Implantable loop recorder monitoring after concomitant surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF): insights from more than 200 continuously monitored patients

@article{Pecha2015ImplantableLR,
  title={Implantable loop recorder monitoring after concomitant surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF): insights from more than 200 continuously monitored patients},
  author={Simon Pecha and Muhammet Ali Aydin and Teymour Ahmadzade and Friederike Hartel and Boris Hoffmann and Daniel Steven and Stephan Willems and Hermann C Reichenspurner and Florian M. Wagner},
  journal={Heart and Vessels},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={1347-1353}
}
Different follow-up methods have been used to report success rates after AF ablation. Recent studies have shown that intermittent rhythm monitoring underestimates the actual AF recurrence rate. We therefore report our experience with continuous rhythm monitoring by implantable loop recorder (ILR) in a large patient cohort. Between 09/2008 and 12/2012, 343 cardiac surgical patients underwent concomitant surgical AF ablation. ILR implantation was performed in 206 patients. ILR interrogation was… CONTINUE READING