Catheter Ablation of Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Young-Hoon Kim
2012 Circulation Journal  
A number of different ablation strategies for persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF) have been used, including pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), targeting of complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAEs), multilinear lesions and various combinations and modifications of these lesion sets. The optimal ablation strategy for longstanding PeAF (LPeAF) is not yet established and there is still much that is understood. Extensive atrial remodeling poses a particular challenge for the ablation of
more » ... Current catheter ablation techniques used in the therapy of PeAF and LPeAF are reviewed, together with the electrophysiological basis of catheter ablation. (Circ J 2012; 76: 1299 - 1306
doi:10.1253/circj.cj-12-0432 pmid:22739078 fatcat:hf4uhibyvrecjow2yzpm7aktoi