2006, Number S2
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ABSTRACTSince the first report of radiofrequency catheter ablation curing atrial fibrillation (AF) nearly a decade ago, numerous techniques have evolved, from linear ablation to modify the reentrant sustrate for AF, to electrical isolation of pulmonary vein to eliminate triggers of AF, to hibrid approaches of circunferential ablation around and between the pulmonary veins and mitral valve annulus to modify both the triggers and sustrate for AF. We describe the electroanatomic mapping system (CARTO, Biosense Webster) and its use in patients undergoing catheter ablation for AF.
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