Ganglion Plexus Ablation in Advanced Atrial Fibrillation: The AFACT Study.

  title={Ganglion Plexus Ablation in Advanced Atrial Fibrillation: The AFACT Study.},
  author={Antoine H. G. Driessen and Wouter Rudolph Berger and S{\'e}bastien P. Krul and Nicoline W. E. van den Berg and Jolien Neefs and Femke R Piersma and Dean R P P Chan Pin Yin and Jonas S. S. G. de Jong and WimJan P van Boven and Joris R. de Groot},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={68 11},
BACKGROUND Patients with long duration of atrial fibrillation (AF), enlarged atria, or failed catheter ablation have advanced AF and may require more extensive treatment than pulmonary vein isolation. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of additional ganglion plexus (GP) ablation in patients undergoing thoracoscopic AF surgery. METHODS Patients with paroxysmal AF underwent pulmonary vein isolation. Patients with persistent AF also received additional… CONTINUE READING