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Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

280 pages
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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Contributors, vii
Introduction, xi
Part 1 Fundamental concepts of atrial fibrillation 1 Anatomy of the left atrium relevant to atrial fibrillation ablation, 3 José Angel Cabrera, Jerónimo Farré, Siew Yen Ho, Damián Sánchez-Quintana 2 Mechanisms and significance of fractionated electrograms recorded during atrial fibrillation, 32 Sander Verheule, Els Tuyls, Natasja de Groot, Maurits Allessie 3 Computer simulation studies of atrial fibrillation, 43 Nathalie Virag, Lam Dang, Patrick Ruchat, Juerg Schlaepfer, Lukas Kappenberger 4 Experimental and theoretical insights into fundamental mechanisms of antiarrhythmic drug actions on atrial fibrillation: prospects for improved pharmacotherapy, 52 Stanley Nattel 5 Mechanisms of atrial fibrillation in animals and humans, 61 Omer Berenfeld, Jérôme Kalifa, José Jalife 6 Three-dimensional images in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, 75 Hsuan-Ming Tsao, Mei-Han Wu, Shih-Ann Chen
7 Signal processing of fibrillatory electrograms, 85 Thomas H. Everett, IV, Jeffrey E. Olgin
Part 2 Practical approaches in atrial fibrillation 8 Emerging technologies in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, 105 Matthew Wright, Christian de Chillou, Etienne Aliot, D. Wyn Davies 9 Techniques targeting the pulmonary veins, 117 Sabine Ernst, Feifan Ouyang, Matthias Antz, Julian K. R. Chun, Dietmar Bänsch, Karl-Heinz Kück 10 Techniques of linear lesion for atrial fibrillation ablation, 124 Mélèze Hocini, Kang Teng Lim, Prashanthan Sanders, Pierre Jaïs, Mark D. O’Neill, Yoshihide Takahashi, Anders Jönsson, Seiichiro Matsuo, Sébastien Knecht, Leonardo Arantès, Jacques Clémenty, Michel Haïssaguerre 11 Ablation strategies in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, 136 Isabel Deisenhofer, Claus Schmitt 12 Ablation strategies in chronic atrial fibrillation, 163 Mark D. O’Neill, Kang Teng Lim, Pierre Jaïs, Mélèze Hocini, Yoshihide Takahashi, Anders Jönsson, Frédéric Sacher, Prashanthan Sanders, Sathish Kodali, Leonardo Arantès, Seiichiro Matsuo, Sébastien Knecht, Thomas Rostock, Martin Rotter, Jacques Clémenty, George J. Klein, Michel Haïssaguerre
Part 3 Special challenges in atrial fibrillation 13 Diagnostic algorithm of atrial tachycardia following atrial fibrillation ablation: importance of localized reentries, 193 Pierre Jaïs, Sébastien Knecht, Seiichiro Matsuo, Mark D. O’Neill, Rajesh Subbiah, Leonardo Arantès, Kang Teng Lim, Nicolas Derval, Frédéric Sacher, Antoine Deplagne, Pierre Bordachar, Mélèze Hocini, Jacques Clémenty, Michel Haïssaguerre 14 Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure, 212 Ibrahim Abu Romeh, Mohammed Nasir Khan, Andrea Natale 15 Morbidity and mortality of ablation versus drugs, 219 Carlo Pappone, Vincenzo Santinelli
16 Atrial mechanical function after atrial fibrillation ablation, 225 Prashanthan Sanders, Pierre Jaïs, Glenn D. Young, Frédéric Sacher, Martin Rotter, Mélèze Hocini, Li-Fern Hsu, Martin K. Stiles, Bobby John, Dennis H. Lau, Yoshihide Takahashi, Thomas Rostock, Pawel Kuklik, Lorraine Mackenzie, Scott Willoughby, Michel Haïssaguerre 17 Surgery for atrial fibrillation: from scalpel to catheter . . . and back? 233 Fiorenzo Gaita, Antonio Montefusco, Domenico Caponi, George J. Klein 18 Electrogram-guided approach to ablation of atrial fibrillation, 240 David J. Wilber, Joseph Akar, Peter Santucci, Neil Brysiewicz Index, 257