Pulmonary vein ablation for atrial fibrillation: When should this be the treatment of choice?

Carlo Pappone, Salvatore Rosanio

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Abstract

At the present time, there is no universal consensus on which AF patients should undergo catheter ablation as a first-line approach. However, the presence of structural heart diseases, the LA size, the type of AF, comorbidities and the need for long-term anticoagulant and antiarrhythmic therapy may determine the type and role of the PV ablation strategy. To develop PV ablation as a mainstream therapy for AF will require controlled, randomized studies in specific subgroups of the AF population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalACC Current Journal Review
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Nursing(all)

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