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Interventional treatment of atrial fibrillation - contemporary methods and perspectives.
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PMID:  25060723     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is estimated to affect nearly 3 million people around the world. It is the most common arrhythmia and its incidence increases with age. Catheter ablation is an interventional procedure performed to reduce the patient's AF burden when pharmacotherapy did not succeed in relieving the patient's symptoms. The ablation is most effective in paroxysmal AF; however, many techniques are being developed to make this procedure more eligible for patients with persistent arrhythmia. The most common AF ablation technique involves separating electric activity of the pulmonary veins from the left atrium. Over recent years, many novel and promising techniques were developed (e.g., balloon cryoablation, circular catheter ablation, laser ablation, robotic navigation, etc.), which may further improve AF ablation efficacy.
Authors:
Bartosz Zuchowski; Krzysztof Kaczmarek; Lukasz Szumowski; Yi-Gang Li; Pawel Ptaszynski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of medical devices     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1745-2422     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101230445     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Med Devices     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-9     Citation Subset:  -    
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