Primary ablation of atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation

John Miller, S. F. Cossu, I. L. Chmielewski, H. H. Hsia, S. A. Rothman, R. L. Vogel, A. E. Buxton

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Abstract

Direct treatment of atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation-that is, attempting to prevent arrhythmia recurrences by ablating atrial tissue-has been a challenge because of uncertainty about the location of optimal target tissues as well as the amount of atrial tissue requiring destruction to effect cure. Advances have yielded success rates for ablation of the common form of atrial flutter comparable to those for other types of supraventricular tachycardia and provide reason for optimism about the use of catheter techniques to treat atrial fibrillation definitively. This article discusses some of these advances as well as the current status of catheter ablation for atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation and, finally, what the future may bring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-590
Number of pages22
JournalCardiology Clinics
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Catheter Ablation
Uncertainty
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Catheters
Recurrence

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Miller, J., Cossu, S. F., Chmielewski, I. L., Hsia, H. H., Rothman, S. A., Vogel, R. L., & Buxton, A. E. (1996). Primary ablation of atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. Cardiology Clinics, 14(4), 569-590.

Primary ablation of atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. / Miller, John; Cossu, S. F.; Chmielewski, I. L.; Hsia, H. H.; Rothman, S. A.; Vogel, R. L.; Buxton, A. E.

In: Cardiology Clinics, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1996, p. 569-590.

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Miller, J, Cossu, SF, Chmielewski, IL, Hsia, HH, Rothman, SA, Vogel, RL & Buxton, AE 1996, 'Primary ablation of atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation', Cardiology Clinics, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 569-590.
Miller J, Cossu SF, Chmielewski IL, Hsia HH, Rothman SA, Vogel RL et al. Primary ablation of atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. Cardiology Clinics. 1996;14(4):569-590.
Miller, John ; Cossu, S. F. ; Chmielewski, I. L. ; Hsia, H. H. ; Rothman, S. A. ; Vogel, R. L. ; Buxton, A. E. / Primary ablation of atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. In: Cardiology Clinics. 1996 ; Vol. 14, No. 4. pp. 569-590.
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