publication . Article . 2017

2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation

Calkins, Hugh; Hindricks, Gerhard; Cappato, Riccardo; Kim, Young-Hoon; Saad, Eduardo B.; Aguinaga, Luis; Akar, Joseph G.; Badhwar, Vinay; Brugada, Josep; Camm, John; ...
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  • Published: 01 May 2017
Abstract
During the past three decades, catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) have evolved from investigational procedures to their current role as effective treatment options for patients with AF. Surgical ablation of AF, using either standard, minimally invasive, or hybrid techniques, is available in most major hospitals throughout the world. Catheter ablation of AF is even more widely available, and is now the most commonly performed catheter ablation procedure. In 2007, an initial Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical AF Ablation was developed as a joint effort of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)...
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Fields of Science and Technology classification: 03 medical and health sciences0302 clinical medicine030212 general & internal medicine030204 cardiovascular system & hematology
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