Trigger-based mechanism of the persistence of atrial fibrillation and its impact on the efficacy of catheter ablation.

@article{Inoue2012TriggerbasedMO,
  title={Trigger-based mechanism of the persistence of atrial fibrillation and its impact on the efficacy of catheter ablation.},
  author={Koichi Inoue and Toshiya Kurotobi and Ryusuke Kimura and Yuko Toyoshima and Norihisa Itoh and Masaharu Masuda and Yoshiharu Higuchi and Motoo Date and Yasushi Koyama and Atsunori Okamura and Katsuomi Iwakura and Kenshi Fujii},
  journal={Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={295-301}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated the possibility that a frequent trigger action might play a role in the development of persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF) and the presence of a substrate. METHODS AND RESULTS In 263 consecutive patients who underwent catheter ablation (CA) for PeAF, electric cardioversion was performed at the beginning of the procedure to… CONTINUE READING