Pulmonary vein denervation enhances long-term benefit after circumferential ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

@article{Pappone2004PulmonaryVD,
  title={Pulmonary vein denervation enhances long-term benefit after circumferential ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Carlo Pappone and Vincenzo Santinelli and Francesco Manguso and Gabriele Vicedomini and Filippo Gugliotta and Giuseppe Augello and Patrizio Mazzone and Valter Tortoriello and Giovanni Landoni and Alberto Zangrillo and Christopher Charles Edward Lang and Takeshi Tomita and C{\'e}zar Eumann Mesas and Elio Mastella and Ottavio R Alfieri},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={327-34}
}
BACKGROUND There are no data to evaluate the relationship between autonomic nerve function modification and recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) after circumferential pulmonary vein ablation (CPVA). This study assesses the incremental benefit of vagal denervation by radiofrequency in preventing recurrent AF in a large series of patients undergoing CPVA for paroxysmal AF. METHODS AND RESULTS Data were collected on 297 patients undergoing CPVA for paroxysmal AF. Abolition of all evoked vagal… CONTINUE READING
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