MD, PhD, Hoon Jun Park, MD, KiYook Jang, MD, PhD, Sang Hong Baek, MD, PhD, Wook Sung Chung, MD, PhD, Man Young Lee, MD, PhD, Ki Bae Seung, MD, PhD, Chun Hwang, MD and Tae Ho Rho, MD, PhD. Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, YonSei University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, UT

PO5-52. Esophageal evaluation of Cryo-ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (ECAF)
Wim Anne, MD, Jelle Haringsma, MD, PhD, Yves Van Belle, MD, Jan Dees, MD, PhD, Petter Janse, RN, Tamas Szili-Torok, MD, PHD, Bruno Schwagten, MD, Agnes Muskens, RN and Luc Jordaens, MD, PHD. AZ St Jan, Brugge, Belgium, ErasmusMC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

PO5-53. Acupuncture May Prevent Atrial Fibrillation Recurrences After Electrical Cardioversion
Federico Lombardi, MD, Sebastiano Belletti, MD, Piermaria Battezzati, MD and Alberto Lomuscio, MD. Cardiologia, Osp. San Paolo, Univ of Milan, Milan, Italy, Medicina Interna III, Osp. San Paolo, Univ of Milan, Milan, Italy

PO5-54. Occlusion Of Pulmonary Veins With Cryo Balloon Catheter As A Basic Prerequisite For Successful Pvi. A Comparison Between Contrast Medium Injection And Wedge Pressure
Thomas Neumann, MD, Malte Kuniss, MD, Sergey Zaltsberg, MD, Alexander Berkowitsch, PhD, Damir Erkapic, MD, Dimitri Pajitnev, MD and Heinz F. Pitschner, MD. Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany

PO5-55. Vagal Effect on Complex Fractionated Atrial Electrograms in Electrically-induced Canine Atrial Fibrillation
Jin Seok Kim, MD, PhD, Jong-Il Choi, MD, PhD, Jae-Seok Park, MD, Sang Weon Park, MD, PhD, Hong Euy Lim, MD, PhD, Seung Yong Shin, MD and Young-Hoon Kim, MD, PhD. Sejong Cardiovascular Center, Bucheon, Korea, Republic of, Korea University Cardiovascular Center, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

PO5-56. A Randomised Controlled Trial Of Catheter Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation Comparing Manual And Robotic Navigation
Edward R. Duncan, PhD, Reginald Liew, MBBS, PHD, Farai Goromonzi, RN, Laura Richmond, RN, Victoria Baker, RN, Glyn Thomas, PhD, Muzahir Tayebjee, MD, Malcolm Finlay, MBChB, Dominic Abrams, MD, Mehul Dhinoja, MRCP, Mark Earley, MD, Simon Sporton, MD and Richard J. Schilling, MD. Barts and the London NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

PO5-57. LAA Closure Using the Watchman Device in Patients with Contraindications to Warfarin: Preliminary Results from the “ASA Plavix Registry” (ASAP)
Vivek Y.. Reddy, MD, Petr Neuzil, MD, PhD, Peter Sick, MD and Horst Sievert, MD. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Cardiology, New York, NY, Homolka Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic, Barmherzigen Brüder, Regensburg, Germany, Sankt Katharinen Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany

PO5-58. A Non-randomised Comparison Of Pulmonary Venous Isolation Using A Large Cryo-balloon Versus Radiofrequency Ablation For Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Pipin Kojodjojo, MBBS, PhD, Phang Boon Lim, ACNP, Louisa Malcolm-Lawes, ACNP, Zachary Whinnett, ACNP, Anthony Mason, ACNP, Ian Wright, ACNP, David Lefroy, ACNP, Nicholas S. Peters, ACNP, Prapa Kanagaratnam, ACNP and D. Wyn. Davies, ACNP. St. Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

PO5-59. Metabolic Syndrome Does Not Impose Greater Atrial Fibrillation Risk in Elderly Hypertensive Patients
Yu-Feng Hu, MD, Shih-Ann Chen, MD and Hung-I Yeh, MD, PhD. Taipei Veteran General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

PO5-60. Clinical Improvement Of Patients Undergoing DC Cardioversion - Symptom Reduction Measured With The New Short, Validated, AF-specific Questionnaire AF6
Nils G.. Edvardsson, MD, PHD, Marie Härdén, RN, Britta Nyström, BSc, Ann Bengtson, RN, PhD and Jennie Medin, PhD. Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg, Sweden, Div. of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden, AstraZeneca R&D, Mölndal, Sweden

PO5-61. Recurrence of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation After Cryoisolation of the Pulmonary Veins. Is a Redo Procedure Useful?
Anja Schade, MD, Anke Langbein, MD, Susanne Spehl, MD, Guido Groschup, MD, Marcus L. Koller, MD, Sebastian Kerber, MD and Burghard Schumacher, MD. Heart and Vascular Center, Bad Neustadt, Germany

PO5-62. Elevated Beta Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Is it a Predictor of Successful Ablation or a Mere Function of Point in Time Atrial Rhythm?
Mazda Biria, MD, Jayasree Pillarisetti, MD, Namrantha Reddy, BS, Caroline Murray, No Degree, Pavan Patel, MBBS, Subba Reddy Vanga, MD, Raghuveer Dendi, MD, Rhea Pimentel, MD, Martin Emert, MD, Loren Berenbom, MD, James L. Vacek, MD and Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD. University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS

PO5-63. Frequency of Vacuolating Cytotoxin A (VacA)-Positive Helicobacter pylori Seropositivity and TGF-β1 Decrease in Atrial Fibrillation
Sang-Hee Lee, MD, Dong-Gu Shin, MD, Jong-Seon Park, MD, Jae-Ryong Kim, MD, Mi-Ran Ki, PhD, Kyung-Sook Hong, DVM, Il-Hwa Hong, DVM, Jin-Kyu Park, DVM, Ae-Ri Ji, DVM and Kyu-Shik Jeong, PhD. Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, Korea, Republic of, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea, Republic of

PO5-64. Identification Of High Risk Patients Developing Esophageal Injury During Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation: Procedural And Anatomical Considerations
Martin Martinek, MD, PHD, Christian Meyer, Said Hassanein, MD, Josef Aichinger, MD, Gabor Bencsik, MD, Rainer Schoefl, MD, PhD, Gernot Boehm, MD, Petra Kuchinka, PhD, Hans-Joachim Nesser, MD, PhD and Helmut Purerfellner, MD. A.o. Krankenhaus der Elisabethinen, Linz, Austria

