P-175 Atrial fibrillation susceptibility is decreased after incomplete surgical ablation of the pulmonary veins

2003 Europace  
EUROPACE pacing, comparing the clinical benefits with pts indicated to traditional CRT ing lead featuring a mapping collar for optimal site selection prior to helix (NON-UG). extension. Methods: 20 pts (mean age 75,1&5,2; 17 males) with convenctional VVI or DDD pacing, NYHA 3-4 and severe ejection fraction depression (EF < 35%), were examined and compared to 20 pts with first indication to CRT. The two subgroups were similar for age, sex, NYHA class and kind of cardiomyopathy. Echocardiographyc
more » ... and clinical evaluations were performed at baseline and every 6 months. We considered non-responders to CRT pts with less than 1 NYHA class improvement. Results: After a 15 months follow-up period 6 pts resulted non responders, 3 in the upgrading to BIV pacing group and 3 in the the other one.
doi:10.1016/s1099-5129(03)91927-1 fatcat:wtchcvqqivdvxc4ftlwn6g5vem