Percutaneous interventions in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation: leftatrial ablation and left atrial appendage occlusion

作者:Evgeny N Mikhaylov[1,2];Tamas Szili-Torok[3];Dmitry S Lebedev[1] 刊名:老年心脏病学杂志:英文版 上传者:盛奎川

【摘要】Heart rhythm disturbances become of special importancewhen patients reach a senior age. Atrial fibrillation (AF) isthe most prevalent arrhythmia among the old age groups,and its impact on morbidity and mortality becomes of para-mount significance. In this population, AF is responsible forsignificant amount of thromboembolic cerebrovascularevents, especially for disabling and fatal strokes, Follow-ing announcement of the special issue of the Journal of Geri-atric Cardiology devoted to heart rhythm disorders in theelderly, a number of submissions have been received withAF as the major topic of authors' researches.

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Editorial Journal ofGeriatric Cardiology(2017)14:541—546 ~2017 JGC All rights reserved;www.jgc301.corn ■ · Open Access。 Percutaneous interventions in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation:left atrial ablation and left atrial appendage occlusion Evgeny N M ikhaylov ,。, , Tamas Szili—Torok3 , Dmitry S Lebedev IArrhythmia Department,Almazov NationalM edicalResearch Centre,Saint-Petersburg,Russia :Neuromodulation Laboratory , Almazov National Medical Research Centr~Saint-Petersburg,Russia 3Electrophysiology Unit , Cardiology Department,Erasmus Medical Center,Rotterdam,the Netherlands JGeriatrCardiol2017;14:541—546.doi:10.11909/j.issn.1671—5411.2017.09.009 Keyw ords:Atrial fibrillation;Ablation;Ei cacy;Left atrial appendage;Occlusion;Safety;The elderly 1 Introduction Heart rhythm disturbances become of special importance when patients reach a senior age.Atrial fibrillation fAF)is the most prevalent arrhythmia among the old age groups, and its impact on morbidity and motrality becomes of para- mount significance In this population is responsible for significant amount of thromboembolic cerebrovascular events.especially for disabling and fatal strokes.L Follow- ing announcement of the special issue of the Journal ofGeri- attic Cardiology devoted to heart rhythm disorders in the elderly.a number of submissions have been received with AF as the major topic ofauthors’researches. Here we would like to introduce this special issue,which finally included clinical research PaDers on ag

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