Carlo Pappone

Summary

Affiliation: San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Circumferential radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary vein ostia: A new anatomic approach for curing atrial fibrillation
    C Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Circulation 102:2619-28. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Mapping and ablation: a worldwide perspective
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 17:195-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation versus antiarrhythmic drug therapy in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: the APAF Study
    Carlo Pappone
    Division of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2340-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Curr Cardiol Rep 8:343-6. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Atrio-esophageal fistula as a complication of percutaneous transcatheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Circulation 109:2724-6. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Robotic magnetic navigation for atrial fibrillation ablation
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Electrophysiology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1390-400. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation ablation: state of the art
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 96:59L-64L. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation ablation: a realistic alternative to pharmacologic therapy
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Arrhythmology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 2:608-9. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation in children with asymptomatic Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    N Engl J Med 351:1197-205. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Should catheter ablation be performed in asymptomatic patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome? Catheter ablation should be performed in asymptomatic patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Circulation 112:2207-15; discussion 2216. 2005

Detail Information

Publications63

  1. ncbi request reprint Circumferential radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary vein ostia: A new anatomic approach for curing atrial fibrillation
    C Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Circulation 102:2619-28. 2000
    ..We developed an anatomic approach aimed at isolating each PV from the left atrium (LA) by circumferential radiofrequency (RF) lesions around their ostia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Mapping and ablation: a worldwide perspective
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 17:195-8. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation versus antiarrhythmic drug therapy in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: the APAF Study
    Carlo Pappone
    Division of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2340-7. 2006
    ..We compared ablation strategy with antiarrhythmic drug therapy (ADT) in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Curr Cardiol Rep 8:343-6. 2006
    ..As the prevalence of AF in the general population continues to increase, the purpose of optimizing our strategy becomes evermore important and more pressing...
  5. ncbi request reprint Atrio-esophageal fistula as a complication of percutaneous transcatheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Circulation 109:2724-6. 2004
    ..Radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation is becoming widely practiced...
  6. ncbi request reprint Robotic magnetic navigation for atrial fibrillation ablation
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Electrophysiology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1390-400. 2006
    ..We assessed feasibility of magnetic catheter guidance in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing circumferential pulmonary vein ablation (CPVA)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation ablation: state of the art
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 96:59L-64L. 2005
    ..Use of a robotic navigation system has begun a new era in interventional cardiac electrophysiology-without risk of major complications, such as cardiac tamponade or atrioesophageal fistula, even in less experienced laboratories...
  8. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation ablation: a realistic alternative to pharmacologic therapy
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Arrhythmology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 2:608-9. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation in children with asymptomatic Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    N Engl J Med 351:1197-205. 2004
    ..Ventricular fibrillation can be the presenting arrhythmia in children with asymptomatic Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Deaths due to this arrhythmia are potentially preventable...
  10. ncbi request reprint Should catheter ablation be performed in asymptomatic patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome? Catheter ablation should be performed in asymptomatic patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Circulation 112:2207-15; discussion 2216. 2005
  11. ncbi request reprint The who, what, why, and how-to guide for circumferential pulmonary vein ablation
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1226-30. 2004
  12. ncbi request reprint Prevention of iatrogenic atrial tachycardia after ablation of atrial fibrillation: a prospective randomized study comparing circumferential pulmonary vein ablation with a modified approach
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Circulation 110:3036-42. 2004
    ..We evaluated whether a modified CPVA approach including additional ablation lines on posterior wall and the mitral isthmus would reduce the incidence of AT after PV ablation...
  13. ncbi request reprint A randomized study of prophylactic catheter ablation in asymptomatic patients with the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    N Engl J Med 349:1803-11. 2003
    ..We tested the hypothesis that prophylactic catheter ablation of accessory pathways would provide meaningful and durable benefits as compared with no treatment in such patients...
  14. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation progression and management: a 5-year prospective follow-up study
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 5:1501-7. 2008
    ..Few data on atrial fibrillation (AF) progression from the first paroxysmal episode are available...
