Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: The State of the Art Based on the Venicechart International Consensus Document

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: The State of the Art Based on the Venicechart International Consensus Document

Editor(s): Andrea Natale, Antonio Raviele

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405180382

Online ISBN: 9780470692646

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692646

About this Book

In recent years, catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation has become a widespread treatment modality in electrophysiology laboratories all over the world. Nevertheless, many aspects of the therapy are controversial.

Developed by world-renowned experts in the field, this book presents a comprehensive and up-to date overview of all the most important and debated aspects of atrial fibrillation ablation, including:
• Ablation techniques and technologies
• Procedural endpoints
• Patient management pre-, peri- and post-ablation
• Anticoagulation issues
• Prevention and treatment of complications
• Definition of success and long-term results

The text expands upon the content of the VeniceChart international consensus document on atrial fibrillation ablation and is enriched by several explanatory figures and tables. It provides a highly valuable source of information not only for researchers and specialists in electrophysiology, but also for general cardiologists, internists, fellows in cardiology and medical students.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Anatomy of the Left Atrium and Pulmonary Veins (pages 1–10)

      Hugh Calkins, Siew Y. Ho, Jose Angel Cabrera, Paolo Della Bella, Jeronimo Farre, Josep Kautzner and Patrick Tchou

    3. Chapter 2

      Pathophysiology of Atrial Fibrillation (pages 11–16)

      Shih-Ann Chen, Carlo Napolitano, Maurits Allessie, Josep Brugada, Yoshito Iesaka, Warren M. Jackman, Silvia G. Priori and Melvin M. Scheinman

    4. Chapter 3

      Techniques and Technologies for Atrial Fibrillation Catheterablation (pages 17–28)

      Carlo Pappone, Gerhard Hindricks, Matthias Antz, Pierre Jaïs, Konlawee Nademanee, José Carlos Pachon, Patrick Tchou, Robert Schweikert and Giuseppe Stabile

    5. Chapter 4

      Endpoints of Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation (pages 29–33)

      Michel Haýssaguerre, Richard Schilling, Mauricio Arruda, Sabine Ernst, Fiorenzo Gaita, Walid Saliba and Claus Schmitt

    6. Chapter 5

      Patient Management Pre- and Postablation (pages 34–40)

      Karl-Heinz Kuck, Dipen Shah, Anton John Camm, Gregory Feld, Hans Kottkamp, Chu-Pak Lau, Vivek Reddy and David Wilber

    7. Chapter 6

      Anticoagulation Issues (pages 41–50)

      Eric N. Prystowsky, Sakis Themistoclakis, Johannes Brachmann, David Callans, Stuart Connolly, Gregory Y. Lip and Albert L. Waldo

    8. Chapter 7

      Periprocedural and Late Complications (pages 52–72)

      Francis Marchlinski, Thomas Arentz, Riccardo Cappato, Jennifer Cummings, Hakan Oral, Antonio Rossillo, Eduardo Saad and Mauricio Scanavacca

    9. Chapter 8

      Short- and Long-Term Efficacy (pages 52–72)

      Douglas Packer, Atul Verma, Aldo Bonso, Mélèze Hocini, Jonathan M. Kalman, Jeremy Ruskin, Gabriele Vicedomini and Hein H. Wellens

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