Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-01-31
Received: 26 June 2018
Accepted: 7 January 2019
First Online: 31 January 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: Dr. Winkle: equity interest Farapulse, Inc., Dr. Mead: consultant Medtronic, iRhythm, Abbott and Biosense Webster. Dr. Engel: consultant and investigator Medtronic, Dr. Kong: investigator, consultant, advisory board Medtronic, Peerbridge Scientific advisory board, Cardiac Therapeutics, scientific advisory board and investigator, EBR Systems, consultant. Mr. Fleming: none, Dr. Salcedo: none Dr. Patrawala: consultant Biosense Webster and Abbott. Dr. Castro: none. Dr. Gaudiani: none.
: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. The protocol was approved by the Western Institutional Review Board. Patients signed consent for their ablation procedures.
: This was a retrospective study, and for this type of study formal consent is not required.