PO5-65. Per Ablation Monitoring Of AF Cycle Length On Surface ECG
Olivier Xhaet, MD, Andrei Forclaz, MD, Nick Linton, MD, Ashok Shah, MD, Sanjiv Narayan, MD, Amir Jadidi, MD, Lena Rivard, MD, Shinsuke Myiazaki, MD, Xingpeng Liu, MD, Isabelle Nault, MD, Nicolas Derval, MD, Frederic Sacher, MD, Mélèze Hocini, MD, PhD, Pierre Jais, MD, PhD and Michel Haïssaguerre, MD, PhD. Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque, Bordeaux, France

PO5-66. Intraprocedural Complications Of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Are More Frequent In Elderly Patients (≥ 70 Years)
Ashok J.. Shah, MD, MBBS, Freddy Del Carpio, MD, Xingpeng Liu, MD, Shinsuke Miyazaki, MD, Andrei Forclaz, MD, Amir Jadidi, MD, Lena Rivard, MD, Olivier Xhaet, MD, Nick Linton, MD, Isabelle Nault, MD, Matthew Wright, MD, Nicolas Derval, MD, Frederic Sacher, MD, Meleze Hocini, MD, Michel Haissaguerre, MD and Pierre Jais, MD. Hopital Cardiologique du Haut Leveque, Electrophysiology Services, Bordeaux, France

PO5-67. Relationship of Quality of Life (QOL) to Procedural Success of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Ablation and Post-Ablation AF Burden: Substudy of the STAR AF Randomized Trial
Atul Verma, MD, Roberto Mantovan, MD, Laurent Macle, MD, Giuseppe De Martino, MD, Jian Chen, MD, Carlos Morillo, MD, Paul Novak, MD, Vittorio Calzolari, MD, Peter G. Guerra, MD, Girish Nair, MD, Esteban G. Torrecilla, MD and Yaariv Khaykin, MD. Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, ON, Canada, Ospedale Regionale di Treviso, Treviso, Italy, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada, Casa di Cura Santa Maria, Bari, Italy, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON, Canada, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC, Canada, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain

PO5-68. Proarrhythmic Potential Of The Endocardium Vs. Epicardium In Response To Premature Beats In Patients With Cardiomyopathy At Risk Of Sudden Death
Anandaraja Subramanian, MD, MBBS, Adrian Suszko, BSc, Raja Selvaraj, MD, Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar, MD and Vijay Chauhan, MD. University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada

PO5-69. QRS Fragmentation: Lack of Association with Cardiac Events in Patients with a Normal QRS Duration from MADIT II
Andrew J. Brenyo, MD, Grzegorz Pietrasik, MD, Scott McNitt, MS and Wojciech Zareba, MD. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

PO5-70. Conduction Disturbance in Right Ventricle as a Marker for Identifying High-risk Patients with Brugada Syndrome
Atsushi Doi, MD, Masahiko Takagi, MD, PHD, Keiko Maeda, MD, Hiroaki Tatsumi, MD, Kenji Shimeno, MD and Minoru Yoshiyama, MD. Osaka City Univ, Osaka, Japan

PO5-71. Ventricular Arrhythmias Originating From The Aortomitral Continuity: An Insufficiently Recognized Variant Of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Tachycardia
Jian Chen, MD, Per Ivar Hoff, MD, Eivind Solheim, MD, Lizhi Sun, MD, Peter Schuster, PHD, MD and Ole-Jørgen Ohm, MD, PhD. Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

PO5-72. Denervation Prevents Acute Atrial Electrical Remodeling
Dong Chang, PhD, Shulong Zhang, PhD, Lianjun Gao, PhD and Yanzong Yang, PhD. First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China

PO5-73. Correlation Of Voltage To Echo Mapping Of The Pulmonic Valve: Evidence For Myocardial Extensions Beyond The Valve
Christopher F. Liu, MD, Jim Cheung, MD, Apoor Patel, MD, Andy C. Lin, MD, PhD, Steven M. Markowitz, MD, George Thomas, MD and Bruce B. Lerman, MD, FHRS, CCDS. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

PO5-74. Restituion Portrait Independent of Scar Is Associated With Ventricular Tachycardia Propensity Post Myocardial Infarction
Jim Pouliopoulos, Gopal Sivagangabalan, MBBS, Kaimin Huang, BSc, Michael A. Barry, BSc, Juntang Lu, DVM, Karen Byth, PhD, Aravinda Thiagalingam, MD and Pramesh Kovoor, PhD, FRCP. Westmead Hospital, Dept Of Cardiology, Wentworthville, Australia

PO5-75. Failed Defibrillation Shocks Alter Activation Patterns Following Long but not Short Duration Ventricular Fibrillation
Derek J.. Dosdall, PHD, Jian Huang, MD, PHD, Li Li, Nick Garner, No Degree and Raymind E. Ideker, MD, PHD, FHRS. Univ of Alabama At Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, Univ of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

PO5-76. Anatomic Localization of Para-Hisian PVCs Using a Cryoablation Catheter with the Carto-3 Mapping System
Timothy H.. Mahoney, MD, Bruce Lindsay, MD, Patrick Tchou, MD, Walid Saliba, MD, Oussama Wazni, MD, Thomas Callahan, MD, Bryan Baranowski, MD, Mohamed Kanj, MD and Mohamed Kanj, MD. Cleveland Clinic, Cardiology, Cleveland, OH

PO5-77. Phenotype-Genotype Correlation in a Large Kindred of Type 2 Long QT Syndrome Caused by a Frameshift Mutation Producing Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay
Ignatius Gerardo E. Zarraga, MD, G. Michael Vincent, MD, Matthew Stump, PhD, Quiming Gong, MD, PhD, Li Zhang, MD and Zhengfeng Zhou, MD, PHD. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Main Line Health Heart Center, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

PO5-78. Analysis of the current and gating property changes of KCNH2-T618I mutant in Type 1 Short-QT Syndrome
Li Yang, Yanfei Ruan, MD, Agnieszka Zienciuk, MD, Nian Liu, MD, Mirella Memmi, PhD, Jacek Kusnierz, MD, Marco Denegri, PhD, Tiziana Bachetti, PhD, Morena Seregni, MS, Carlo Napolitano, MD, PhD and Silvia G.. Priori, MD, PhD. Institute of Geriatric Cardiology, Molecular Cardiology, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri I.R.C.C.S., Beijing- Pavia, China, Cardiovascular Genetics, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, Department of Cardiology and Electrotherapy, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland, Molecular Cardiology, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri I.R.C.C.S., Pavia, Italy, Department of Invasive Cardiology, Central Hospital of Ministry of Internal Affairs, Warsaw, Poland, Molecular Cardiology, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri I.R.C.C.S., Cardiovascular Genetics, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, Pavia, New York, Italy

