ECGs and Pacemakers. Ablation to Treat Atrial Fibrillation: Beyond Rhythm Control

Zak, Jody
December 2010
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2010, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p68
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the use of catheter ablation in treating atrial fibrillation. It says that pathoanatomical changes occur during atrial fibrillation are fibrosis and atrial muscle mass loss. It also mentions that catheter ablation has improved and is evolving as standard treatment option in which its techniques are centered on atrial tissue, areas related to autonomic tone, and electrical triggers. The care before, during, and after ablation management is also discussed.


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