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Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?

  • M. Haïssaguerre
  • P. Jaïs
  • D. C. Shah
  • M. Hocini
  • W. Bruszewski
  • A. Takahashi
  • S. S. Barold
  • J. Clémenty

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common supraventricular arrhythmia, [1] is also one of the few remaining challenges for curative catheter ablation techniques. Though AF can be cured by extensive surgical atriotomies placed to interrupt all potential re-entry circuits without interfering grossly with conduction of a sinus impulse, these procedures have attendant limitations.

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Left Atrium Left Atrial Catheter Ablation Atrial Flutter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Haïssaguerre
    • 1
  • P. Jaïs
    • 1
  • D. C. Shah
    • 1
  • M. Hocini
    • 1
  • W. Bruszewski
    • 2
  • A. Takahashi
    • 1
  • S. S. Barold
    • 1
  • J. Clémenty
    • 1
  1. 1.Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-LévêqueBordeaux-PessacFrance
  2. 2.Medtronic Inc.SunnyvaleUSA

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