Charles J. Love
Johns Hopkins University
Internal medicineSurgeryLead (electronics)CardiologyIntensive care medicineEmergency medicineCardiac resynchronization therapyImplantable cardioverter-defibrillatorVeinDefibrillationHeart failureAtrial fibrillationHeart RhythmImplantLead extractionPermanent pacemakerIn patientImplantable defibrillatorTransvenous leadExpert consensusAnesthesiaConfidence intervalExtraction (chemistry)Medical emergencyMedicineEjection fraction
Publications 98
Guidelines exist for monitoring to diagnose and manage patients with several different conditions. Although there have been recent updates to the guidelines, the constantly evolving and advancing nature of the technologies creates a gap at times between the newest monitors, the indications for their use, and the reimbursement by the payers. The key element to the choice of the modality of monitoring remains matching the correct technology to the type, severity, frequency, and duration of the pat...
#1Sunil SinhaH-Index: 19
Last. Hugh CalkinsH-Index: 129
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With the global increase in device implantations, there is a growing need to train physicians to implant pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Although there are international recommendations for device indications and programming, there is no consensus to date regarding implantation technique. This document is founded on a systematic literature search and review, and on consensus from an international task force. It aims to fill the gap by setting standards for device implanta...
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#1Alessio Gasperetti (Johns Hopkins University)
#2Marco SchiavoneH-Index: 6
Last. Paolo CompagnucciH-Index: 4
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Background null Recently, the Food and Drug Administration issued a recall for the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) because of the possibility of lead ruptures and accelerated battery depletion. null null null Objective null The aim of this study was to evaluate device-related complications over time in a large real-world multicenter S-ICD cohort. null null null Methods null Patients implanted with an S-ICD from January 2015 to June 2020 were enrolled from a 19-institu...
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BACKGROUND Transvenous lead extraction (TLE) is an important part of comprehensive lead management. The selection of tools available has expanded in recent years but data on their efficacy is limited. OBJECTIVE To evaluate outcomes using the TightRail™ mechanical rotating mechanical dilator sheath in comparison to excimer laser sheaths and describe factors predictive of successful extraction. METHODS Patients undergoing TLE at a single tertiary center (2013-2019) were included in a prospective r...
#1Giovanni B. ForleoH-Index: 26
#2Alessio Gasperetti (Johns Hopkins University)
Last. Agostino Piro (Policlinico Umberto I)
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Abstract null Background null To date, only few comparisons between subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) patients undergoing vs. not undergoing defibrillation testing (DT) at implantation (DT+ vs DT-) have been reported. null Objective null Aim of the study was to compare long-term clinical outcomes of two propensity-matched cohorts of DT+ and DT- patients. null Methods null Among consecutive S-ICD patients, implanted across 17 centers from January 2015 to October 2020, DT...
#1Fozia Z. Ahmed (University of Manchester)H-Index: 11
#2Carina Blomström-Lundqvist (Uppsala University)H-Index: 63
Last. Andrew D. Krahn (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 42
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Aim The Prevention of Arrhythmia Device Infection Trial (PADIT) infection risk score, developed based on a large prospectively collected data set, identified five independent predictors of cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) infection. We performed an independent validation of the risk score in a data set extracted from U.S. healthcare claims. Methods and results Retrospective identification of index CIED procedures among patients aged ≥18 years with at least one record of a CIED proced...
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#1Niraj Varma (Cleveland Clinic)H-Index: 33
#2Charles J. Love (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 28
Last. Trust InvestigatorsH-Index: 3
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Abstract Objectives The goal of this study was to test whether continuous automatic remote patient monitoring (RPM) linked to centralized analytics reduces nonactionable in-person patient evaluation (IPE) but maintains detection of at-risk patients and provides actionable notifications. Background Conventional ambulatory care requires frequent IPEs. Many encounters are nonactionable, and additional unscheduled IPEs occur. Methods Patients receiving implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for Cla...
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#1Niraj Varma (Cleveland Clinic)H-Index: 33
#2James BakerH-Index: 9
Last. Raffaele CorbisieroH-Index: 5
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BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) epicardial pacing results in slowly propagating paced wavefronts. We postulated that this effect might limit cardiac resynchronization therapy efficacy in patients with LV enlargement using conventional biventricular pacing with single-site LV pacing, but be mitigated by LV stimulation from 2 widely spaced sites using MultiPoint pacing with wide anatomic separation (MPP-AS: ≥30 mm). We tested this hypothesis in the multicenter randomized MPP investigational devic...
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