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What is essential for the elimination of persistent or chronic atrial fibrillation?
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PMID:  23525636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Dr. James Cox devised the maze procedure as a radical intervention for lone atrial fibrillation (AF) based on the multiple reentry theory. Dr. Micheal Haissaguerre discovered ectopic foci from the pulmonary veins were the trigger for paroxysmal AF. We demonstrated the efficacy of the pulmonary vein box isolation procedure for chronic AF. Dr. Koonlfawee Nademanee reported the complex fractionated atrial electrogram (CFAE) procedure to eliminate the substrate of chronic AF, which is distributed around the pulmonary veins. The complete isolation of all pulmonary veins is essential for the elimination of AF.
Authors:
Taijiro Sueda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1436-2813     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan, sueda@hiroshima-u.ac.jp.
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