Epicardial mapping of chronic atrial fibrillation in patients: preliminary observations.

@article{Sahadevan2004EpicardialMO,
  title={Epicardial mapping of chronic atrial fibrillation in patients: preliminary observations.},
  author={Jayakumar Sahadevan and Kyungmoo Ryu and Leora Peltz and Celeen M. Khrestian and Robert W Stewart and Alan H. Markowitz and Albert L. Waldo},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={110 21},
  pages={3293-9}
}
BACKGROUND The mechanisms of chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) are not well understood. We performed epicardial mapping of chronic AF in patients undergoing open heart surgery to test the hypothesis that chronic AF is due to a left atrial "driver" with a regular, short cycle length, resulting in fibrillatory conduction to the rest of the atria. METHODS AND RESULTS Nine patients with chronic AF (1 month to >15 years' duration) were studied at open heart surgery, 8 before and 1 during… CONTINUE READING
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