Ablate and pace: Is there still a role?

Alexandru Bogdan Chicos*, Bradley Paul Knight

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Despite the development of newer drugs and procedures to improve rhythm control, there is still a place for ablation of the atrioventricular junction (AVJ) in the management of selected patients with AF who are refractory to medical therapy, to improve quality of life, prevent ventricular dysfunction, and to optimize cardiac resynchronization therapy. We review all aspects of the "ablate and pace" strategy, from its history to patient selection, technique, outcomes and applications, and identify the need for randomized clinical trials to address some of the remaining questions regarding its application in some groups of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-412
Number of pages10
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

Keywords

  • Ablate and pace
  • Ablation
  • Atrioventricular junction
  • Atrioventricular node

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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