Mapping-guided ablation of pulmonary veins to cure atrial fibrillation.

  title={Mapping-guided ablation of pulmonary veins to cure atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Michel Ha{\"i}ssaguerre and Dipen Chandrakant Shah and Pierre Ja{\"i}s and Meleze Hocini and Teiichi Yamane and Isabel Deisenhofer and St{\'e}phane X Garrigue and Jacques Cl{\'e}menty},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={86 9A},
Catheter ablation of triggers inducing paroxysms of atrial fibrillation (AF) is an emerging therapy for this common arrhythmia. In a series of 225 consecutive patients with AF resistant to multiple drugs, 96% presented with triggering foci originating from 1 or multiple pulmonary veins (PV), independently of whether or not the patient had ectopy or structural heart disease. The present article describes the mapping and ablation techniques applicable to individual patients: (1) criteria to… CONTINUE READING