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Ganglionated Plexi Ablation Directed by High-Frequency Stimulation and Complex Fractionated Atrial Electrograms for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation.
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PMID:  22486215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: The effectiveness of ganglionated plexi (GP) ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is ambiguous. Some researchers had already suggested that additional identification of complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) around the areas with a positive reaction to high-frequency stimulation (HFS) might improve the accuracy of GP's boundaries location, then enhancing the success rate of ablation. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of GP ablation directed by HFS and CFAE in patients with paroxysmal AF (PAF). Methods and Results: Sixty-two patients with PAF (age 57±8 years) underwent GP ablation. Ablation targets were the sites where vagal reflexes were evoked by HFS and additional extended ablation CFAE area around the areas where vagal reflexes were evoked. At 12 months, 71% of patients were free of symptomatic AF. At 3 months after ablation the root mean square successive differences and HF were significantly lower in patients without AF recurrence (P < 0.0001 and P = 0.004). The LF/HF ratio was significantly higher in patients without AF recurrence (P = 0.02). Conclusion: Enhanced GP ablation directed by HFS and CFAE can be safely performed and enables maintenance of sinus rhythm in the majority of patients with PAF for a 12-month period. Denervation of the intrinsic cardiac autonomic nervous system may be the preferable target of catheter ablation of AF. (PACE 2012;XX:1-9).
Evgeny Pokushalov; Alexander Romanov; Sergey Artyomenko; Natalya Shirokova; Alex Turov; Alexander Karaskov; Demosthenes G Katritsis; Sunny S Po
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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©2012, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Arrhythmia Department, State Research Institute of Circulation Pathology, Novosibirsk, Russia Department of Cardiology, Athens Euroclinic, Athens, Greece Heart Rhythm Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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