Low-Energy Internal Defibrillation: How Many Patients Are Still in Sinus Rhythm After 1 Year?
Low-energy internal atrial defibrillation has recently been introduced into clinical practice as an effective and safe method of restoring sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation [1–5]. The technique has proved to be particularly useful in patients with long-standing atrial fibrillation or a very enlarged left atrium [1, 2, 6]. However, these patients are considered to be at very high risk of early recurrence of atrial fibrillation. Thus, it seems justified to ask the question: how many patients maintain sinus rhythm after successful internal atrial defibrillation, and for how long?
KeywordsAtrial Fibrillation Sinus Rhythm Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence Maintain Sinus Rhythm
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