Profiles in EP

Arrhythmia Grand Rounds, April 2015, Volume 1, Issue 1: 44-46
DOI: 10.12945/j.agr.2015.00022-14

Reflections and Reminiscing on the First Catheter Ablation of the AV Junction in Man

Melvin Scheinman, MD

University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

Abstract

I am delighted to accept the invitation for me to reminisce over my experience relative to the first ablation in a human. It has been a source of great pride and fulfillment to watch the amazing growth and development of this methodology to where ablative procedures are now used to control or cure virtually all cardiac arrhythmias. I have previously described my experience in a scientific communication. I am happy to elaborate in a less structured format.

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