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Low-Energy Internal Defibrillation: How Many Patients Are Still in Sinus Rhythm After 1 Year?

  • G. Gasparini
  • A. Bonso
  • S. Themistoclakis
  • F. Giada
  • A. Corrado
  • A. Raviele
Conference paper

Abstract

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?

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Sinus Rhythm Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence Maintain Sinus Rhythm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Gasparini
    • 1
  • A. Bonso
    • 1
  • S. Themistoclakis
    • 1
  • F. Giada
    • 1
  • A. Corrado
    • 1
  • A. Raviele
    • 1
  1. 1.Reparto di CardiologiaOspedale Umberto IMestre, VeniceItaly

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