Monday, August 12, 2013

Multi-Electrode Ablation Catheters for AF Ablation: Effective Reality or Elegant Experiment?

Citation : Lucas Boersma

The landmark publication by Haissaguerre et al. in 1998 on ablation of PV foci to cure AF, has led the way for a global rise of pulmonary vein isolation for ablation for AF.1 Nowadays in many centres this comprises half of all ablations performed. In 2007, a consensus document was published by Calkins et al.2 on behalf of HRS and EHRA to provide guidelines on how to perform procedures and how to determine efficacy. This has led to a new appreciation of historical data, and more vigorous and longer-term evaluation of patients after ablation for AF.

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