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Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: for whom and how?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18541541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Catheter ablation is the treatment of choice for certain patients with drug-refractory paroxysmal or even persistent atrial fibrillation. Several techniques are used with a similar success rate of approximately 70% over 6 to 12 months of follow-up. Pulmonary vein isolation by conventional antral or electroanatomic circumferential ablation is mainly used in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Electrogram-guided and combined approaches are also used, particularly in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation, whereas new methods such as autonomic denervation are under investigation.
Demosthenes G Katritsis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-06-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1940-1574     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:    2008 Apr-May
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-20     Completed Date:  2008-10-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103S-6S     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Athens Euroclinic, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Catheter Ablation / methods*
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