Mechanism of silent cerebral ischemia during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
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Debreceni Egyetem ÁOK, Kardiológiai Intézet, Debrecen
Silent cerebral ischemia detected after atrial fibrillation ablation has been studied intensively through the last 7-8 years. We have been studying this phenomenon at our Institute since 2010 with a systematic use of transcranial Doppler and intracardiac echocardiography to detect cerebral microembolisation during atrial fibrillation ablations. Herein, I review available data on cerebral microembolization in this context, mainly relying on the results of our group.