Identification of Left Atrial Ganglionated Plexi by Dense Epicardial Mapping as Ablation Targets for the Treatment of Concomitant Atrial Fibrillation

@inproceedings{Kondo2013IdentificationOL,
  title={Identification of Left Atrial Ganglionated Plexi by Dense Epicardial Mapping as Ablation Targets for the Treatment of Concomitant Atrial Fibrillation},
  author={Yusuke Kondo and Marehiko Ueda and Michiko Watanabe and Masayuki Ishimura and Takatsugu Kajiyama and Naotaka Hashiguchi and Tomonori Kanaeda and Masahiro Nakano and Yasunori Hiranuma and T. Ishizaka and Goro Matsumiya and Yoshio Kobayashi},
  booktitle={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Autonomic ganglionated plexi (GPs) play a significant role in the initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF). GPs are key targets for a maze procedure. The purpose of this study was to identify the location of the left atrial GPs based on dense epicardial mapping during a maze procedure in patients with concomitant AF. METHODS Sixteen patients (age, 68 ± 10 years; 11 males, 69%) with heart failure and concomitant AF (duration 55 ± 86 months) underwent intraoperative… CONTINUE READING

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