Incidence and risk factors for very late recurrence of atrial fibrillation after radiofrequency catheter ablation.

@article{Sotomi2013IncidenceAR,
  title={Incidence and risk factors for very late recurrence of atrial fibrillation after radiofrequency catheter ablation.},
  author={Yohei Sotomi and Koichi Inoue and Norihisa Ito and Ryusuke Kimura and Yuko Toyoshima and Masaharu Masuda and Katsuomi Iwakura and Kenshi Fujii},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={1581-6}
}
AIMS Although several prognostic factors for atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after catheter ablation (CA) have been reported, predictors of very late recurrence (VLR; initial recurrence >12 months after ablation) remain unidentified. This study investigated clinical variables predictive of VLR after CA for AF. METHODS AND RESULTS This retrospective… CONTINUE READING