Atrioventricular Node Ablation

Maurizio Gasparini

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Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a device-based, nonpharmacologic approach that has shown to improve the outcome in patients with heart failure in terms of mortality and morbidity reduction. Large randomized trials have virtually enrolled patients in New York Heart Association class III–IV, with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, with evidence of electrical dyssynchrony, and receiving optimal medical therapy and who were in sinus rhythm. Guidelines remain imprecise as to defining differentiated approaches according to the forms of atrial fibrillation other than permanent. These recommendations remain unsupported by evidence derived from randomized controlled trials, which are much needed

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrioventricular junction ablation
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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