Anatomical basis of minimally invasive epicardial ablation of atrial fibrillation.

@article{Gelsomino2013AnatomicalBO,
  title={Anatomical basis of minimally invasive epicardial ablation of atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Sandro Gelsomino and Domenico Corradi and Roberto Lorusso and Orlando Parise and Sergio Callegari and Emilio Macchi and Jos Maessen and Mark la Meir},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={673-82}
}
Minimally invasive atrial fibrillation surgery (MIAFS) has become a well established and increasingly used option for managing patients with stand-alone arrhythmia. Pulmonary veins (PVs) isolation continues to be the cornerstone of ablation strategies. Indeed, in most cases, atrial fibrillation (AF) is triggered in or near the PVs. Nevertheless, ectopic beats initiating AF may occasionally arise from non-PV foci. The knowledge of the anatomy and underlying morphology of PVs and non-PV foci is… CONTINUE READING

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