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Percutaneous Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Prior to Atrial Septal Defect Closure.
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PMID:  21914020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Percutaneous Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation. Patients with an atrial septal defect (ASD) commonly have atrial fibrillation (AF) and closure of the ASD rarely controls the arrhythmia. We report on the management of 4 patients with recurrent medically refractory AF in the setting of an unrepaired ASD who underwent percutaneous RFA prior to ASD closure. In 3 of the 4 patients AF was controlled after ablation without antiarrhythmic drug therapy and in the fourth patient AF was controlled with antiarrhythmic therapy after ASD  closure. Based on these limited results it seems reasonable to consider RFA of medically refractory AF in patients prior to planned percutaneous ASD closure. (J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, Vol. pp. 1-3).
Authors:
Mark A Crandall; Emile G Daoud; Curt J Daniels; Steven J Kalbfleisch
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Ross Heart Hospital, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
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