Radiofrequency ablation of drug-refractory atrial fibrillation: an observational study comparing 'ablate and pace' with pulmonary vein isolation.

@article{Proclemer2008RadiofrequencyAO,
  title={Radiofrequency ablation of drug-refractory atrial fibrillation: an observational study comparing 'ablate and pace' with pulmonary vein isolation.},
  author={Alessandro Proclemer and Giuseppe Allocca and Dario Gregori and Carlo Bonanno and Renato Ometto and Alessandro Fontanelli and Roberto Mantovan and Martino Crosato and Vittorio Calzolari and Daisy Pavoni and Domenico Facchin and Luca Rebellato and Paolo Maria Fioretti},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 9},
  pages={1085-90}
}
AIMS To compare clinical characteristics, procedure complexity, acute and long-term outcome of 'ablate and pace' (A&P) with pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in patients with drug-refractory atrial fibrillation (AF). So far, only few small studies have compared the two procedures. METHODS AND RESULTS We analysed retrospectively a cohort of symptomatic consecutive patients with drug-refractory AF. Group 1 included 100 patients treated with A&P and Group 2 included 144 patients treated with PVI… CONTINUE READING

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