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Autonomic denervation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
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PMID:  22090728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The influence of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) on triggering and perpetuation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is well established. Ganglionated plexi (GP) ablation achieves autonomic denervation by affecting both the parasympathetic and sympathetic components of the ANS. An anatomic approach for GP ablation at relevant atrial sites appears to be safe, and improves the results of PV isolation in patients with paroxysmal and persistent AF. GP ablation can be accomplished endocardially or epicardially, ie, during the maze procedure or thoracoscopic approaches. Further experience is needed to assess the clinical value of this promising technique.
Demosthenes G Katritsis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pacing and electrophysiology journal     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0972-6292     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-17     Completed Date:  2011-11-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101157207     Medline TA:  Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Athens Euroclinic, Athens, Greece.
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