Electrical isolation of the left atrial appendage by Maze-like catheter substrate modification: A reproducible strategy for pulmonary vein isolation nonresponders?

@article{Bordignon2017ElectricalIO,
  title={Electrical isolation of the left atrial appendage by Maze-like catheter substrate modification: A reproducible strategy for pulmonary vein isolation nonresponders?},
  author={Stefano Bordignon and Laura Perrotta and Daniela Dugo and Fabrizio Bologna and Takahiko Nagase and Alexander Fuernkranz and K. R. Julian Chun and Boris Schmidt},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={28 9},
  pages={
          1006-1014
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The ablation strategy for atrial fibrillation (AF) despite pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is controversial. Left atrial appendage isolation (LAAI) may contribute to improve outcome. We describe an ablation approach ("Maze-like"-LAAI) that (1) modifies the underlying LA substrate by linear ablation (2) eliminates the LAA as a putative AF trigger… CONTINUE READING