Korean Circ J.  2011 Aug;41(8):431-433. 10.4070/kcj.2011.41.8.431.

Large Circular Ring Catheter Ablation Versus Anatomically Guided Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Back to the Future for Successful Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation?

  • 1Division of Cardiology, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea. hnpak@yuhs.ac


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MeSH Terms

Catheter Ablation

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