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Electrical Disconnection of the Coronary Sinus by Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation to Isolate a Trigger of Atrial Fibrillation


  • Dr Sanders is the recipient of the George Murray Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, and the Pfizer Medical Research Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australia.

  • Manuscript received 19 June 2003; Accepted for publication 13 October 2003.

Address for correspondence: Prashanthan Sanders, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Service de Rythmologie, Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Bordeaux-Pessac, France. Fax: 33-5-57-65-65-09; E-mail:


We report a case of radiofrequency catheter ablation for chronic atrial fibrillation, in which electrical disconnection of the coronary sinus was necessary to isolate a trigger initiating atrial fibrillation. (J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, Vol. 15, pp. 364-368, March 2004)