P Wave Analysis in the Era of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Fabio M. Leonelli, Emanuela T. Locati, Giuseppe Bagliani, Roberto De Ponti, Luigi Padeletti, Laura Cipolletta, Alessandro Capucci

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The common arrhythmia atrial fibrillation (AF) is incompletely understood. The mechanism of initiation and the perpetuation of AF remain speculative. This article summarizes current knowledge of the complex relationship between arrhythmias triggering AF and their long-term effects on atrial tissue, leading to perpetuation of tachycardia. It focuses on the role of the electrocardiogram (ECG) from AF diagnosis to identification of sinus P wave abnormalities predicting future occurrences. The role of ambulatory ECG recordings in managing AF and the use of frequency analysis determining degree of organization and identification of AF triggers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
EditorsPierre COLINET, Pierre LAMBERT
PublisherW.B. Saunders Ltd
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780323610520
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018


  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial remodeling
  • Holter recording
  • P wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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