Long-term results of catheter ablation in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: lessons from a 5-year follow-up.

@article{Ouyang2010LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term results of catheter ablation in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: lessons from a 5-year follow-up.},
  author={Feifan Ouyang and Roland Richard Tilz and Julian Chun and Boris Schmidt and Erik Wissner and Thomas Zerm and Kars Neven and Bulent Koektuerk and Melanie Konstantinidou and Andreas Metzner and Alexander Fuernkranz and Karl-heinz Kuck},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2010},
  volume={122 23},
  pages={2368-77}
}
BACKGROUND Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) naturally progresses toward chronic AF at an estimated rate of 15% to 30% over a 1- to 3-year period. Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation is increasingly performed for the treatment of drug-refractory paroxysmal AF. The long-term data on clinical outcome after circumferential PV isolation are limited. METHODS AND… CONTINUE READING