Mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and flutter and implications for management

Peng-Sheng Chen, Charles A. Athill, Tsu Juey Wu, Takanori Ikeda, James J C Ong, Hrayr S. Karagueuzian

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Abstract

Both electrophysiologic and anatomical substrates are important in the generation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation. This review discusses the nature of re-entrant wavefronts in atrial fibrillation and the importance of anatomical structures, such as the pectinate muscles, in the generation and maintenance of re-entry. The involvement of the pectinate muscle structure on intra-atrial re-entry may have significant implications for both ablation and pharmacologic management of patients with atrial fibrillation. Copyright (C) 1999 Excerpta Medica Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume84
Issue number9 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
Maintenance
Muscles

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Chen, P-S., Athill, C. A., Wu, T. J., Ikeda, T., Ong, J. J. C., & Karagueuzian, H. S. (1999). Mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and flutter and implications for management. The American Journal of Cardiology, 84(9 SUPPL. 1), 125-130. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9149(99)00712-2

Mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and flutter and implications for management. / Chen, Peng-Sheng; Athill, Charles A.; Wu, Tsu Juey; Ikeda, Takanori; Ong, James J C; Karagueuzian, Hrayr S.

In: The American Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 84, No. 9 SUPPL. 1, 04.11.1999, p. 125-130.

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Chen, P-S, Athill, CA, Wu, TJ, Ikeda, T, Ong, JJC & Karagueuzian, HS 1999, 'Mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and flutter and implications for management', The American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 84, no. 9 SUPPL. 1, pp. 125-130. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9149(99)00712-2
Chen, Peng-Sheng ; Athill, Charles A. ; Wu, Tsu Juey ; Ikeda, Takanori ; Ong, James J C ; Karagueuzian, Hrayr S. / Mechanisms of atrial fibrillation and flutter and implications for management. In: The American Journal of Cardiology. 1999 ; Vol. 84, No. 9 SUPPL. 1. pp. 125-130.
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