Atrioventricular node ablation is not a prerequisite for cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation.

@article{Schtte2009AtrioventricularNA,
  title={Atrioventricular node ablation is not a prerequisite for cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Frank Sch{\"u}tte and Guido Luedorff and Rainer Grove and Wolfgang Kranig and Joachim Thale},
  journal={Cardiology journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={246-9}
}
BACKGROUND In drug-refractory heart failure, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established method in patients with sinus rhythm, severe reduced ejection fraction and broad QRS. Heart failure is known as a predisposition for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the putative impact of atrioventricular node (AVN) ablation in chronic AF and CRT remains unclear. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effects of CRT in patients with chronic AF and the requirement for AVN ablation… CONTINUE READING

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