Suppression of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation by pacing

Gupta, Anoop (2003) Suppression of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation by pacing. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 3 (2). pp. 45-46. ISSN 0972-6292

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Atrial Fibrillation (AF) affects approximately five million people world- wide. The incidence of AF increases with aging and more common in males.1 Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiogenic cause of stroke and exacerbates heart failure. Despite the prevalence of AF, it is still one of the most difficult arrhythmia to treat.2 The management option of AF ranges from pharmacological therapy, catheter based ablation and surgery. However, non-traditional uses of pacemaker therapy have been reported in recent past. Pacing therapies for AF are specific to the nature of the patient’s AF. 3,4 Pharmacological management alone is the typical initial course of action. In AF cases where rapid ventricular rates cannot be controlled by pharmacological therapy, ventricular pacing therapy may be combined with radiofrequency catheter ablation of AV node. 5

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation; Suppression by Pacing
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular > Heart Function Tests > Heart Catheterization > Catheter Ablation
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Arrhythmia
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Arrhythmia > Atrial Fibrillation
Therapeutics > Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
ID Code:297
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:21 July 2005

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