Cardiac Rhythm Management

Catheter Ablation of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation


This activity is comprised of a pre-recorded catheter ablation case, performed in real-time, on a Persistent AF patient. The case is complemented with operator narration and interactive discussions amongst an expert panel of Electrophysiologists

The live case was originally performed at the Mount Sinai Electrophysiology lab by Dr. Vivek Reddy on December 1, 2011 and transmitted into the general session of AF Ablation Innovations: Insights from the Experts. This case presentation will illustrate and review optimal clinical decision making and procedural approaches.

Anti-arrhythmic therapy vs Ablation was discussed and the decision reached was to pursue catheter ablation for the treatment of the Persistent AF.

Case History

  • A 64 year old male with Persistent AF diagnosed in 2006.
  • Surgical MAZE and CABG procedure performed in 2008.
  • Symptoms include Palpitations, fatigue, reduced exercise, tolerance.
  • Multiple prior DCCVs
  • Progressive LV Dysfunction


Vivek Reddy, MD
Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Director, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley
Charitable Trust Center for Cardiac Electrophysiology
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

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Cardiac Rhythm Management