What follows is a brief overview of the rationale, techniques, results, pitfalls and challenges of catheter-based treatments of atrial fibrillation.

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Catheter-Based Management Of Atrial Fibrillation

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Miguel Valderrabano (2007) Catheter-Based Management Of Atrial Fibrillation. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal: January 2007, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 24-29.

doi: https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-3-2-24

Abstract

The management of atrial fibrillation has undergone radical changes over the past decade. Although our understanding of the mechanisms underlying this common arrhythmia is still incomplete, with multiple overlapping and controversial theories, catheter ablation has rapidly become part of the standard of care as recognized in the latest version of the ACC-AHA-HRS guidelines.1

What follows is a brief overview of the rationale, techniques, results, pitfalls and challenges of catheter-based treatments of atrial fibrillation.

Keywords
minimally invasive , atrial fibrillation , arrythmia

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