AV-Nodal Ablation versus AV-Nodal Modification for Control of Atrial Fibrillation

  • A. P. Fitzpatrick


In 1982, the first direct-current catheter-based interruption of the AV junction for medically-refractory atrial fibrillation in a human, was described [1]. Since that time, catheter ablation approaches have increased massively in number, complexity and technical capability. In spite of these momentous advances, atrial fibrillation is still commonly treated by AV junctional ablation and subsequent permanent pacing.


Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Flutter Ventricular Rate Chronic Atrial Fibrillation Ventricular Rhythm 
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  • A. P. Fitzpatrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Manchester Heart CentreManchesterUK

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