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Atrial fibrillation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: another indication for circumferential pulmonary vein ablation?
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PMID:  16716022     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atrial fibrillation is often highly symptomatic in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In the present paper we describe the results of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation in two such patients. Although multiple antiarrhythmic drugs failed to prevent recurrences of AF in each patient, catheter ablation resulted in long-term maintenance of sinus rhythm and stabilization of heart failure.
Mattias Duytschaever; Johan Vijgen; Rene Tavernier
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-23     Completed Date:  2006-10-13     Revised Date:  2009-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Gent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology*,  therapy*
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications*
Catheter Ablation / methods*
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Heart Failure / etiology,  therapy
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Veins

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