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PO5-80. Important Role Of Transient Outward Current In Cardiac Repolarization
Andras Varro, MD, DSC, Norbert Jost, PhD, Attila Kristóf, MS, Istvan Koncz, MD, Rita Papp, PhD, Zsofia Kohajda, MS, Julius Gy. Papp, MD, ScD and Laszlo Virag, PhD. Univ of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, Hung Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary

PO5-81. Vasoactive Intestine Polypeptide Enhanced Human Delayed Rectifier K+ Current Via A cAmp Dependent PKA Phosphorylation
Haider S. Alwash, MD, Yutao Xi, MD, PHD, Junping Sun, MD, Geru Wu, MD, PHD, Shahrzad Abbasi, MS and Jie Cheng, MD, PhD. Texas Heart Institute/St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

PO5-82. Efficiency of Intramyocardial Injections of Autologous Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells in Patients With Ischemic Heart Failure: a Randomized Study
Alexander Romanov, Evgeny Pokushalov, MD, PhD, Alexander Cherniavskiy, Sergey Artemenko, Petr Larionov, Igor Terehov, Olga Poveschenko, Elena Kliver, Alexander Karaskov and Nabil Dib. State Research Institute of Circulation Pathology, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA

PO5-83. Fibroblast-myocyte Coupling Promotes Cardiac Arrhythmias
Thao P. Nguyen, MD, PhD, Yuanfang Xie, PHD, Alan Garfinkel, PHD, Zhilin Qu, PHD and James N. Weiss, MD. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

PO5-84. Gq signaling-induced Ca2+ waves Abolished by TrpC Inhibition
Angela Kwiatek, PhD, Rishi Arora, MD, Hemanth Koduri, MD, Aria, BS, Paloma Pina, MD, J. Andrew Wasserstrom, PhD, Jeffrey Goldberger, MD, Alan Kadish, MD and Gary L.. Aistrup, PhD. Northwestern Univ, Feinberg School Of Medicine, Chicago, IL

PO5-85. Connexin32 Overexpression in Murine Myocardium Protects Against Reperfusion Arrhythmias
Eugene A.. Sosunov, PHD, Evgeny P. Anyukhovsky, PHD, Kevin Prestia, Yelena N. Kryukova, PhD, Richard B. Robinson, MD, Heather Duffy, PHD and Michael R. Rosen, MD, FHRS. Columbia Univ, New York, NY, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

PO5-86. Oxidative Stress And Autocrine Effects Mediate Pacing-induced Cellular Remodeling In A HL-1 Myocyte Model For Atrial Fibrillation
Yung-Hsin Yeh, MD, Ting-Hsiang Chan, MD, Stanley Nattel, MD, Chi-Tai Kuo, MD and Wei-Jan Chen, MD. Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital/Chang-Gung University, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, Montreal Heart Institute/Montreal University, Montreal, QC, Canada

PO5-87. Dissociation between Electrogram Frequency & Tissue Frequency
Nicole Habel, No Degree, Pierre Znojkiewicz, MD, Andreas Karnbach, No Degree, Nathaniel Thompson, MD, Burton E. Sobel, MD, Jason HT. Bates, PhD and Peter S. Spector, MD. University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

PO5-88. Effect of Atrial Fibrillation Dynamics on the Mechanisms of Spontaneous Termination
Laurent Uldry, Msc, Nathalie Virag, PHD, Jean-Marc Vesin, PhD and Lukas Kappenberger, MD. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, Medtronic Europe, Tolochenaz, Switzerland, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland

PO5-89. A Bayesian Network Model for Screening of Long QT Syndrome in Children
Long Qu, PhD MD MSIS, Victoria Vetter, MD, Haijun Qiu, MS and Peter S. White, PhD. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

PO5-90. Biophysical Modelling To Predict Acute Hemodynamic Response To Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy In Humans
C. Aldo. Rinaldi, MD, FRCP, Pier D. Lambiase, PhD, MRCP, Maxime Sermesant, PhD, Phani Chinchapatnam, PhD, Kawal Rhode, PhD, Simon Duckett, MRCP, Anoop Shetty, MRCP, Radomir Chabiniok, MSc, Tommaso Mansi, MSc, Florence Billet, PhD, Jean-Marc Peyrat, PhD, Herve Delingette, PhD, Philippe Moireau, PhD, Michel Sorine, PhD, Dominique Chapelle, PhD, Nicholas Ayache, PhD, Matthew R.. Ginks, MBBS and Reza Razavi, MD. Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom, Heart Hospital, London, United Kingdom, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis, France, King's College, London, United Kingdom, INRIA, Paris-Rocquencourt, France, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France

PO5-91. QT Interval Instability Correlates With Repolarization Instability
Yuxuan Hu, BS, Xiaozhong Chen, PhD, Viatcheslav Gurev, PhD, Robert Blake, MS, Jason Bayer, BS and Natalia Trayanova, PhD. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

PO5-92. Sodium Channel Blockade Is Anti- Or Profibrillatory Depending On The Site Of Application
Ruben Coronel, MD, PHD, Francien J. Wilms-Schopman, BS and Michiel J. Janse, MD, PhD. Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

PO5-93. Triggered Activity and Spontaneous Recurrences of Atrial Fibrillation in Transgenic Mice with Selective Atrial Fibrosis Caused by Overexpression of TGF- β1
Eue-Keun Choi, MD, PHD, Shien-Fong Lin, PHD, Wuqiang Zhu, MD, Mitsunori Maruyama, MD, Michael C. Fishbein, MD, Michael Rubart-von der Lohe, MD, Loren J. Field, PhD and Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, FHRS. Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indianapolis, IN, Riley Heart Research Center, Indianapolis, IN, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

PO5-94. Stable Discrete High Frequency Sources as the Mechanism of Ventricular Fibrillation in Dogs With Heart Failure
Thomas H.. Everett, IV, PHD, George S. Hulley, BS, Ken W. Lee, MD, Emily E. Wilson, BS and Jeffrey E. Olgin, MD, FHRS. University of California San Francisco, Medicine, Division of Cardiology, San Francisco, CA

PO5-95. Gap Junction Modulation - An Anti-Arrhythmic Strategy to Prevent Reperfusion VF
Fu Siong Ng, MD, Alexander R. Lyon, MD, PhD, Iqbal T. Shadi, PhD, Eugene TY. Chang, MSc, Rasheda A. Chowdhury, MS, Emmanuel Dupont, PhD and Nicholas S. Peters, MD, PHD, FHRS. Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

