Open Access Medical Books



Edited by Jong-Il Choi .

414 pages . 
Open Access .

Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, which may be associated with development of serious complications, such as ischemic stroke. For the past decade, experimental studies, as well as clinical electrophysiology data, have allowed a fundamental understanding of atrial fibrillation, and recent advances in catheter-based therapy have improved the clinical outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, many clinicians have often felt the frustration in management of this arrhythmia. This is likely a result from the multifactorial and diverse mechanism of atrial fibrillation. Thus, many scientific investigators are endeavoring to illustrate the mechanisms of the challenging arrhythmia.
This book is designed to provide a comprehensive review, and to introduce outstanding and novel research. This book contains 22 chapters, and consists of five sections concerning mechanism, mapping, and treatment of atrial fibrillation. It is my hope that scientists, clinicians, and cardiologists interested in electrophysiology will find valuable information from this book. Furthermore, I hope that the book will perform the role of creating future perspectives. This book does not attempt to cover atrial fibrillation on the whole. Therefore, referring the latest guidelines is recommended, especially in the management of atrial fibrillation, and I expect that future edition(s) will be more extensive.
I am deeply indebted to all the authors who were quite willing to sacrifice themselves to make this volume. Without their passion and effort, this book would not have been possible. I also acknowledge the professionalism of Marina Jozipovic, publishing process manager of In-Tech Open Access Publisher, who made an effort in helping to complete the book. I would also like to recognize the important contributions of my mentor, Young-Hoon Kim, who has always inspired me. Finally, I would like to thank my wife, So-Yeon Sim, for her constant support and encouragement.

Jong-Il Choi, MD, PhD
Korea University Medical Center, Seoul,



Part 1 Mechanisms and Pathophysiology .

 1 Atrioventricular Conduction in Atrial Fibrillation: Pathophysiology and Clinical Implications 3 Attila Roka

 2 Modeling Mother Rotor Anchoring in Branching Atrial Tissue 23 Gerald Fischer, Leonhard Wieser and Florian Hintringer

 3 Changes in the Atrial Substrate Alters the Spatiotemporal Organization and Characteristics of Atrial Fibrillation 39 Thomas H. Everett

 4 The Thrombogenic Role of Platelets in Valvular Atrial Fibrillation 63 Hanan Ahmed Galal Azzam

 5 New Gene-Candidate in Atrial Fibrillation Polymorphism of β1-Adrenoreceptor Gene 81 Svetlana Nicoulina, Anna Chernova, Vladimir Shulman and Pavel Shesternya

Part 2 Mapping and Detection .

 6 Current Status and Future of Cardiac Mapping in Atrial Fibrillation 93 Doosang Kim and Hyuk Ahn

 7 Automatic Detection of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation 125 Redmond B. Shouldice, Conor Heneghan and Philip de Chazal

 8 Digital Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence Methods for Intracardial Signal Complexity Evaluation 147 Vaclav Kremen and Lenka Lhotska

Part 3 Remodeling and Predictors .

 9 Novel Index for Determining the Development of Electrophysiological and Structural Atrial Remodeling in Patient with Atrial Fibrillation 173 Toshiya Kurotobi

 10 Prognostic Value of P Wave for Developing Atrial Fibrillation 189 Hideki Hayashi and Minoru Horie

 11 Brain Natriuretic Peptide and the Risk of Cardiovascular Events and Death in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation 199 Keizo Tsuchida and Kazuhiko Tanabe

Part 4 Management .

 12 Stepwise Ablation of Permanent Atrial Fibrillation 215 Michala Pedersen, Daniel Scherr and Mélèze Hocini

 13 Ganglionated Plexi Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation 239 Yong Zhang, Mei Gao, Jiangrong Wang and Yinglong Hou

 14 Non- Isolation Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Does Autonomic Nerve Modulation Really Act? 255 Hong-Tao Wang, Qiang-Sun Zheng, Xiong-Tao Liu, Jun Li, Fu-Jun Shang, Fei-Fei Su, Bo-yuan Fan and Dong-Bo Ou

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

 16 Surgical Management of Atrial Fibrillation 291 Bobby Yanagawa, Khaled D. Algarni and Gideon Cohen

 17 Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve Surgery 307 Carlo Rostagno, Maria Brigitte Berioli and Pier Luigi Stefàno

 18 Acetylcholine-Activated Potassium Channel as a Novel Target for AF Treatment 321 Norio Hashimoto

Part 5 Specific Populations and Complications .

 19 New Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Critically Ill Patients 341 M. E. Sleeswijk, T. van Noord and J. G. Zijlstra

 20 Atrial Fibrillation in Children 349 Thomas C. Martin and Sean C. Hagenbuch

 21 Mitral Regurgitation and Atrial Fibrillation: The Contribution of Impaired Left Atrial Appendage Function to Atrial Thrombogenesis 373 Burak Pamukcu and Atilla Bitigen

 22 Stroke and Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation 381 Miljenka-Jelena Jurašić, Sandra Morović, Sonja Antić, Iris Zavoreo and Vida Demarin

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