Simultaneous multisite mapping studies during induced atrial fibrillation in the sterile pericarditis model. Insights into the mechanism of its maintenance.

@article{Kumagai1997SimultaneousMM,
  title={Simultaneous multisite mapping studies during induced atrial fibrillation in the sterile pericarditis model. Insights into the mechanism of its maintenance.},
  author={Kazuaki Kumagai and Celeen M. Khrestian and Albert L. Waldo},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1997},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={511-21}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) is thought to be due to multiple, simultaneously circulating wavelets. In the canine sterile pericarditis model, the mechanisms of maintenance of AF are not yet understood. METHODS AND RESULTS During six induced AF episodes in six dogs with sterile pericarditis, 372 unipolar electrograms were recorded simultaneously from an electrode array placed around both atrial free walls, along with 10 to 24 electrodes from the atrial septum, by use of a… CONTINUE READING