PO5-96. Amiodarone Versus Sotalol: Safer Antiarrhythmic Treatment By Amiodarone In Heart Failure Due To Lack Of Effect On Dispersion Of Repolarization And Creation Of A Rectangular Action Potential Morphology
Gerrit Frommeyer, Peter Milberg, MD, Patricia Witte, Joerg Stypmann, MD, Guenter Breithardt and Lars Eckardt, MD. Hospital of the Westfalian Wilhelms-University - Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Muenster, Germany

PO5-97. Regional Impact-Induced Arrhythmia in Isolated Rabbit Heart Visualised by Optical Mapping
T. A. Quinn, PhD, Peter Lee, MSc, Gil Bub, PhD, Avi Epstein, PhD and Peter Kohl, MD, PhD. University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, European Molecular Biology Lab, Heidelberg, Germany

PO5-98. Particulate Air Pollution Provoke Early Afterdepolarization And Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Via Oxidative Stress In Langendorff-perfused Rat Hearts
Jin-Bae Kim, MD, Chang-Soo Kim, MD, PhD, Chang-Yun Lee, MS, Hye Jin Hwang, MD, Hui-Nam Pak, MD, PhD, Donghoon Choi, MD, PhD, Moon-Hyoung Lee, MD, PhD, Dong Chun Shin, MD, PhD, Sung-Soon Kim, MD, PhD and Boyoung Joung, MD, PhD. Cardiology Division, Myongji Cardiovascular Center., Goyang, Korea, Republic of, Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University Health System, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, Cardiology Division, Yonsei University Health System, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

PO5-99. Alternans Of Action Potential Amplitude Is Associated With Ventricular Arrhythmia In Heart Failure
Rachel C.. Myles, MBBS, Francis L. Burton, PhD, Stuart M. Cobbe, MD, FRCP and Godfrey L. Smith, PHD. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

PO5-100. Angiotensin II mediated pro-arrhythmic remodeling and CaMKII signaling in Atrial Fibrillation
Anil Purohit, MD, PhD, Paari Dominic-Swaminathan, MD, Madhu Singh, PhD and Mark E. Anderson, MD, PhD. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Cardiology, Iowa City, IA

PO5-101. Long Term n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Prevents the Development of the AF Substrate in Chronic Heart Failure
Dennis H.. Lau, MD, Angelo Carbone, BSc, Peter J. Psaltis, MBBS, Lorraine Mackenzie, PhD, Robert Metcalf, BSc, Pawel Kuklik, MSc., Adam J. Nelson, No Degree, Christopher X. Wong, Anthony G. Brooks, BS, David A. Saint, PhD, Michael J. James, PhD, Glenn D. Young, Stephen G. Worthley, MBBS, PhD and Prashanthan Sanders, MBBS, PHD. Royal Adelaide Hospital & University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

PO5-102. Intrinsic Autonomic Remodeling with Heterogenous Changes of Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Innervations Causes Atrial Fibrillation in Heart Failure Dogs
Li-Wei Lo, MD, Yu-Ting Chang, MS, Yenn-Jiang Lin, MD, Chuen-Wang Chiou, MD, Shih-Huang Lee, MD, Shih-Ann Chen, MD and Hung-I Yeh, MD, PhD. Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

PO5-103. Aldosterone Blockade Regresses Ventricular Fibrosis and Conduction Delays via Modulation of TGF-β Independent Inflammatory Pathways in Experimental Heart Failure
Christine C. Tanaka-Esposito, MD, Subha L. Varahan, MD, Michael S. Zawaneh, MD, Nichole L. Martovitz, No Degree, Darwin Jeyaraj, MD, MD and Bruce S. Stambler, MD. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Case Western Reserve University Metro Health Campus, Cleveland, OH

PO5-104. The Cytoplasmic Domains of Cardiac Inward Rectifier Potassium Channels as Antifibrillatory Targets
Sami F.. Noujaim, PhD, Jeanne Stuckey, PhD, Daniela Ponce-Balbuena, PhD, Tania Ferrer-Villada, PhD, Angelica López-Izquierdo, PhD, Sandeep Pandit, PhD, Omer Berenfeld, PhD, Krzysztof R. Grzeda, MD, PhD, Jose Sánchez Chapula, PhD and Jose Jalife, MD. University of Michigan, Internal Medicine - Center for Arrhythmia, Ann Arbor, MI, University of Michigan, Life Sciences Institute, Ann Arbor, MI, Universidad de Colima, Mexico, Colima, Mexico

PO5-105. Congenital Heart Block-Associated Electrocardiographic Abnormalities in Two Experimental Transgenic Mice
Mohamed Boutjdir, MD, Yongxia Sarah. Qu, MD, PhD and Eddy Karnabi, MD. VA Medical Center, SUNY Downstate and NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, VA Medical Center, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

PO5-106. Transmural Discrepancy of Dominant Frequencies in Chronic Animal Models of Atrial Fibrillation
Ta-Chuan Tuan, MD, Yenn-Jiang Lin, MD, Ching-Tai Tai, MD, Ming-Hsiung Hsieh, MD and Shih-Ann Chen, MD. Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Wan-Fang Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

PO5-107. Mortality and Safety of Catheter Ablation for Antiarrhythmic Drug Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia in Elderly Patients with Coronary Heart Disease
Keiichi Inada, MD, Kurt C. Roberts-Thomson, MBBS, PhD, Daniel Steven, MD, Jens Seiler, MD, PhD, Bruce A. Koplan, MD, Usha B. Tedrow, MD, MS and William G. Stevenson, MD, FHRS. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

PO5-108. Utility of a “Primary” Epi- / Endo- Approach to Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Related to Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
Sheldon M. Singh, MD, Andre d'Avila, MD, Srinivas Dukkipati, MD, James Coffey, MD, Stephan Danik, MD, Kyoko Soejima, MD and Vivek Y. Reddy, MD. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, University of Miami Hospitals, Miami, FL, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

PO5-109. Effects Of Amiodarone Treatment After Ablation Of Ventricular Tachycardia
Caterina Bisceglia, MD, Francesca Baratto, MD, Giuseppe Maccabelli, Nicola Trevisi, Manuela Cireddu, MD, Giuseppe Grandinetti, MD and Paolo Della Bella, MD. Centro Cardiologico Monzino, MIlano, Italy

PO5-110. Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation Remains a Treatment of Last Resort in Patients with Structural Heart Disease
David S. Frankel, MD, Melissa Robinson, MD, Elad Anter, MD, Brian D. McCauley, MS, Erica S. Zado, PAC, David J. Callans, MD, FHRS, CCDS and Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

