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Atrial fibrillation in cardiac resynchronization therapy patients: should we ablate the atrioventricular node?
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PMID:  22908917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Prevalence of persistent atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy remains high. Several factors, including suboptimal biventricular capture rates, compound the significant mortality and response rates in patients with atrial fibrillation and severe heart failure. Atrioventricular nodal ablation provides the best mean of rate control in this population. In this article, the authors evaluate a recently published trial addressing this issue in a prospective fashion and discuss the results and clinical applications.
Authors:
Andrew U Chai; Brian P Nolan; Marcos Daccarett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  843-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Heart Failure Section, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID, USA.
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