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Catheter-Based Management of Atrial Fibrillation


Miguel Valderrábano

From Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Houston, Texas, US
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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.

How to Cite: 1. Valderrábano M. Catheter-Based Management of Atrial Fibrillation. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2007;3(2):24-29. DOI:
Published on 01 Jan 2007.
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