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Invasive therapy for atrial fibrillation: recent developments in ablation, navigation and mapping technology
  1. George Andrikopoulos1,
  2. Stylianos Tzeis1,
  3. Panos E Vardas2
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, Heraklion University Hospital, Crete, Greece
  1. Correspondence to Dr George K Andrikopoulos, Cardiology Department, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece; andrikop{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

The last decade has seen dramatic advances in cardiac electrophysiology, particularly in its application for treatment of atrial fibrillation and other tachyarrhythmias. In this paper, the authors review key new technologies now beginning to impact on contemporary practice that are taking its therapeutic potential to new levels of efficacy and safety.

  • Ablation
  • advances
  • electrophysiology
  • public health
  • radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • technical

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Footnotes

  • Funding This work was supported by the Hellenic Cardiovascular Research Society.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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