Anatomic substrate, procedural results, and clinical outcome of ultrasound-guided left atrial-pulmonary vein disconnection for treatment of atrial fibrillation.

@article{Herweg2005AnatomicSP,
  title={Anatomic substrate, procedural results, and clinical outcome of ultrasound-guided left atrial-pulmonary vein disconnection for treatment of atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Bengt Herweg and Tina C Sichrovsky and Leo Polosajian and Margot E Vloka and Anna Rozenshtein and Jonathan S Steinberg},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={95 7},
  pages={871-5}
}
This report summarizes the efficacy, safety, and feasibility of intracardiac ultrasound (ICUS) and local electrographic-guided pulmonary vein (PV)-left atrial disconnection, including the isolation of common PV trunks accomplished in 170 consecutive patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). A left common PV was found in 43% of patients with AF. During a follow-up of 549 +/- 330 days after ablation, the AF-free survival rate was 80% and comparable in paroxysmal and persistent AF. PV stenosis was… CONTINUE READING

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