Persistent atrial fibrillation; It is time to regroup

Ali R. Keramati, Hugh Calkins

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Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is the only proven ablation strategy for paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). However, when AF recurs despite durable PVI in a subgroup of patients with persistent AF, there is no scientifically proven ablation strategy to pursue. Here, we summarized how we approach persistent AF at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2627-2628
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of cardiovascular electrophysiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019


  • atrial fibrillation
  • catheter ablation
  • posterior wall isolation
  • pulmonary vein isolation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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