The Management of Atrial Fibrillation in a Patient with Unrepaired Atrial Septal Defect

Shane F. Tsai, Steven Kalbfleisch

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequent comorbidity in adults with atrial septal defect (ASD), one of the most common congenital heart defects. However, there are currently limited recommendations for the management of AF associated with ASD. This article describes a case using a planned approach of catheter ablation followed by transcatheter device closure and discusses management options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-133
Number of pages7
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2012



  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Catheter ablation
  • Transcatheter intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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