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Atrial Fibrillation

Basic Research and Clinical Applications

Atrial Fibrillation-Basic Research and Clinical Applications is designed to provide a comprehensive review and to introduce outstanding and novel researches. This book contains 22 polished chapters and consists of five sections: 1. Basic mechanisms of initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation and its pathophysiology, 2. Mapping of atrial fibrillation and novel methods of signal detection. 3. Clinical prognostic predictors of atrial fibrillation and remodeling, 4. Systemic reviews of catheter-based/surgical treatment and novel targets for treatment of atrial fibrillation and 5. Atrial fibrillation in specific conditions and its complications. Each chapter updates the knowledge of atrial fibrillation, providing state-of-the art for not only scientists and clinicians who are interested in electrophysiology, but also general cardiologists.

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Atrial FibrillationBasic Research and Clinical ApplicationsEdited by Jong-Il Choi

Published: January 11th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1449

ISBN: 978-953-307-399-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6625-2

Copyright year: 2012

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52375 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations

16 Dimensions Citations


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1. Atrioventricular Conduction in Atrial Fibrillation: Pathophysiology and Clinical Implications

By Attila Roka


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2. Modeling Mother Rotor Anchoring in Branching Atrial Tissue

By Gerald Fischer, Leonhard Wieser and Florian Hintringer


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3. Changes in the Atrial Substrate Alters the Spatiotemporal Organization and Characteristics of Atrial Fibrillation

By Thomas H. Everett


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4. The Thrombogenic Role of Platelets in Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

By Hanan Ahmed Galal Azzam


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5. New Gene-Candidate in Atrial Fibrillation Polymorphism of β1-Adrenoreceptor Gene

By Svetlana Nicoulina, Anna Chernova, Vladimir Shulman and Pavel Shesternya


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6. Current Status and Future of Cardiac Mapping in Atrial Fibrillation

By Doosang Kim and Hyuk Ahn


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7. Automatic Detection of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

By Redmond B. Shouldice, Conor Heneghan and Philip de Chazal


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8. Digital Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence Methods for Intracardial Signal Complexity Evaluation

By Vaclav Kremen and Lenka Lhotska


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9. Novel Index for Determining the Development of Electrophysiological and Structural Atrial Remodeling in Patient with Atrial Fibrillation

By Toshiya Kurotobi


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10. Prognostic Value of P Wave for Developing Atrial Fibrillation

By Hideki Hayashi and Minoru Horie


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11. Brain Natriuretic Peptide and the Risk of Cardiovascular Events and Death in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

By Keizo Tsuchida and Kazuhiko Tanabe


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12. Stepwise Ablation of Permanent Atrial Fibrillation

By Michala Pedersen, Daniel Scherr and Mélèze Hocini


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13. Ganglionated Plexi Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

By Yong Zhang, Mei Gao, Jiangrong Wang and Yinglong Hou


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14. Non- Isolation Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Does Autonomic Nerve Modulation Really Act?

By Hong-Tao Wang, Qiang-Sun Zheng, Xiong-Tao Liu, Jun Li, Fu-Jun Shang, Fei-Fei Su, Bo-yuan Fan and Dong-Bo Ou


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15. Clinical Result of Epicardial Pulmonary Vein Isolation (LAVIE) by Cryoablation as Concomitant Cardiac Operation and Clinical Application of New Ablation Device (KIRC-119 Infrared Coagulator) to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

By Hiroshi Kubota, Kenichi Sudo, Shinichi Takamoto, Hidehito Endo, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Akihiro Yoshimoto, Yu Takahashi, Yusuke Inaba and Akira Furuse


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16. Surgical Management of Atrial Fibrillation

By Bobby Yanagawa, Khaled D. Algarni and Gideon Cohen


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17. Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve Surgery

By Carlo Rostagno, Maria Brigitte Berioli and Pier Luigi Stefàno


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18. Acetylcholine-Activated Potassium Channel as a Novel Target for AF Treatment

By Norio Hashimoto


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19. New Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Critically Ill Patients

By M. E. Sleeswijk, T. van Noord and J. G. Zijlstra


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20. Atrial Fibrillation in Children

By Thomas C. Martin and Sean C. Hagenbuch


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21. Mitral Regurgitation and Atrial Fibrillation: The Contribution of Impaired Left Atrial Appendage Function to Atrial Thrombogenesis

By Burak Pamukcu and Atilla Bitigen


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22. Stroke and Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation

By Miljenka-Jelena Jurašić, Sandra Morović, Sonja Antić, Iris Zavoreo and Vida Demarin


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