Computed tomography imaging in atrial fibrillation ablation

Kavita Sharma, Jeffrey A. Brinker, Charles A. Henrikson

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common supraventricular arrhythmia in adults and catheter ablation has increasingly become the therapy of choice for symptomatic, recurrent, drug refractory AF. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the utility of computed tomography (CT) imaging in guiding radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA), as well as highlight the additional radiographic and functional anatomic data provided by CT in comparison to alternative radiographic modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)916-925
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Atrial Fibrillation
Volume2
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2011

Keywords

  • Abnormal atrial electrograms
  • Accessory pathways
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial muscle vulnerability
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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