Long-term effects of catheter ablation for lone atrial fibrillation: progressive atrial electroanatomic substrate remodeling despite successful ablation.

@article{Teh2012LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effects of catheter ablation for lone atrial fibrillation: progressive atrial electroanatomic substrate remodeling despite successful ablation.},
  author={Andrew W Teh and Peter M. Kistler and Geoffrey C Y Lee and Caroline Medi and Patrick Heck and Steven J. Spence and Joseph B. Morton and Prashanthan Sanders and Jonathan M. Kalman},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={473-80}
}
BACKGROUND Whether curative ablation can prevent progression of the atrial electroanatomic remodeling associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) is not known. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether successful radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of AF can prevent progression of the atrial substrate associated with AF. METHODS Detailed right atrial electroanatomic maps from 11 patients without apparent structural heart disease undergoing RFA of AF at baseline and ≥6 months… CONTINUE READING