Circumferential pulmonary-vein ablation for chronic atrial fibrillation.

  title={Circumferential pulmonary-vein ablation for chronic atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Hakan Oral and Carlo Pappone and Aman Chugh and Eric Good and Frank M Bogun and Frank Pelosi and Eric R. Bates and Michael H. Lehmann and Gabriele Vicedomini and Giuseppe Augello and Eustachio Agricola and Simone Sala and Vincenzo Santinelli and Fred Morady And Frank Pelosid Morady},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={354 9},
BACKGROUND We conducted a randomized, controlled trial of circumferential pulmonary-vein ablation for the treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation. METHODS A total of 146 patients with a mean (+/-SD) age of 57+/-9 years who had chronic atrial fibrillation were randomly assigned to receive amiodarone and undergo two cardioversions during the first three months alone (the control group) or in combination with circumferential pulmonary-vein ablation. Cardiac rhythm was assessed with daily… CONTINUE READING
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