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Technical advances in electrophysiology
  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

In the last decade, the range of indications and the efficacy and safety of interventional electrophysiology has improved considerably. This progress is attributed to both the accumulating experience of electrophysiologists and the advances in technological tools facilitating diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. In the present review, the authors summarize the most important technical innovations that have been already adopted and those that are likely to have a substantial impact on everyday clinical practice in the near future.

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  • 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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