Chapter 13. Circumferential Ablation of the Pulmonary Veins

  1. David J. Wilber MD,
  2. Douglas L. Packer MD and
  3. William G. Stevenson MD
  1. Carlo Pappone and
  2. Vincenzo Santinelli

Published Online: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696279.ch13

Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias: Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications, Third Edition

Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias: Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications, Third Edition

How to Cite

Pappone, C. and Santinelli, V. (2007) Circumferential Ablation of the Pulmonary Veins, in Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias: Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications, Third Edition (eds D. J. Wilber, D. L. Packer and W. G. Stevenson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696279.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405131179

Online ISBN: 9780470696279

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Keywords:

  • circumferential ablation;
  • pulmonary veins;
  • electrical cardioversion;
  • atrial potentials;
  • patient selection

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The AFFIRM Issue

  • Left Atrial Versus Pulmonary Vein Isolation

  • Patient Selection

  • Anatomic Considerations: Implications for the Ablation Procedure

  • AF Mechanisms: Implications for the Ablation Procedure

  • Ablation Technique

  • Safety

  • Anatomic Remodeling After the Procedure

  • Efficacy

  • Future Directions

  • Conclusions

  • References