Radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation initiated by pulmonary vein ectopic beats

Shih Ann Chen, Ching Tai Tai, Chin Feng Tsai, Ming Hsiung Hsieh, Yu An Ding, Mau Song Chang

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Ectopic beats from the pulmonary veins (PVs) have been demonstrated to initiate atrial fibrillation (AF). This article describes the conceptual approach to mapping, interpretation of different electrograms, and ablation of AF initiated by PV ectopic beats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-227
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes



  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Catheter ablation
  • Pulmonary vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology

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