Dissociated activity and pulmonary vein fibrillation following functional disconnection: impact for the arrhythmogenesis of focal atrial fibrillation.

@article{Willems2003DissociatedAA,
  title={Dissociated activity and pulmonary vein fibrillation following functional disconnection: impact for the arrhythmogenesis of focal atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Stephan Willems and Christian Weiss and Tim Risius and Thomas Rostock and Matthias Hoffmann and Rodolfo Ventura and Thomas Meinertz},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={1363-70}
}
The present study sought to investigate the electrophysiological properties of isolated pulmonary veins following successful radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). Overall, 71 pulmonary veins in 37 consecutive patients (age: 56 +/- 9 years) with recurrent PAF were targeted for RF ablation at the ostial region in order to achieve a complete functional block. Following disconnection, the incidence of dissociated pulmonary vein (PV) activity… CONTINUE READING