Update on atrial fibrillation catheter ablation technologies and techniques

@article{Dewire2013UpdateOA,
  title={Update on atrial fibrillation catheter ablation technologies and techniques},
  author={Jane Dewire and Hugh Calkins},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={10},
  pages={599-612}
}
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) has become an important treatment method. Electrical isolation of the pulmonary veins is the cornerstone of most AF ablation procedures, and is defined by an entrance block observed on a circular multipolar electrode catheter. The safety and efficacy of AF ablation is best established in middle-aged patients with paroxysmal AF. Current guidelines recommend AF ablation with a level Ia indication in this group of patients. The long-term efficacy of AF… CONTINUE READING
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