2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for patient selection, procedural techniques, patient management and follow-up, definitions, endpoints, and research trial design

@article{Calkins20122012HE,
  title={2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for patient selection, procedural techniques, patient management and follow-up, definitions, endpoints, and research trial design},
  author={Hugh Calkins and Karl Heinz Kuck and Riccardo Cappato and Josep Brugada and A. John Camm and Shih-Ann Chen and Harry J. Crijns and Ralph J. Damiano and David Wyn Davies and John DiMarco and James Edgerton and Kenneth A. Ellenbogen and Michael Ezekowitz and David E. Haines and Michel Haissaguerre and Gerhard Hindricks and Yoshito Iesaka and Warren M. Jackman and Jos{\'e} Jalife and Pierre Jais and Jonathan Kalman and David A. Keane and Young-Hoon Kim and Paulus Kirchhof and George Klein and Hans Kottkamp and Koichiro Kumagai and Bruce D. Lindsay and Moussa Mansour and Francis E Marchlinski and P Mccarthy and Josep Lluis Mont and Fred Morady And Frank Pelosid Morady and Koonlawee Nademanee and Hiroshi Nakagawa and Andrea Natale and Stanley Nattel and Douglas L. Packer and Carlo Pappone and Eric N. Prystowsky and Antonio Raviele and Vivek Reddy and Jeremy N. Ruskin and Richard J. Shemin and Hsuan-Ming Tsao and David J. Wilber},
  journal={Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={171-257}
}
This is a report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation, developed in partnership with the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology and the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society (ECAS), and in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS… CONTINUE READING
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