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Atrial fibrillation ablation

Yaver Bashir, Timothy R. Betts and Kim Rajappan

in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Catheter Ablation

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199550180
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726156 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550180.003.0200

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Atrial fibrillation ablation

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Introduction - Selection of patients for ablation - Patient preparation - Procedural issues and equipment choices - Ablation strategies, techniques, and endpoints - PV isolation techniques - Wide area/left atrial circumferential ablation (WACA or LACA) - Electrogram-guided ablation - Linear ablation techniques - Mitral isthmus ablation - LA ‘roof’ line - Other ablation techniques - Generic strategies for ablation of paroxysmal AF - Generic strategies for ablation of persistent AF - Repeat ablation procedures - Major complications

Chapter.  6367 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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