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Jose Merino, ESC 2019 – Radiofrequency Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

Published Online: September 5th 2019

We spoke to Dr Jose Merino (Director, Arrhythmia and Robotic Electrophysiology Unit, Hospital General Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain) about the use of radiofrequency treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation, and the advantages of high-power short-duration point-by-point radiofrequency treatment. He also gives his recommendations of how physicians might incorporate these findings into the routine management of patients with atrial fibrillation.

Speaker’s Disclosures: Jose Merino has research and educational contracts with Abbott, Medtronic, Biosense, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, and Microport.

Questions:
1. What are the limitations with point-by-point radiofrequency application for pulmonary vein isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation? (0:05)
2. What advantages have you found with using high-power, short-duration point-by-point radiofrequency treatment? (1:51)
3. How should physicians incorporate these findings into their routine management of atrial fibrillation? (3:50)

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Filmed in partnership with the Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2019 in Paris, France, September 2019.

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