Pulmonary vein isolation for paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation.

  title={Pulmonary vein isolation for paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Hakan Oral and B P Knight and Hiroshi Tada and Mehmet Ozaydin and Aman Chugh and Sohail A. Hassan and Christoph Scharf and Steve Lai and Radmira Greenstein and Frank Pelosi and S. Adam Strickberger and Fred Morady And Frank Pelosid Morady},
  volume={105 9},
BACKGROUND The pulmonary veins (PVs) have been demonstrated to often play an important role in generating atrial fibrillation (AF). The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of segmental PV isolation in patients with paroxysmal or persistent AF. METHODS AND RESULTS In 70 consecutive patients (mean age, 53 +/- 11 years) with paroxysmal (58) or persistent (12) AF, segmental PV isolation guided by ostial PV potentials was performed. The left superior, left inferior, and… CONTINUE READING
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