PO5-111. Left Ventricular Noncompaction is associated with progressive risk for CHF, Stroke, and Ventricular Tachycardia
Henri Roukoz, MD, William T. Katsiyiannis, MD, John R. Lesser, MD, Casey Lawler, MD and Robert G. Hauser, MD. Universiity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis Heart Institute, Minneapolis, MN

PO5-112. Is there a Benign Variant of Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia?
Jaimie Manlucu, MD, Lorne J. Gula, MD, George J. Klein, MD, Allan C. Skanes, MD, Raymond Yee, MD and Andrew D. Krahn, MD. London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON, Canada

PO5-113. A Risk Score Based on Spectral Turbulence Analysis of the Signal Averaged ECG for Predicting Cardiac Death in Subjects with Chronic Chagas Heart Disease
Paulo R.. Barbosa, Bernardo R. Tura, MD, ScD, Eduardo C. Barbosa, José Barbosa-Filho, MD, ScD and Bharat K. Kantharia, MD. University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Universidade Gama Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PO5-114. Intravenous Sotalol Induced QT Prolongation Predicts Serum Sotalol Concentration
John C. Somberg, MD, Vasant V. Ranade, PhD, Zita Molnar, PharmD, Trudie Somberg, BA and Janos Molnar, M.D.. Rush University, Chicago, IL, Academic Pharmaceuticals, Lake Bluff, IL, CVS Pharmacy, Chicago, IL, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, NY

PO5-116. Elevated C-Reactive Protein is associated with Electrocardiographic Markers of Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients undergoing Prophylactic ICD Implantation
Darshan Dalal, MBBS, PhD, Fleur V. Y.. Tjong, MD, Alan Cheng, MD, Barry Fetics, MS, Sandeep Bansal, MD, Barbara Butcher, RN, Sanaz Norgard, BS, Wei Guo, MS, Erik Bukata, MS, David Spragg, MD, David Thiemann, MD, Eliseo Guallar, MD, PhD, Hugh Calkins, MD, Ronald Berger, MD and Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD. Johns Hopkins Univ, School of Medincine, Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins Univ, School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

PO5-117. N-terminal pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide Predicts Sudden Cardiac Death Risk: the Cardiovascular Health Study
Kristen K.. Patton, MD, Nona Sotoodehnia, MD, David S. Siscovick, MD, Christopher DeFilippi, MD, John S. Gottdiener, MD and Richard A. Kronmal, PhD. University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Univ of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

PO5-118. Effectiveness of Routine pre-participation athletic screening in Competitive Collegiate athletes
Rohit Malhotra, MD, Peter Pollak, MD, Dilaawar J. Mistry, MD, John M. MacKnight, MD, Ethan N. Saliba, PhD and Srijoy Mahapatra, BSEE, MD. University of Virginia, Internal Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

PO5-119. Analysis of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Employing Radionuclide Angiography
Colleen J. Johnson, M.D., John W. O'Connell, MS, Deanna Green, BA, Nitish Badhwar, MBBS, CCDS, Elias Botvinick, MD and Melvin Scheinman, MD, FHRS. UCSF, San Francisco, CA

PO5-120. Anti-NMDA-Receptor Encephalitis: An Emerging Cause of Centrally Mediated Sinus Node Dysfunction
Tamim M. Nazif, MD, Lawrence S. Honig, MD and Jose' M. Dizon, MD, CCDS. New York - Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

PO5-121. Cocaine Induced Sinus Bradycardia: A Novel Cardiovascular Manifestation
John M.. Fontaine, MD, Gbemiga G. Sofowora, MBChB, Sudarone Thihalolipavan, MD and Bina E.. Franklin, MD. Drexel Univ College of Medicine - Hahnemann Univ Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

PO5-122. Near Infra-red Spectroscopy Cerebral Oxygen Saturation Monitoring As A Diagnostic Tool In Patients With Vaso-vagal Syncope
Artur Z.. Pietrucha, MD, Mateusz Wnuk, MD, Irena Bzukala, No Degree, Ewa Wojewodka-Zak, MD, Wieslawa Piwowarska, MD, PhD and Jadwiga Nessler, MD, PhD. Jagiellonian Univ, Institute of Cardiology, Coronary Disease Dept, Cracow, Poland

PO5-123. Use Of Implantable Loop Recorders Leads To Specific Diagnosis And Treatment Of “Unexplained Syncope” Patients In Clinical Practice - Results From An International, Multi-center Study
Nils G.. Edvardsson, MD, PHD, Viveka Frykman, MD, PhD, Rob van Mechelen, MD, Peter Mitro, MD, Afsaneh Mohii-Oskarsson, MD, Jean-Luc Pasquié, MD, PHD, Hemanth Ramanna, MD, Frank Schwertfeger, MD, Rodolfo Ventura, MD, Despina Voulgaraki, BSc, Claudio Garutti, BSc and Nick Linker, MD. Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg, Sweden, Danderyds Sjukhus, Danderyd, Sweden, Sint Fransiscus Ziekenhuis, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Faculty Hospital L. Pasteura, Kosice, Slovakia, S:t Görans Sjukhus, Stockholm, Sweden, CHU Arnaud de Villeneuve, Montpellier, France, Medisch Centrum Haaglanden, Den Haag, Netherlands, Spreewald Klinik, Luebben, Germany, Krankenhaus "Links der Weser", Bremen, Germany, Medtronic, Bakken Research Center, Maastricht, Netherlands, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough, United Kingdom

PO5-124. Evaluation of VIp feaTure in pacemaker pAtients (EVITA): 6 Month results
Josephus Schurmans, MD, Lauri Toivonen, MD, Jüri Voitk, MD, Craig Barr, MD, Peter Peytchev, MD, Mark Hall, MD, Ewald Himmrich, MD, PHD, Vincent Willems, Electro Mechanical Engeneering, Alexander Bauer, MD, On Behalf of the Evita Study Investigators. AZ Sint Dimpna, Geel, Belgium, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland, North Estonian Regional Hospital Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia, Russels Hall Hospital, Dudley, United Kingdom, Cardiovascular Center Aalst, Aalst, Belgium, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Klinikum der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany, St Jude Medical International, Inc., Zaventem, Belgium, University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

