Heart rate variability after radiofrequency ablation of epicardial ganglionated plexuses on the ovine left atrium

@inproceedings{Kviesulaitis2017HeartRV,
  title={Heart rate variability after radiofrequency ablation of epicardial ganglionated plexuses on the ovine left atrium},
  author={Vilius Kviesulaitis and Aras Puod{\vz}iūkynas and Dainius H Pauza and Vytautas Zabiela and Tomas Kazakevi{\vc}ius and Raimundas Vaitkevicius and Evaldas Dir{\vz}inauskas and Vytenis Sema{\vs}ka and Antanas Strazdas and Ruta Unikaite and Kristina Rysevaitė and Neringa Pauziene and Remigijus Zaliunas},
  booktitle={BMC cardiovascular disorders},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Ganglionated plexuses (GP) are terminal parts of cardiac autonomous nervous system (ANS). Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) possibly affects GP. Changes in heart rate variability (HRV) after RFA can reflect ANS modulation. METHODS Epicardial RFA of GP on the left atrium (LA) was performed under the general anesthesia in 15 mature Romanov sheep. HRV was used to assess the alterations in autonomic regulation of the heart. A 24 - hour ECG monitoring was… CONTINUE READING