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Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: are results maintained at 5 years of follow-up?
OBJECTIVES This study describes 5-year follow-up results of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). BACKGROUND Long-term efficacy following catheter ablation of AF remains unknown. Expand
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Clinical value of fibrillatory wave amplitude on surface ECG in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation
PurposeWe postulated that amplitude of fibrillatory (F)-wave in patients with persistent AF would correlate with clinical characteristics and outcome in patients undergoing catheter ablation forExpand
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Left atrial linear lesions are required for successful treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation.
AIMS This study evaluates the clinical outcome and incidence of left atrial (LA) macro re-entrant atrial tachycardia (AT) in patients in whom persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) terminated duringExpand
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A randomized comparison of high clopidogrel loading doses in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: the ALBION (Assessment of the Best Loading Dose of Clopidogrel to Blunt
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare the antiplatelet effects of three clopidogrel loading doses (LDs). BACKGROUND Administration of a 300-mg clopidogrel LD is beneficial in situations requiring rapidExpand
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AF Ablation Guided by Spatiotemporal Electrogram Dispersion Without Pulmonary Vein Isolation: A Wholly Patient-Tailored Approach.
BACKGROUND The use of intracardiac electrograms to guide atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation has yielded conflicting results. OBJECTIVES The authors evaluated the usefulness of spatiotemporalExpand
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A Deductive Mapping Strategy for Atrial Tachycardia Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Importance of Localized Reentry
Background: Atrial tachycardia (AT) occurring following catheter ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) may be challenging to map and ablate because their mechanism and location isExpand
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Clinical predictors of termination and clinical outcome of catheter ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation.
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the role of pre-procedural clinical variables to predict procedural and clinical outcomes of catheter ablation in patients with long-lasting persistent atrialExpand
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Long-term follow-up of idiopathic ventricular fibrillation ablation: a multicenter study.
OBJECTIVES This multicenter study sought to evaluate the long-term follow-up of patients ablated for idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (VF). BACKGROUND Catheter ablation of idiopathic VF thatExpand
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Peri-mitral atrial flutter in patients with atrial fibrillation ablation.
BACKGROUND Peri-mitral atrial flutter (PMFL) is commonly encountered in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine theExpand
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Functional Nature of Electrogram Fractionation Demonstrated by Left Atrial High-Density Mapping
Background— Complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) are targets of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Serial high-density maps were evaluated to understand the impact of activation directionExpand
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