This concise text presents best practices for all aspects of atrial fibrillation ablation as outlined in the new version of the VeniceChart International Consensus document, which is presented in conjunction with the biannual Venice Arrhythmias conference. In addition to discussing the latest in a-fib ablation research, this 2011 update covers all the key areas of therapy and patient management, including:
Techniques and technologies
Patient management pre-, peri- and post-ablation
Prevention and treatment of complications
Definition of success and long-term results
With contributions from the world s recognized thought leaders in this field, this book is a highly valuable source of information not only for specialists in electrophysiology, but also for general cardiologists, fellows in cardiology and others interested in this dynamic and increasingly important topic.