ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Catheter Ablation Approaches for the Treatment of Arrhythmia Recurrence in Patients with a Durable Pulmonary Vein Isolation
Vinitha Nesapiragasan1, Mert İlker Hayıroğlu2, Vanessa Sciacca1, Philipp Sommer1, Christian Sohns1, Thomas Fink1
1Clinics for Electrophysiology, Herz- und Diabeteszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
2Clinic Cardiology, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.4274/balkanmedj.galenos.2023.2023-9-48
Pages : 386-394


Catheter ablation has emerged as an effective treatment for atrial arrhythmias, and pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is the cornerstone of ablation strategies. Significant technological evolution and widespread increase in operator experience have facilitated the effectiveness of catheter ablation to achieve durable PVIs in single or multiple ablation procedures. Nevertheless, arrhythmia recurrence is a common problem even after establishing PVI. Data on catheter ablation in these patients are sparse and repeat ablation in this population is highly challenging. In this review we have summarized the available data as well as potential strategies of catheter ablation following the initial PVI.

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