  15. ncbi request reprint Atrial electroanatomic remodeling after circumferential radiofrequency pulmonary vein ablation: efficacy of an anatomic approach in a large cohort of patients with atrial fibrillation
    C Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Circulation 104:2539-44. 2001
    ..Circumferential radiofrequency ablation around pulmonary vein (PV) ostia has recently been described as a new anatomic approach for atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  16. doi request reprint New-onset atrial fibrillation as first clinical manifestation of latent Brugada syndrome: prevalence and clinical significance
    Carlo Pappone
    Division of Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing, Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Eur Heart J 30:2985-92. 2009
    ..To evaluate the prevalence, clinical significance, and prognosis of latent Brugada syndrome (BrS) in patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) unmasked by class 1C antiarrhythmic drugs...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cardiac contractility modulation by electric currents applied during the refractory period in patients with heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 90:1307-13. 2002
    ..01). CCM stimulation in patients with HF enhanced regional and global measures of LV systolic function, regardless of the varied delivery chamber or whether modulation was performed during RV pacing or BVP...
  18. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of invasive electrophysiologic testing to stratify the risk of arrhythmic events in asymptomatic patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White pattern: results from a large prospective long-term follow-up study
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology, and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:239-44. 2003
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Sudden death and ventricular preexcitation: is it necessary to treat the asymptomatic patients?
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 14:762-5. 2008
    ..These findings provide strong evidence to revisit current guidelines, which appropriately in the absence of evidence had been conservative...
  20. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein denervation enhances long-term benefit after circumferential ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    Circulation 109:327-34. 2004
    ..This study assesses the incremental benefit of vagal denervation by radiofrequency in preventing recurrent AF in a large series of patients undergoing CPVA for paroxysmal AF...
  21. ncbi request reprint Evolution of non-pharmacological curative therapy for atrial fibrillation. Where do we stand today?
    Carlo Pappone
    San Raeffaele University Hospital, Division of Electrophysioloy and Cardiac Pacing, Department of Cardiology, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 88:135-42. 2003
    ..1 mV) inside and around the encircled areas...
  22. ncbi request reprint Robotic and magnetic navigation for atrial fibrillation ablation. How and why?
    Carlo Pappone
    San Raffaele University Hospital, Department of Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina, 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Expert Rev Med Devices 4:885-94. 2007
    ..We aim to describe how this system works and why it is needed in the field of catheter ablation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Combining electrical therapies for advanced heart failure: the Milan experience with biventricular pacing-defibrillation backup combination for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 91:74F-80F. 2003
    ..Although there are limitations with an observational study, our experience suggests that ICD backup grants increased security in BVP patients without conventional class I ICD indications...
  24. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation ablation
    Carlo Pappone
    Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:190-9. 2005
    ..In this article we sought to describe critical methodological aspects of our techniques along with future implementation with new technologies and to summarize our published clinical experience on the most prestigious journals...
  25. doi request reprint The natural history of asymptomatic ventricular pre-excitation a long-term prospective follow-up study of 184 asymptomatic children
    Vincenzo Santinelli
    Department of Electrophysiology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:275-80. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the natural history of asymptomatic ventricular pre-excitation in children and to determine predictors of potentially life-threatening arrhythmic events...
  26. ncbi request reprint Mortality, morbidity, and quality of life after circumferential pulmonary vein ablation for atrial fibrillation: outcomes from a controlled nonrandomized long-term study
    Carlo Pappone
    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:185-97. 2003
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with mitral valve prostheses and enlarged atria: safety, feasibility, and efficacy
    Christopher C Lang
    Division of Cardiac Pacing and Arrhythmias, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:868-72. 2005
    ..Few data have been published on transcatheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with mitral valve prostheses. Thus, we sought to report our experience...
  28. ncbi request reprint Endocardial impedance mapping during circumferential pulmonary vein ablation of atrial fibrillation differentiates between atrial and venous tissue
    Christopher C E Lang
    Division of Arrhythmology and Cardiac Electrophysiology, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 3:171-8. 2006
    ..Circumferential pulmonary vein ablation (CPVA) is an effective treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). Accurate left atrial (LA) mapping is essential for creating lesions at the LA-pulmonary vein (PV) junction, avoiding PV stenosis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Left atrial tachycardia after circumferential pulmonary vein ablation for atrial fibrillation: electroanatomic characterization and treatment
    Cezar E Mesas
    Department of Cardiology, Arrhythmology Section, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:1071-9. 2004
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Risk of malignant arrhythmias in initially symptomatic patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: results of a prospective long-term electrophysiological follow-up study
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Arrhythmology, Maria Cecilia Hospital, Via Corriera 1, Cotignola, Italy
    Circulation 125:661-8. 2012
    ..The available amount of detailed long-term data in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is limited, and no prospective electrophysiological studies looking at predictors of malignant arrhythmia are available...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cardiac contractility modulation by non-excitatory electrical currents. The new frontier for electrical therapy of heart failure
    Giuseppe Augello
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Ital Heart J 5:68S-75S. 2004
    ..The technique would appear to be attractive as an additive treatment for severe HF. Controlled randomized studies are needed to validate this novel concept...
