Circumferential radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary vein ostia: A new anatomic approach for curing atrial fibrillation.

@article{Pappone2000CircumferentialRA,
  title={Circumferential radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary vein ostia: A new anatomic approach for curing atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Carlo Pappone and Salvatore Rosanio and Giuseppe Oreto and Monica Tocchi and Filippo Gugliotta and Gabriele Vicedomini and Adriano Salvati and Cosimo Damiano Dicandia and Patrizio Mazzone and Vincenzo Santinelli and Simone Gulletta and Sergio Luigi Chierchia},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2000},
  volume={102 21},
  pages={
          2619-28
        }
}
BACKGROUND The pulmonary veins (PVs) and surrounding ostial areas frequently house focal triggers or reentrant circuits critical to the genesis of atrial fibrillation (AF). We developed an anatomic approach aimed at isolating each PV from the left atrium (LA) by circumferential radiofrequency (RF) lesions around their ostia. METHODS AND RESULTS We selected 26 patients with resistant AF, either paroxysmal (n=14) or permanent (n=12). A nonfluoroscopic mapping system was used to generate 3D… CONTINUE READING
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