One-year clinical outcome after pulmonary vein isolation using the novel endoscopic ablation system in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

@article{Metzner2011OneyearCO,
  title={One-year clinical outcome after pulmonary vein isolation using the novel endoscopic ablation system in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Andreas Metzner and Boris Schmidt and Alexander Fuernkranz and Erik Wissner and Roland Richard Tilz and Kj. Chun and Kars Neven and Melanie Konstantinidou and Andreas Rillig and Yazuhiro Yoshiga and Shibu Kuchandy Mathew and Ilka Koester and Feifan Ouyang and Karl-heinz Kuck},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={
          988-93
        }
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is an established treatment option for atrial fibrillation (AF). Recently the novel endoscopic ablation system (EAS) was introduced and proved potential for successful acute PVI. OBJECTIVE This study sought to investigate the 1-year follow-up results after EAS-based PVI. METHODS A total of 40 patients (20 female, age 57 ± 9 years) with a long history (5 ± 4 years) of drug-refractory (2 ± 1 antiarrhythmic drugs) paroxysmal AF were included into our… CONTINUE READING
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