• T. V. Zolotarova
  • M. S. Brynza
  • O. V. Martynenko
  • D. E. Volkov
Keywords: clinical features, atrial fibrillation and flutter, surgery, catheter ablation, cavo-tricuspid isthmus, pulmonary veins


The study involved 76 patients with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter (AF/AFL) who were divided into groups depending on conducted surgery (radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary veins (RFA PV), cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI), a combined strategy (PV + CTI)). We evaluated the sex and age of patients, AF and AFL form, duration of AF/AFL, classification of AF / AFL by the different scales, stage and degree of hypertension (AT); types of coronary heart disease (CHD); diabetes mellitus type 2; acute cerebrovascular accident history; functional class and stage of chronic heart failure (FC CHF). The frequency distribution of basic cardiovascular diseases and their clinical signs are observed equally in patients with AF/AFL, regardless of the type of surgery carried out and they do not influence the choice of the latter. Male patients often held RFA CTI and women – RFA PV. Patients with persistent AF often require alternative treatments, especially catheter ablation of arrhythmic substrate.


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How to Cite
Zolotarova, T. V., Brynza, M. S., Martynenko, O. V., & Volkov, D. E. (2017). TYPES OF RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION AND CLINICAL SYMPTOMS IN PATIENTS WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND FLUTTER. The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Series "Medicine", (34), 51-56. Retrieved from https://periodicals.karazin.ua/medicine/article/view/10040
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