Long-term single- and multiple-procedure outcome and predictors of success after catheter ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation.

@article{Rostock2011LongtermSA,
  title={Long-term single- and multiple-procedure outcome and predictors of success after catheter ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Thomas Rostock and Tushar Vilas Salukhe and Daniel Steven and Imke Drewitz and B. Hoffmann and Karsten Bock and Helge Servatius and Kai M{\"u}llerleile and Arian Sultan and Nils Gosau and Thomas Meinertz and Karl Wegscheider and Stephan Willems},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 9},
  pages={1391-7}
}
BACKGROUND Stepwise ablation is an effective treatment for persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), although it often requires multiple procedures to eliminate recurrent arrhythmias. OBJECTIVE This study evaluated single- and multiple-procedure long-term success rates and potential predictors of a favorable single-procedure outcome of stepwise ablation for persistent AF. METHODS This study comprised 395 patients with persistent AF (duration 16 months) undergoing de novo catheter ablation using… CONTINUE READING