Hanna Graze

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Atrial fibrillation is the most common supraventricular arrhythmia in humans, basic and clinical sciences are still developing. This present review aims to inform non-cardiologists respectively non-electrophysiologists about the most important pathophysiological concepts and their influence on therapeutical principles of atrial fibrillation. Moe's and(More)
Electrical cardioversion ist often the treatment of first choice for restoring sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation. This article reviews the management of patients undergoing electrical cardioversion. As risk of formation of an intra-atrial thrombus formation is low after a short duration of AF (less than 48 h), immediate cardioversion can be(More)
BACKGROUND Box isolation of the posterior left atrium is one surgical or catheter ablative approach for treating atrial fibrillation (AF). In such cases, incomplete transmurality or recovery of pulmonary vein conduction after the application of various ablative techniques is considered the main reason for the recurrence of postprocedural arrhythmia. The use(More)
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