Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, 2011 Update: The State of the Art Based on the Venicechart International Consensus Document

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, 2011 Update: The State of the Art Based on the Venicechart International Consensus Document

Editor(s): Andrea Natale, Antonio Raviele

Published Online: 6 SEP 2011 05:29AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470674154

Online ISBN: 9781119963868

DOI: 10.1002/9781119963868

About this Book

This concise text presents best practices for all aspects of atrial fibrillation ablation as outlined in the new version of the VeniceChart International Consensus document, which is presented in conjunction with the biannual Venice Arrhythmias conference. In addition to discussing the latest in a-fib ablation research, this 2011 update covers all the key areas of therapy and patient management, including:

• Techniques and technologies
• Procedural endpoints
• Patient management pre-, peri- and post-ablation
• Prevention and treatment of complications
• Definition of success and long-term results

With contributions from the world's recognized thought leaders in this field, this book is a highly valuable source of information not only for specialists in electrophysiology, but also for general cardiologists, fellows in cardiology and others interested in this dynamic and increasingly important topic.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Anatomy of Structures Relevant to Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (pages 1–19)

      Siew Y. Ho, Cristina Basso, José A. Cabrera, Andrea Corrado, Jeronimo Farré, Josef Kautzner and Roberto De Ponti

    3. Chapter 2

      Pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation (pages 20–34)

      José Jalife, Maurits Allessie, Charles Antzelevitch, Yoshito Iesaka, Warren M. Jackman, Melvin M. Scheinman and Shih-Ann Chen

    4. Chapter 3

      Techniques and Technologies for Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation (pages 35–60)

      Karl H. Kuck, Pedro Adragao, David J. Burkhardt, Pierre Jaïs, David Keane, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Robert A. Schweikert, Jasbir Sra and Vivek Y. Reddy

    5. Chapter 4

      Endpoints of Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation (pages 61–69)

      Michel Haïssaguerre, Conor Barrett, Luigi Di Biase, Sabine Ernst, Fiorenzo Gaita, Javier E. Sanchez, Prashanthan Sanders, Richard J. Schilling and Stephan Willems

    6. Chapter 5

      Patient Management pre-, during-, and Postablation (pages 70–76)

      David J. Wilber, Etienne Aliot, Edward B. Gerstenfeld, Chu-Pak Lau, Martin J. Schalij, Dipen Shah and Hans Kottkamp

    7. Chapter 6

      Periprocedural and Long-Term Anticoagulation (pages 77–84)

      Stuart J. Connolly, David Callans, Mélèze Hocini, Gregory Y. H. Lip, Gregory F. Michaud, Albert L. Waldo and Sakis Themistoclakis

    8. Chapter 7

      Periprocedural and Late Complications (pages 85–117)

      Francis E. Marchlinski, Thomas Arentz, Rodney P. Horton, Hakan Oral, Antonio Rossillo, Eduardo Saad, Mauricio Scanavacca and Riccardo Cappato

    9. Chapter 8

      Short- and Long-Term Efficacy of Catheter Ablation Procedures for Atrial fibrillation (pages 118–126)

      Hugh Calkins, Emanuele Bertaglia, Antonio Berruezo, Aldo Bonso, Jonathan M. Kalman, Moussa Mansour and Atul Verma

    10. Chapter 9

      Indications to Atrial Fibrillation Ablation and Cost-Effectiveness (pages 127–136)

      Eric N. Prystowsky, Josep Brugada, Samuel Lévy, Matthew Reynolds, Vincenzo Santinelli, Panos E. Vardas, Francesca Zuffada and Carlo Pappone

    11. Chapter 10

      Clinical Trials on Atrial Fibrillation/Future Perspectives (pages 137–160)

      A. John Camm, Carina Blomström-Lundqvist, Paul Dorian, Stefan H. Hohnloser, Carlos A. Morillo, Pasquale Santangeli, Isabelle C. van Gelder, Erik Wissner and Paulus Kirchhof

    12. Chapter 11

      Surgical Approach/Ablation (pages 161–175)

      Ralph Damiano, Stefano Benussi, Young-Hoon Kim, Jos G. Maessen, Helmut Mair, Domenico Mangino, Kalyanam Shivkumar and James R. Edgerton

    13. Chapter 12

      Hospital Equipment and Facilities, Personnel, Training Requirements, and Competences (pages 176–183)

      Douglas L. Packer, Johannes Brachmann, Paolo Della Bella, Luc J. Jordaens, José L. Merino, Claudio Tondo and Gerhard Hindricks

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