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Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Edited by

Etienne Aliot, MD, FESC, FACC, FHRS Chief of Cardiology, Hôpital Central, University of Nancy, France
Michel Haïssaguerre, MD Chief of Electrophysiology, Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, France
Warren M. Jackman, MD Chief of Electrophysiology, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, USA

In this text, internationally recognized authors explore and explain the advances in basic and clinical electrophysiology that have had the greatest impact on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF).

Designed to assist in patient care, stimulate research projects, and continue the remarkable advances in catheter ablation of AF , the book covers:

  • the fundamental concepts of AF, origin of signals, computer simulation, and updated reviews of ablation tools
  • the present practical approaches to the ablation of specific targets in the fibrillating atria, including pulmonary veins, atrial neural network, fragmented electrograms, and linear lesions, as well as the strategies in paroxysmal or chronic AF or facing left atrial tachycardias
  • the special challenge of heart failure patients, the impact of ablation on mortality, atrial mechanical function, and lessons from surgical AF ablation

Richly illustrated by numerous high-quality images, Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation will help every member of the patient care team.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405163491
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/16/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Etienne Aliot, MD, FESC, FACC
Département des Maladies Cardio-Vasculaires
CHU de Brabois
Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France

Michel Haissaguerre, MD
Hopital Cardiologique du Haut-Leveque
Bordeaux-Pessac, France

Warren Jackman, MD
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Inst.
Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Fundamental concepts of atrial fibrillation

1 Anatomy of the left atrium relevant to atrial fibrillation ablation Jose Angel Cabrera Cabrera, Jose Angel Jeronimo Farre Farre, Jeronimo Siew Yen Ho Ho, Siew Yen Damian Sanchez-Quintana Sanchez-Quintana, Damian 3

2 Mechanisms and significance of fractionated electrograms recorded during atrial fibrillation Sander Verheule Verheule, Sander Els Tuyls Tuyls, Els Natasja deGroot deGroot, Natasja Maurits Allessie Allessie, Maurits 32

3 Computer simulation studies of atrial fibrillation Nathalie Virag Virag, Nathalie Lam Dang Dang, Lam Patrick Ruchat Ruchat, Patrick Juerg Schlaepfer Schlaepfer, Juerg Lukas Kappenberger Kappenberger, Lukas 43

4 Experimental and theoretical insights into fundamental mechanisms of antiarrhythmic drug actions on atrial fibrillation: prospects for improved pharmacotherapy Stanley Nattel Nattel, Stanley 52

5 Mechanisms of atrial fibrillation in animals and humans Omer Berenfeld Berenfeld, Omer Jerome Kalifa Kalifa, Jerome Jose Jalife Jalife, Jose 61

6 Three-dimensional images in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation Hsuan-Ming Tsao Tsao, Hsuan-Ming Mei-Han Wu Wu, Mei-Han Shih-Ann Chen Chen, Shih-Ann 75

Pt. 2 Practical approaches in atrial fibrillation

8 Emerging technologies in the treatment of atrial fibrillation Matthew Wright Wright, Matthew Christian de Chillou de Chillou, Christian Etienne Aliot Aliot, Etienne D. Wyn Davies Davies, D. Wyn 105

9 Techniques targeting the pulmonary veins Sabine Ernst Ernst, Sabine Feifan Ouyang Ouyang, Feifan Matthias Antz Antz, Matthias Julian K. R. Chun Chun, Julian K. R. Dietmar Bansch Bansch, Dietmar Karl-Heinz Kuck Kuck, Karl-Heinz 117

10Techniques of linear lesion for atrial fibrillation ablation Meleze Hocini Hocini, Meleze Kang Teng Lim Kang, Teng Lim Prashanthan Sanders Sanders, Prashanthan Pierre Jais Jais, Pierre Mark D. O'Neill O'Neill, Mark D. Yoshihide Takahashi Takahashi, Yoshihide Anders Jonsson Jonsson, Anders Seiichiro Matsuo Matsuo, Seiichiro Sebastien Knecht Knecht, Sebastien Leonardo Arantes Arantes, Leonardo Jacques Clementy Clementy, Jacques Michel Haissaguerre Haissaguerre, Michel 124

11 Ablation strategies in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation Isabel Deisenhofer Deisenhofer, Isabel Claus Schmitt Schmitt, Claus 136

12 Ablation strategies in chronic atrial fibrillation Mark D. O'Neill O'Neill, Mark D. Kang Teng Lim Kang, Teng Lim Pierre Jais Jais, Pierre Meleze Hocini Hocini, Meleze Yoshihide Takahashi Takahashi, Yoshihide Anders Jonsson Jonsson, Anders Frederic Sacher Sacher, Frederic Prashanthan Sanders Sanders, Prashanthan Sathish Kodali Kodali, Sathish Leonardo Arantes Arantes, Leonardo Seiichiro Matsuo Matsuo, Seiichiro Sebastien Knecht Knecht, Sebastien Thomas Rostock Rostock, Thomas Martin Rotter Rotter, Martin Jacques Clementy Clementy, Jacques George J. Klein Klein, George J. Michel Haissaguerre Haissaguerre, Michel 163

Pt. 3 Special challenges in atrial fibrillation

13 Diagnostic algorithm of atrial tachycardia following atrial fibrillation ablation: importance of localized reentries Pierre Jais Jais, Pierre Sebastien Knecht Knecht, Sebastien Seiichiro Matsuo Matsuo, Seiichiro Mark D. O'Neill O'Neill, Mark D. Rajesh Subbiah Subbiah, Rajesh Leonardo Arantes Arantes, Leonardo Kang Teng Lim Kang, Teng Lim Nicolas DeRval DeRval, Nicolas Frederic Sacher Sacher, Frederic Antoine Deplagne Deplagne, Antoine Pierre Bordachar Bordachar, Pierre Meleze Hocini Hocini, Meleze Jacques Clementy Clementy, Jacques Michel Haissaguerre Haissaguerre, Michel 193

14 Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure Ibrahim Abu Romeh Romeh, Ibrahim Abu Mohammed Nasir Khan Khan, Mohammed Nasir Andrea Natale Natale, Andrea 212

15 Morbidity and mortality of ablation versus drugs Carlo Pappone Pappone, Carlo Vincenzo Santinelli Santinelli, Vincenzo 219

16 Atrial mechanical function after atrial fibrillation ablation Prashanthan Sanders Sanders, Prashanthan Pierre Jais Jais, Pierre Glenn D. Young Young, Glenn D. Frederic Sacher Sacher, Frederic Martin Rotter Rotter, Martin Meleze Hocini Hocini, Meleze Li-Fern Hsu Hsu, Li-Fern Martin K. Stiles Stiles, Martin K. Bobby John John, Bobby Dennis H. Lau Lau, Dennis H. Yoshihide Takahashi Takahashi, Yoshihide Thomas Rostock Rostock, Thomas Pawel Kuklik Kuklik, Pawel Lorraine Mackenzie Mackenzie, Lorraine Scott Willoughby Willoughby, Scott Michel Haissaguerre Haissaguerre, Michel 225

17 Surgery for atrial fibrillation: from scalpel to catheter ... and back? Fiorenzo Gaita Gaita, Fiorenzo Antonio Montefusco Montefusco, Antonio Domenico Caponi Caponi, Domenico George J. Klein Klein, George J. 233

18 Electrogram-guided approach to ablation of atrial fibrillation David J. Wilber Wilber, David J. Joseph Akar Akar, Joseph Peter Santucci Santucci, Peter Neil Brysiewicz Brysiewicz, Neil 240

Index 257

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