  32. doi request reprint Asymptomatic ventricular preexcitation: a long-term prospective follow-up study of 293 adult patients
    Vincenzo Santinelli
    Department of Arrhythmology, Electrophysiology, and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2:102-7. 2009
    ..Sudden cardiac death can be the first clinical presentation of asymptomatic ventricular preexcitation...
  33. ncbi request reprint Electroanatomic remodeling of the left atrium in patients undergoing repeat pulmonary vein ablation: mechanistic insights and implications for ablation
    C├ęzar Eumann Mesas
    Department of Cardiology, Arrhythmology Section, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:1279-85. 2006
    ..There is limited information describing late changes in the electroanatomic characteristics of the left atrium (LA) associated with recurrence after an anatomical circumferential pulmonary vein ablation (CPVA) for atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  34. doi request reprint Pulmonary vein isolation after circumferential pulmonary vein ablation: comparison between Lasso and three-dimensional electroanatomical assessment of complete electrical disconnection
    Giuseppe Augello
    Department of Arrhythmology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 6:1706-13. 2009
    ..However, three-dimensional (3D) electroanatomical systems used for anatomy reconstruction and to guide coalescent delivery of ablation lesions avoid the use of multiple transeptal punctures and multiple catheters in the left atrium...
  35. ncbi request reprint First human chronic experience with cardiac contractility modulation by nonexcitatory electrical currents for treating systolic heart failure: mid-term safety and efficacy results from a multicenter study
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:418-27. 2004
    ..The aim of this multicenter study was to assess the chronic safety and preliminary efficacy of an implantable device delivering this novel form of electrical therapy...
  36. doi request reprint Radiofrequency catheter ablation and antiarrhythmic drug therapy: a prospective, randomized, 4-year follow-up trial: the APAF study
    Carlo Pappone
    San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:808-14. 2011
    ..Information on comparative outcome between radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) and antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) >1 year after randomization is important for clinical decision-making...
  37. ncbi request reprint Origin of atrial fibrillation from the pulmonary veins in a mitral patient
    Joao Q Melo
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:914-6. 2003
  38. ncbi request reprint Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation with a novel bipolar radiofrequency device
    Stefano Benussi
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, S Raffaele Univeristy Hospital, Milan, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:491-7. 2005
    ..We describe acute electrophysiologic findings and follow-up results of epicardial ablation with a novel bipolar radiofrequency device...
  39. ncbi request reprint The effect of concomitant radiofrequency ablation and surgical technique (repair versus replacement) on release of cardiac biomarkers during mitral valve surgery
    Alberto Zangrillo
    Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milano Italy
    Anesth Analg 101:24-9, table of contents. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint How to perform encircling ablation of the left atrium
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 3:1105-9. 2006
  41. ncbi request reprint [Concomitant treatment of atrial fibrillation in open-heart surgery patients: late rhythm and functional results]
    Simona Nascimbene
    Divisione di Cardiochirurgia, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano
    Ital Heart J Suppl 5:199-204. 2004
    ..We analysed mid-term results of intraoperative left radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation...
  42. pmc Genetics can contribute to the prognosis of Brugada syndrome: a pilot model for risk stratification
    Elena Sommariva
    Genomic Unit for the Diagnosis of Human Pathologies, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milano, Italy
    Eur J Hum Genet 21:911-7. 2013
    ..This study correlates for the first time the presence of genetic variants with increased arrhythmic risk in Brugada patients, representing a first step towards the design of a new risk stratification model. ..
  43. ncbi request reprint Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation using the epicardial radiofrequency approach: mid-term results and risk analysis
    Stefano Benussi
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, S Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:1050-6; discussion 1057. 2002
    ..We report our experience with a left atrial procedure based on extensive use of epicardial radiofrequency ablation in an effort to minimize cardiac arrest time...
  44. doi request reprint Follow-up of CRT-ICD: implications for the use of remote follow-up systems. Data from the InSync ICD Italian Registry
    Maurizio Lunati
    Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:38-46. 2008
    ..Launch of remote follow-up systems in Europe is currently underway. However, there is insufficient understanding of postimplant practices with respect to device follow-up, reprogramming of device features, and postshock clinic visits...
