Radiofrequency catheter ablation and modulation of atrioventricular conduction in patients with atrial fibrillation.

We attempted radiofrequency ablation of the AV junction with a sequential right- and left-sided approach in 78 patients affected by severely symptomatic, drug refractory atrial fibrillation. Stable third-degree AV block was obtained in 99% of cases and, after 3 months, persisted in 92% of cases. Single session, stepwise, radiofrequency modulation of the AV… CONTINUE READING