Int J Arrhythm.  2018 Dec;19(3):235-284. 10.18501/arrhythmia.2018.012.

2018 Korean Guidelines for Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Part II

Abstract

In this part the writing group will cover strategies, techniques, and endpoints of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Prior to all, electrical isolation of the pulmonary veins is recommended during all AF ablation procedures. In addition, techniques to be used for ablation of persistent and long-standing persistent AF, adjunctive ablation strategies, nonablative strategies to improve outcomes of AF ablation, and endpoints for ablation of paroxysmal, persistent, and long-standing persistent AF will be reviewed. Currently many technologies and tools are employed for AF ablation procedures. Radiofrequency energy, cryoablation, and other energy sources and tools are in various stages of development and/or clinical investigation. Finally, anticoagulation strategies pre-, during, and postcatheter ablation of AF and technical aspects of ablation to maximize safety are discussed in this section.

Keyword

atrial fibrillation; ablation; strategy; technique; anticoagulation

MeSH Terms

Atrial Fibrillation*
Catheter Ablation*
Catheters*
Cryosurgery
Pulmonary Veins
Writing
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