L'ablazione transcatetere nella "cura" della fibrillazione atriale: Indicazioni alla luce dei risultati dei più grandi trial

Translated title of the contribution: Catheter ablation in the "care" of atrial fibrillation: Indications in light of the outcomes of the largest trial

Luigi Di Biase, Francesco Santoro, Pasquale Santangeli, Andrea Natale

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The treatment of atrial fibrillation has greatly changed over the past decade. Following the pivotal observation by Haissaguerre et al. who showed the relevance of ectopic beats in the initiation of atrial fibrillation, percutaneous catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation has evolved as the most effective therapeutic option for the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The aim of this review is to analyze the role of catheter ablation in the management of atrial fibrillation on the basis of the most important trials published so far. A brief mention to complications and strategies for their early detection is also made.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)726-735
Number of pages10
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013



  • Ablate and pace
  • Antiarrhythmic therapy
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Catheter ablation
  • Randomized controlled trials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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