PO5-125. Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of 1810 Patients Requiring Permanent Ventricular Pacing who participate in the BioPace Study
Reinhard C.. Funck, MD, Jean-Jacques Blanc, MD, Mauricio Lunati, MD, Christopher Piorkowski, MD, Luc De Roy, MD, Vince Paul, MD and David Wuensch, MS. Philipps Univ, Marburg, Germany, CHU Brest Cavale Blanche,, Brest, France, Azienda Ospedaliera Niguarda, Milano, Italy, Herzzentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, Cliniques Universitaires UCL, Yvoir, Belgium, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia, SJM International, Inc, Zaventem, Belgium

PO5-126. HV Interval As A Predictor For Appropriate ICD Shocks In Patients With The Brugada Syndrome
Jose M.. Rubio, MD, Pepa Sanchez-Borque, Juan Benezet-Mazuecos, MD, Pedro Pablo Perez, RN, Silvia del Castillo, MD, Ester Macia, MD, Pedro Ramirez, RN and Jeronimo Farre, MD, PhD. Fund Jimenez Diaz-Uni Arritmi, Servicio De Cardiologia, Madrid, Spain

PO5-127. New ICD Algorithm To Detect Lead Failure Noise And Prevent Inappropriate Therapy
Jennifer Rhude, MS, CCDS, Christina Casella, MS, Benjamin Coppola, PhD, Shubha Asopa, MS, Anna Rec, MS, Vivian Wilcox, BS, C. O. West, BS, David Koenig, BS and Weiqun Yang, MS. St Jude Medical, Sylmar, CA

PO5-128. Impact of Transthoracic Impedance on Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Effectiveness
Nicole Bianco, PHD and Steven J. Szymkiewicz, MD. ZOLL Cardiac Management Solutions, Pittsburgh, PA

PO5-129. Monitoring Performance Of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices Using Automatic Remote Monitoring: Results From The Trust Trial
Niraj Varma, MD, PHD, TRUST Investigators. Cleveland Clinic; Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland, OH

PO5-130. Do Patients without ICD Therapy before First Generator Replacement Need A Second Device? Results Of The Insure Study
Burkhard J. Huegl, MD, Johannes Sperzel, MD, Sascha Stiller, MD, Johann Mermi, MD, Ulf Meltendorf, MD and Thomas Fetsch, MD. St. Elisabeth Krankenhaus, Neuwied, Germany, Kerckhoff Klinik, Bad Nauheim, Germany, University Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany, Klinikum Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany, IKKF, Munich, Germany

PO5-131. Incidence Of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias In Patients Receiving Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy Device. A Retrospective Analysis Comparing Patients With And Without Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy
A B Gopalamurugan, MD, MBBS, Girish Ganesha Babu, MRCP, Syed Ahsan, MRCP, Dominic Rogers, MRCP, Pier Lambiase, PhD, MRCP, Anthony Chow, MD, FRCP, Martin Lowe, MD, FRCP, Edward Rowland, MD, FRCP and Oliver Segal, MD. The Heart Hospital, London, United Kingdom

PO5-132. Electro-Mechanical Delay and Uncoupling are Major Determinants of Dysfunction in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
Chih-Chieh Yu, MD, Yi-Chih Wang, MD, PhD, Ruth Klepfer, PhD, Kathryn Hilpisch, BS, Ling-Ping Lai, MD, PhD and Jiunn-Lee Lin, MD, PhD. National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Medtronic, Inc, Minneapolis, MN, Medtronic, Inc.,, Minneapolis, MN

PO5-133. Probability of Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Effect of Pre-Implant QRS Duration and Gender
Dat Nguyen, DO, Mahesh Manne, MD, MPH, Patrick Tchou, MD and Niraj Varma, MD, PhD. Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

PO5-134. Should an CRT-ICD implanted in all Patients with permanent Right Ventricular Stimulation reduced Left Ventricular Function?
Kai Sonne, MD, Anett Grosse, MD, Santi Raffa, MD, PhD, Michele Brunelli, MD and Christoph Geller, MD. Krankenhaus Landshut-Achdorf, Landshut, Germany, Clinic of Cardiology, Divsion of Electrophysiology, Zentralklinik Bad Berka, Bad Berka, Germany

PO5-135. Exercise Guided Optimization Of The Atrioventricular Delay In Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Alexander H.. Maass, MD, Bart A. Mulder, Henriette Van der Wal, MD, Bas A. Schoonderwoerd, MD, PhD and Isabelle C. Van Gelder, MD, PHD. University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

PO5-136. Real Time Overlay Of Coronary Vein Anatomy And Myocardial Scar To Guide Left Ventricular Lead Implantation In Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy
Simon G. Duckett, MBBS, Matthew R. Ginks, MBBS, Benjamin R. Knowles, MSc, Ying Ma, Ph. D, Anoop Shetty, MBBS, Gerry S. Carr-White, PhD, FRCP, Reza Razavi, MD, FRCP, Tobias Schaeffter, PhD, Kawal Rhode, PhD and C. Aldo. Rinaldi, MD, FRCP. Kings College London, London, United Kingdom, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom

PO5-137. The Left Ventricular Evoked Response Signal in Bipolar LV Pacing Leads with a Large Inter-electrode Spacing
John H. Lobban, MD, Gautham Kalahasty, MD, Michael C. Giudici, MD, FHRS, Rahul N. Doshi, MD, Michael R. Gold, MD, PHD, FHRS, Amy Brisben, PhD, David Dawson, BS, Julie Ecklund, MS, Shibaji Shome, PHD and Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD. Morgantown Internal Medicine Group, Morgantown, WV, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Genesis Heart Institute, Davenport, IA, St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, CA, Medical Univ of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, Boston Scientific CRM, St. Paul, MN

PO5-138. Low-amplitude Vagus Nerve Stimulation Transiently Affects Heart Rate and Blood Pressure in Awake Humans
Katherine Fan, MD, Raymond Yee, MD, CCDS, Lorne J. Gula, MD, MS, Cathy Bentley, RN, BSN, Avram Scheiner, PhD, Sum Lam, MS, Macrina Wong, MS, RN, Maria Parke, BS, Ruth Nicholson. Klepfer, PHD and Allan Skanes, MD. Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, London Health Sciences Center, London, ON, Canada, Medtronic, Inc, Minneapolis, MN, Medtronic, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

PO5-139. Evaluation of a New Multi-Vector Impedance Based Algorithm for Detection of Pulmonary Edema
James G. Porterfield, MD, FHRS, Linda Porterfield, PhD, Scott L. Beau, MD, Raffaele Corbisiero, MD, G. Stephen Greer, MD, Charles Love, MD, Fermin Garcia, MD and Ray Kawasaki, MD. The University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, Arkansas Heart Hospital, Little Rock, AR, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Browns Mills, NJ, Baptist Health Medical Center, Little Rock, AR, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, MidWest Heart Foundation, Lombard, IL

