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Persistent atrial fibrillation converts to common type atrial flutter during CFAE ablation.
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PMID:  20025707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation of persistent and long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) is still challenging. So far different ablation techniques have been reported, including pulmonary vein isolation, additional linear lesions, ablation of complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE), and combinations of these techniques. During ablation of CFAE, the occurrence of left atrial (LA) tachycardia is well known. The occurrence of right atrial flutter on the other hand is less well described. METHODS: Here, we report three patients who had been ablated because of symptomatic persistent atrial fibrillation. SUMMARY: In all patients, AF changed into a cavotricuspid isthmus = dependent right atrial flutter during ablation of CFAE in the LA.
Armin Luik; Matthias Merkel; Tobias Riexinger; Rainer Wondraschek; Claus Schmitt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-06     Completed Date:  2010-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
IV. Medizinische Klinik des Staedtischen Klinikums, Karlsruhe, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / physiopathology,  surgery*
Atrial Flutter / physiopathology*
Catheter Ablation / methods*
Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
Middle Aged

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