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The Impact of New Imaging, Mapping and Energy Delivery Technology on the Current Approach to Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

  • Andrea Colella
  • Marzia Giaccardi
  • Luigi Padeletti
  • Gian Franco Gensini
Conference paper

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. It is frequently symptomatic and contributes to significant morbidity and mortality, independent of all other cardiac comorbidities [1]. Providing effective treatment of AF is one of the challenges of electrophysiology, and it is the focus of major research initiatives in the scientific community. The level of concern and interest regarding AF has increased over the years with the advent of curative ablative techniques.

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Pulmonary Vein Pulmonary Vein Isolation Magnetic Navigation Microwave Endometrial Ablation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Colella
    • 1
  • Marzia Giaccardi
    • 2
    • 3
  • Luigi Padeletti
    • 1
  • Gian Franco Gensini
    • 1
  1. 1.Heart and Vessels DepartmentAzienda Ospedaliera Universitaria CareggiFlorence
  2. 2.Pediatric CardiologyAzienda A. MeyerFlorence
  3. 3.Don Gnocchi FoundationFlorenceItaly

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