PO5-140. The Use of Velocity Vector Imaging & LV Circumferential Strain Analysis in Non-responders to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Gery F.. Tomassoni, MD, Lynn Hutchins, RN, Melody Muir, RN, Jennifer Isaacs, MS and Aaron B. Hesselson, MD. Lexington Cardiology Consultants, Lexington, KY, Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, KY

PO5-142. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Improves Exercise Ventilatory Control
Lyle J. Olson, M.D., Robert F. Rea, MD, Jennifer M. Fitz-Gibbon, MS, Christopher G. Scott, MS and Bruce D. Johnson, PhD. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

PO5-143. Value of Echocardiographic Mechanical Dyssynchrony Assessment in Selecting Patients for Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy
Ihab G. Diab, MRCP, Ravindu Kamdar, MBBS, CCDS, Ross Hunter, MRCP, Thomas Berriman, MBBS, Edward Duncan, PhD, MRCP, Dominic Abrams, PhD, MRCP, Mehul Dhinoja, MRCP, Mark Earley, PhD, MRCP, Simon Sporton, PhD, FRCP and Richard Schilling, MD. Barts and the London NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

PO5-144. Augmentation of ECG Signal to Noise Ratio to Facilitate Beat Detection
Jie Lian, PHD, Garth Garner, MS, Hollis Whittington, PhD, Dirk Muessig, PhD and Larry Stotts, PhD. Micro Systems Engineering Inc, Lake Oswego, OR

PO5-145. Active Fixated Screw-in Leads In Coronary Veins For Left Ventricular Stimulation
Bert Hansky, MD, Juergen Vogt, MD, Johannes Heintze, MD, Klaus Gutleben, MD, Thomas Eitz, MD and Jan Gummert, PhD. Heart Center Northrhine-Westfalia, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

PO5-146. Influence of Ventricular pacing stimulation site on left ventricular diastolic function: Echocardiographic and Tissue Doppler assessment
Hector S. Manzolillo, Jr., PhD, Jorge Isaac. Parras, Dr, MD, Esteban D. Villegas, Dr, MD, Rolando Esteban. Pantich, Dr, MD, Luciano Mazzaro, Med, Ignacio Dario. Reyes, MD and Domingo Luis. Pozzer, MD. Instituto de Cardiologia de Corrientes, Corrientes Argentina, Argentina, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

PO5-147. An Unexpected Icd Lead Complication Puts At Risk The Outcome Of An Orthotropic Heart Transplantation
Tamas Szili-Torok, MD, PHD, Kadir Caliskan, MD, Attila Kardos, MD, PhD, Lex Maat, MD, PhD, Luc Jordaens, MD, PHD and Aggie Balk, MD, PhD. Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

PO5-148. Initial Experience with the EvolutionTM Mechanical Dilator Sheath for Lead Extraction: a Safe and Efficacious Extraction Tool
Ayman A.. Hussein, MD, Bruce Wilkoff, MD, David Martin, MD, Saima Karim, DO, Mohamed Kanj, MD, Thomas Callahan, MD, Bryan Baranowski, MD, Walid Saliba, MD and Oussama M.. Wazni, MD. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

PO5-149. Feasibility of Repeat Transvenous Lead Extraction in the Same Patient
Vamshi Mallavarapu, MD, David Weisman, MD, David Charles, DO, Jon Grammes, DO, Christine S. Saari, CRNP, Luke Kusmirek, MD, John Fontaine, MD and Steven P. Kutalek, MD. Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

PO5-150. Novel Method for Calibration of Acoustic Energy Transfer in a Wireless Pacing System
N. Parker Willis, PhD, Axel Brisken, PhD, Debra S. Echt, MD, FHRS and Mark Cowan, BSc. EBR Systems, Sunnyvale, CA

PO5-151. Initial Clinical Experience With A Novel Left Ventricular Quadripolar Lead
Johannes K.. Sperzel, MD, Wilfried Dänschel, MD, Klaus Gutleben, MD, Wolfgang Kranig, MD, Peter Mortensen, MD, Derek Conolly, MD, Christopher A. Rinaldi, MD, Linda Saberi, MSc and Benoit Hallier. Kerckhoff-Klinik GmbH, Cardiology, Bad Nauheim, Germany, Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum, Chemnitz, Germany, Herzzentrum NRW, Bad Oeyenhausen, Germany, Schüchtermann-Klinik, Bad Rothenfelde, Germany, Aarhus University Hospital Skejby, Aarhus, Denmark, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom, St. Thomas Hospital, London, United Kingdom, St. Jude Medical CRMD, Sylmar, CA, St. Jude Medical EMEAC, Zaventem, Belgium

PO5-152. Downloadable Software Reduces Inappropriate Shocks Caused by ICD Lead Fractures
Charles D.. Swerdlow, MD, FHRS, CCDS, Bruce Gunderson, MS, Kevin Ousdigian, MS, Haresh Sachanandani, MS and Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, Medtronic, Inc., Moundsview, MN, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA

PO5-153. PhysioFlow Impedance Cardiography versus Doppler Flow Echocardiography in Biventricular Pacemaker Optimization
Lawrence J.. Gessman, MD, Alexander J. Mathew, M.D., Maritza Cotto, MD, Marie Sadler, RDCS, Danielle Goldglantz, BS, Susan , MSN, APN-C; Zimmerman, MSN, ACNP, Barry Milcarek, PhD, Krystal Hunter, MBA, Melvin C. White, MD, John Andriulli, DO, Nader Ghaly, MD and Smith Jean, Ph.D.. Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

PO5-154. A Prospective Analysis of Atrial Fibrillation Episode Number and Duration after Pulmonary Vein Isolation: Findings from 12 Months of Continuous ECG Loop Recordings
Alexander Romanov, Evgeny Pokushalov, MD, PhD, Sergey Artemenko, Pavel Shugaev, Alex Turov, Vitaliy Shabanov, Ilya Stenin, Dmitriy Elesin and Nataliya Shirokova. State Research Institute of Circulation Pathology, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

PO5-155. Deciphering the 12-lead ECG to Identify LV Preactivation in Relation to LV Lead Location
Karthik K.. Linganathan, MD and John M. Fontaine, MD. Drexel Univ College of Medicine, Dept of Cardiology, Philadelphia, PA

PO5-156. Comparison of complication rates with downsized Medtronic versus St. Jude defibrillation leads
Matthew Klein, MD, Yoaav Krauthammer, MD, Frank A. Cuoco, MD, Ernest Matthew Quin, MD, Jason Goebel, MD, Richard Vest, MD, J. Lacy Sturdivant, MD, Robert B. Leman, MD, J. Marcus Wharton, MD and Michael R. Gold, MD, PHD, FHRS. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

