Incidence of atrial arrhythmias detected by permanent pacemakers (PPM) post-pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) for atrial fibrillation (AF): correlation with symptomatic recurrence.

@article{Verma2007IncidenceOA,
  title={Incidence of atrial arrhythmias detected by permanent pacemakers (PPM) post-pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) for atrial fibrillation (AF): correlation with symptomatic recurrence.},
  author={Atul Verma and Stephen Minor and Fethi Kılıçaslan and Dimpi Patel and Steven C. Hao and Salwa Beheiry and Dhanumjaya Lakkireddy and Samy Claude Elayi and Jennifer E. Cummings and David Martin and John David Burkhardt and Robert A. Schweikert and Walid I. Saliba and Patrick Tchou and Andrea Natale},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={
          601-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Studies examining AF recurrences post-PVAI base recurrence on patient reporting of symptoms. However, whether asymptomatic recurrences are common is not well known. OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of atrial tachycardia/fibrillation post-PVAI as detected by a PPM and whether these recurrences correlate to symptomatic recurrence. METHODS Eighty-six consecutive patients with symptomatic AF and PPMs with programmable mode-switch capability underwent PVAI. Mode switching was… CONTINUE READING

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