Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Editor(s): Etienne Aliot, Michel Haïssaguerre, Warren M. Jackman

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405163491

Online ISBN: 9781444300185

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300185

About this Book

Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Edited by

Etienne Aliot, MD, FESC, FACC, FHRS Chief of Cardiology, Hôpital Central, University of Nancy, France
Michel Haïssaguerre, MD Chief of Electrophysiology, Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, France
Warren M. Jackman, MD Chief of Electrophysiology, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, USA

In this text, internationally recognized authors explore and explain the advances in basic and clinical electrophysiology that have had the greatest impact on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF).

Designed to assist in patient care, stimulate research projects, and continue the remarkable advances in catheter ablation of AF , the book covers:

  • the fundamental concepts of AF, origin of signals, computer simulation, and updated reviews of ablation tools

  • the present practical approaches to the ablation of specific targets in the fibrillating atria, including pulmonary veins, atrial neural network, fragmented electrograms, and linear lesions, as well as the strategies in paroxysmal or chronic AF or facing left atrial tachycardias

  • the special challenge of heart failure patients, the impact of ablation on mortality, atrial mechanical function, and lessons from surgical AF ablation

Richly illustrated by numerous high-quality images, Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation will help every member of the patient care team.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Fundamental Concepts of Atrial Fibrillation

    1. Chapter 1

      Anatomy of the Left Atrium Relevant to Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (pages 1–31)

      José Angel Cabrera, Jerónimo Farré, Siew Yen Ho and Damián Sánchez-Quintana

    2. Chapter 3

      Computer Simulation Studies of Atrial Fibrillation (pages 43–51)

      Nathalie Virag, Lam Dang, Patrick Ruchat, Juerg Schlaepfer and Lukas Kappenberger

  2. Part 2: Practical Approaches in Atrial Fibrillation

    1. Chapter 8

      Emerging Technologies in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (pages 103–116)

      Matthew Wright, Christian de Chillou, Etienne Aliot and D. Wyn Davies

    2. Chapter 9

      Techniques Targeting the Pulmonary Veins (pages 117–123)

      Sabine Ernst, Feifan Ouyang, Matthias Antz, Julian K. R. Chun, Dietmar Bänsch and Karl-Heinz Kück

    3. Chapter 10

      Techniques of Linear Lesion for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (pages 124–135)

      Mélèze Hocini, Kang Teng Lim, Prashanthan Sanders, Pierre Jaïs, Mark D. O'Neill, Yoshihide Takahashi, Anders Jönsson, Seiichiro Matsuo, Sébastien Knecht, Leonardo Arantès, Jacques Clémenty and Michel Haïssaguerre

    4. Chapter 12

      Ablation Strategies in Chronic Atrial Fibrillation (pages 163–189)

      Mark D. O'Neill, Kang Teng Lim, Pierre Jaïs, Mélèze Hocini, Yoshihide Takahashi, Anders Jönsson, Frédéric Sacher, Prashanthan Sanders, Sathish Kodali, Leonardo Arantès, Seiichiro Matsuo, Sébastien Knecht, Thomas Rostock, Martin Rotter, Jacques Clémenty, George J. Klein and Michel Haïssaguerre

  3. Part 3: Special Challenges in Atrial Fibrillation

    1. Chapter 13

      Diagnostic Algorithm of Atrial Tachycardia Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Importance of Localized Reentries (pages 191–211)

      Pierre Jaïs, Sébastien Knecht, Seiichiro Matsuo, Mark D. O'Neill, Rajesh Subbiah, Leonardo Arantès, Kang Teng Lim, Nicolas Derval, Frédéric Sacher, Antoine Deplagne, Pierre Bordachar, Mélèze Hocini, Jacques Clémenty and Michel Haïssaguerre

    2. Chapter 16

      Atrial Mechanical Function after Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (pages 225–232)

      Prashanthan Sanders, Pierre Jaïs, Glenn D. Young, Frédéric Sacher, Martin Rotter, Mélèze Hocini, Li-Fern Hsu, Martin K. Stiles, Bobby John, Dennis H. Lau, Yoshihide Takahashi, Thomas Rostock, Pawel Kuklik, Lorraine Mackenzie, Scott Willoughby and Michel Haïssaguerre

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