PO5-157. Appropriate Therapies Predict Long Term Mortality In Primary And Secondary Prevention Of Sudden Cardiac Death
Giuseppe Stabile, MD, Carlo D'Agostino, MD, Donato Melissano, MD, Assunta Iuliano, MD, Giovanni Donnici, MD, Antonio De Simone, MD, Michele Palella, MD, Natale Marrazzo, MD, Carmine Ciardiello, BS and Francesco Solimene, MD. Clinica Mediterranea, Napoli, Italy, Ospedale di Venere, Bari, Italy, Ospedale Ferrari, Casarano, Italy, Clinica Montevergine, Mercogliano, Italy, Boston Scientific, Milano, Italy

PO5-158. Comparison of Survival in Patients with Sprint Fidelis and Quattro Secure ICD Leads
Thomas B.. Morrison, MD, William H. Maisel, MD, MPH, FHRS, Paul A. Friedman, MD, FHRS, Linda M. Kallinen, BS, FHRS, CCDS, David O. Hodge, MS, Daniel Crusan, BS, Kapil Kumar, MD, MPH, FHRS, David L. Hayes, MD, FHRS, CCDS, Robert F. Rea, MD and Robert G. Hauser, MD, FHRS, CCDS. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, Minneapolis Heart Institute, Minneapolis, MN

PO5-159. Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillators In Young Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients
Anna N. Kamp, M.D., Robert J.. Gajarski, MD, Mark Russell, MD, Sharlene Day, MD, MacDonald Dick, II, MD, Gerald Serwer, MD, FHRS, Ira Shetty, MD and David Bradley, MD. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

PO5-160. Effect of Defibrillation Threshold Testing-Induced Ventricular Fibrillation on Renal Function
Jose L. Baez-Escudero, MD, Chotikorn Khunnawat, MD, Ian L. Weisberg, MD, Dipak P. Shah, MD, Martin C. Burke, DO and John F. Beshai, MD. University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

PO5-161. Optimal Management of Anticoagulation: Is Interruption of Anticoagulation Necessary?
Peter H.. Belott, MD, FHRS and Kristen Finn. Hulan, BS. The Arrhythmia Center, El Cajon, CA

PO5-162. Real-World Incidence Of Long-term Surgical And Mechanical Complications Among Veterans With Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators
Paul D.. Varosy, MD, Cara N.. Pellegrini, MD, Yanfei Yang, MD, Paul A.. Heidenreich, MD, Rakesh Singh, BS, John Rumsfeld, MD, PhD and Barry M.. Massie, MD. VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System and University of Colorado, Denver, CO, San Francisco VAMC/UCSF, San Francisco, CA, Palo Alto VA Health Care System and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco VAMC, San Francisco, CA

PO5-163. Is Sports Participation Safe in Patients with Genotype Proven Long QT Syndrome?
Peter F.. Aziz, MD, Tammy Wieand, MS, V. Ramesh. Iyer, MD and Maully J. Shah, MBBS. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Cardiology, Philadelphia, PA

PO5-164. Non-invasive Risk Stratification is Possible in Pediatric Patients with Pre-excitation
Richard J.. Czosek, MD, Jeffrey Anderson, MD, Katelyn Mellion, BA, Bradley Marino, MD and Timothy Knilans, MD. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

PO5-165. Dynamic Changes in Left Ventricular Systolic Function and Dyssynchrony at rest and on exercise in asymptomatic children paced for congenital heart block
Maria Ilina, MD, Elizabeth A. Stephenson, MD, Cameron Slorach, RDCS, Susan L. Roche, MD, Luc Mertens, MD, PhD and Paul F. Kantor, MBChB. Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

PO5-166. Pulmonary Vein Isolation for the Treatment of Drug-Refractory Atrial Fibrillation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
Femi Philip, MD, Andrea Natale, MD and Richard Krasuski, MD. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, Austin, TX

PO5-167. Epidemiology of cardiac electrophysiology in Australia
Bradley Wilsmore, BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), PhD, Tommy Wong, FRACP, Peng Choong, MBBS and Maged William, MBBS, PhD. Gosford Hospital, Gosford, Australia

PO5-168. Quadruple-Site Ventricular Pacing
Helbert Acosta, MD, Kranti Gollapudi, MD, Seetharam Mannem, MD, Lina M.. Viafara, MD, Fernando Osorio, MD, Foluso Ogunleye, MD, Julie Bear, RN and Vijay Pothula, MD. Cardiovascular Medicine PC, Electrophysiology, Moline, IL, Trinity West Medical Center, Rock Island, IL, Universidad Del Valle, Cali, Colombia, Brigham and Womens, Boston, MA

PO5-169. Epicardial Catheter Ablation of Simultaneous Manifest And Concealed Ventricular Tachycardia in Noncompaction Myocarditis
Benedict M. Glover, MD, Imad Hameedullah, BSc, Eugene Downer, MD and Vijay S. Chauhan, MD. Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

PO5-170. Genetic Testing In Patients With Positive Family History And Survived Sudden Cardiac Death - Does It Make Sense?
Thomas Neumann, MD, Harald Greiss, Damir Erkapic, MD, Alexander Berkowitsch, PhD, Nadine Kiehne, MS, Silke Kauferstein, PhD, Malte Kuniss, MD and Heinz F. Pitschner, MD. Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany, Centre of Legal Medicine, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

PO5-171. Successful Catheter Ablation For Ventricular Fibrillation In A Patient With Inferolateral Early Reporalization
Katsuaki Yokoyama, MD, PHD, Mitsunobu Enomoto, MD, PhD, Yasuhito Kubochi, MD, Sho-ichi Komoriya, MD, PhD, Hiroshi Aoyama, MD, PhD, Hidehito Takase, MD, PhD, Kagari Matsudaira, MD, PhD, Shinobu Imai, MD, PhD, Ken Nagao, MD and Atsushi Hirayama, MD. Surugadai Nihon University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

PO5-172. Typical Flutter in an Atypical Patient: Ablation of “Clockwise” Atrial Flutter in a Patient with Situs Inversus Totalis and Limited Venous Access
Royce L.. Bargas, DO, Christopher S. Stees, DO, Joseph L. Schuller, MD, Diego F. Belardi, MD, Ryan G. Aleong, MD, Paul D. Varosy, MD, Michelle S.C. Khoo, MBChB, William H. Sauer, MD and Christopher M. Lowery. Univ of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO


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