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Regional Ganglionated Plexus Ablation Eliminated Rapid Firing in an Electrically Isolated Pulmonary Vein.
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PMID:  21418252     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Atrial fibrillation (AF) was initiated by rapid firing from left superior pulmonary vein (PV) by administration of isoproterenol (ISP) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) before ablation. After successful isolation of all PVs, ISP and ATP were administered again. PVs were still isolated but an episode of rapid firing was observed inside the left PV isolation line during sinus rhythm. Radiofrequency energy was then delivered to the areas of superior left ganglionated plexus (GP) and inferior left GP. Then, PV firing could no longer be initiated. It suggests additional GP ablation may have additional benefit to circumferential PV isolation, to reduce the incidence of AF recurrence. (PACE 2011; 1-4).
Authors:
Ru-Hong Jiang; Chen-Yang Jiang; Qiang Liu; Sunny S Po
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-22     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:  -    
Copyright Information:
©2011, The Authors Journal compilation ©2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China Department of Medicine and Heart Rhythm Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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