ACC.20/WCC: Vein of Marshall Ethanol Infusion for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation - The Venus Trial


Overview from Dr. Kenneth Ellenbogen on findings presented at the American College of Cardiology/World Congress of Cardiology’s virtual scientific sessions (ACC.20/WCC Virtual): Vein Of Marshall Ethanol Infusion For Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: The Venus Trial by Miguel Valderrabano, Leif E. Peterson, Vijay Swarup, Paul Schurmann, Rahul Doshi, David DeLurgio, Charles Athill, Kenneth Ellenbogen, Andrea Natale, Irakli Giorgberidze, Raquel Bunge, Michelle L. Guthrie, Neal Kleiman, Amish S. Dave, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston, TX. In addition to the video interview, Dr. Ellenbogen adds that this study confirms that catheter ablation of the pulmonary veins is quite effective for reducing the burden of AF in patients with persistent AF. Adding vein of Marshall ablation with ethanol increases the efficacy of the procedure.