Endothelial Damage and Activation of the Hemostatic System During Radiofrequency Catheter Isolation of Pulmonary Veins

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Aims: To determine the systemic thrombogenic effect of radiofrequency catheter isolation of the pulmonary veins (PVI) in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Methods and Results: We studied endothelial damage marker (von Willebrand factor [vWf]), fibrinolysis markers (tissue plasminogen activator [t-PA], plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 [PAI-1]) and… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/B:JICE.0000026924.96281.be

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@article{Bulava2004EndothelialDA, title={Endothelial Damage and Activation of the Hemostatic System During Radiofrequency Catheter Isolation of Pulmonary Veins}, author={Alan Bulava and Luděk Slav{\'i}k and Martin Fiala and Petr Heinc and Marcela {\vS}kvařilova and Jan Lukl and Věra Kr{\vc}ov{\'a} and Karel Indr{\'a}k}, journal={Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology}, year={2004}, volume={10}, pages={271-279} }