AER Newsletter - Posterior Ablation in AF

Dear Colleague,

Mechanisms for atrial fibrillation (AF) - rotors, GPs, ectopic foci, reentrant circuits - have a common origin on the posterior left atrium. No matter which theory for the initiation of AF you subscribe to, the posterior wall is a clear ablation target for addressing AF substrates. Recent enhanced MRI studies demonstrate that there is a progression of fibrosis and AF along the heart's posterior.

A new theory posits that areas of high mechanical stress along the pericardial reflections lead to atrial stretch and remodeling, creating conditions for AF along the posterior. Watch this new video to learn more about the role of comprehensive posterior ablation in AF.

[ Watch video here ]

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David W. Ramsey
Publishing Director
Radcliffe Cardiology

Others Posterior Ablation in AF Resources

The Convergent Procedure - A Standardised and Anatomic Approach Addresses the Clinical and Economic Unmet Needs of the Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Population
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2013;2(2):145-8
James McKinnie

Closed Chest Convergent Epicardial-Endocardial Ablation of Non-paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation - A Case Series and Literature Review
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2013;2(1):65-8
Amit J Thosani, Paul Gerczuk, Emerson Liu, William Belden, Robert Moraca

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