Atrial Fibrillation: Catheter Laser Balloon Ablation

  • A. Bonso
  • S. Themistoclakis
  • A. Rossillo
  • A. Raviele
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Recently many studies have reported that the left atrium has a central role in the initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation (AF); the most arrhythmogenic areas of the left atrium are in the pulmonary veins, atriovenous junctions, and contiguous atrial regions [1–3]. Electrical isolation of the pulmonary veins seems to be the most effective ablation technique for patients with AF [4,5].


Atrial Fibrillation Pulmonary Vein Left Atrium Catheter Ablation Antiarrhythmic Drug 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bonso
    • 1
  • S. Themistoclakis
    • 1
  • A. Rossillo
    • 1
  • A. Raviele
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular DepartmentUmberto I HospitalMestre-VeniceItaly

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