Atrial fibrillation ablation: pitfalls and potential solutions

N. Kumar

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia having significant morbidity and
mortality. AF is becoming a global epidemic especially in the western world considering the ageing population and limited success rate for treatment. Thus, tools and techniques used for AF therapy may also be associated with substantial costs to the healthcare providers. It is therefore imperative that their effectiveness is understood to support their appropriate introduction to clinical practice. This thesis aims to describe key emerging AF ablation techniques, their applications, several complications that are associated with their use, and possible solutions. The researcher does not intend to make any specific recommendations on which techniques policymakers should rely.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Maessen, J.G., Supervisor, External person
  • Timmermans, Carl, Co-Supervisor
  • Gelsomino, S., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date5 Nov 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789064649257
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • atrial fibrillation
  • treatment
  • ablation techniques

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