  45. ncbi request reprint Advances for treating in-hospital cardiac arrest: safety and effectiveness of a new automatic external cardioverter-defibrillator
    Antoni Martinez-Rubio
    Cardiology, University Hospital de la Sta Creu i St Pau, Avda St Antoni Ma Claret 167, E 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:627-32. 2003
    ..BACKGROUND Although, the response time to cardiac arrest (CA) is a major determinant of mortality and morbidity, in-hospital strategies have not significantly changed during the last 30 years...
  46. doi request reprint Safety and efficacy of remote magnetic ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Carlo Pappone
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1614-5; author reply 1615-6. 2008
  47. ncbi request reprint Natural history of Brugada syndrome: insights for risk stratification and management
    Silvia G Priori
    Molecular Cardiology Laboratories, IRCCS Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri and University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Circulation 105:1342-7. 2002
    ..Furthermore, the value of programmed electrical stimulation (PES) for risk stratification is highly debated. The objective of this study was to search for novel parameters to identify patients at risk of sudden death...
  48. ncbi request reprint Sudden death due to atrial fibrillation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a predictable event in a young patient
    Stefano Favale
    Cardiosurgery Division, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplant and D I M C, University of Bari, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:637-9. 2003
    ..The high incidence of atrial tachyarrhythmias in HCM renders cases like this at higher risk of SD. The predictive role of incremental atrial stimulation merits highlighting in future studies...
  49. ncbi request reprint HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for personnel, policy, procedures and follow-up. A report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of
    Hugh Calkins
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA
    Europace 9:335-79. 2007
  50. ncbi request reprint Venice Chart international consensus document on atrial fibrillation ablation
    Andrea Natale
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:560-80. 2007
  51. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous left atrial appendage transcatheter occlusion (PLAATO system) to prevent stroke in high-risk patients with non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation: results from the international multi-center feasibility trials
    Stefan H Ostermayer
    CardioVascular Center Frankfurt, Sankt Katharinen, Frankfurt, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:9-14. 2005
    ..These studies were conducted to evaluate the feasibility of percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion using the PLAATO system (ev3 Inc., Plymouth, Minnesota)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Prevention of atrial fibrillation: how important is transseptal atrial conduction in humans?
    Carlo Pappone
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1118-9. 2004
  53. ncbi request reprint Myocyte changes and their left atrial distribution in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation related to mitral valve disease
    Domenico Corradi
    Pathology Section, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Hum Pathol 36:1080-9. 2005
    ..This remodeling may increase the heterogeneity of LAPW electrical conduction, thus confirming this location as an elective target for the ablation treatment of AF...
  54. ncbi request reprint Electrical signals applied during the absolute refractory period: an investigational treatment for advanced heart failure in patients with normal QRS duration
    Thomas Lawo
    Berufgenossenschaftliche Kliniken Bergmannnsheil, Bochum, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:2229-36. 2005
    ..The results of these preclinical and clinical studies formed the basis for proceeding with two prospective, randomized clinical studies currently underway to definitively test the safety and efficacy of this treatment...
  55. ncbi request reprint Regional left atrial interstitial remodeling in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation undergoing mitral-valve surgery
    Domenico Corradi
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Section, University of Parma, Via Gramsci 14, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Virchows Arch 445:498-505. 2004
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Towards a unified strategy for atrial fibrillation ablation?
    Carlo Pappone
    Eur Heart J 26:1687-8; author reply 1688. 2005
  57. ncbi request reprint Circumferential pulmonary-vein ablation for chronic atrial fibrillation
    Hakan Oral
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:934-41. 2006
    ..We conducted a randomized, controlled trial of circumferential pulmonary-vein ablation for the treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation...
  58. ncbi request reprint Multielectrode basket catheter: a new tool for curing atrial fibrillation?
    Carlo Pappone
    Heart Rhythm 3:385-6. 2006
  59. ncbi request reprint Segmental pulmonary vein isolation versus the circumferential approach: is the tide turning?
    Carlo Pappone
    Heart Rhythm 1:326-8. 2004
  60. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein stenosis after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Carlo Pappone
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:165-7. 2003
  61. ncbi request reprint HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert Consensus Statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for personnel, policy, procedures and follow-up. A report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on catheter and surgical ablation of
    Hugh Calkins
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:816-61. 2007
  62. ncbi request reprint Remote ablation of accessory pathways
    Carlo Pappone
    Eur Heart J 29:422. 2008
  63. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous mitral valve repair: an attractive perspective and an opportunity for teamwork
    Ottavio Alfieri
    Ital Heart J 5:723-6. 2004