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Lone Atrial Fibrillation: What Is the Anatomical and the Electrophysiological Substrate?

  • G. Bagliani
  • M. Adam
  • M. Villani
  • M. Pirrami
  • P. Franciosa
  • G. Carreras
  • R. Apolloni
  • M. G. Bendini
  • M. Ridarelli
  • A. S. Montenero
Conference paper

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is commonly associated with a structural heart disease such as valvular disease, coronary artery disease, or dilated cardiomyopathy. Lone atrial fibrillation may be defined as a form of paroxysmal, persistent, or permanent atrial fibrillation with a “pure” electrophysiological substrate. But, does a pure lone atrial fibrillation really exist? To answer this question, it is important to investigate carefully both the anatomic and the electrophysiologic substrates, including all modulating factors that may increase the probability of induction of atrial fibrillation.

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Pulmonary Vein Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Ectopic Beat Lone Atrial Fibrillation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Bagliani
    • 1
  • M. Adam
    • 2
  • M. Villani
    • 3
  • M. Pirrami
    • 2
  • P. Franciosa
    • 2
  • G. Carreras
    • 2
  • R. Apolloni
    • 2
  • M. G. Bendini
    • 2
  • M. Ridarelli
    • 2
  • A. S. Montenero
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di CardiologiaOspedali di FolignoFolignoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di CardiologiaOspedale S. MariaTerniItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di CardiologiaUniversità “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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