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Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter: the Latest from the Planet of Right Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation

  • M. Lunati
  • G. Magenta
  • G. Cattafi
  • R. Vecchi
  • M. Paolucci
  • T. Di Camillo
Conference paper

Abstract

The creation of an interventional procedure effective in curing atrial fibrillation (AF) started with the surgical Maze procedure conceived and proposed by Cox in 1991 [1]. Electrophysiologists have tried since then to replicate the partitioning of the atria, performed by the surgeon with linear incisions, using a less invasive catheter-based technique, radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) to achieve atrial compartmentalization [2, 3].

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Atrial Flutter Right Atrium Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Lunati
    • 1
  • G. Magenta
    • 1
  • G. Cattafi
    • 1
  • R. Vecchi
    • 1
  • M. Paolucci
    • 1
  • T. Di Camillo
    • 1
  1. 1.U.O. di ElettrofisiologiaDipartimento Cardiotoracovascolare A. De GasperisMilanItaly

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