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Obesity is associated with impaired long-term success of pulmonary vein isolation: a plea for risk factor management before ablation
  1. Gijs E De Maat1,2,
  2. Bart Mulder1,
  3. Wouter L Berretty1,
  4. Meelad I H Al-Jazairi1,
  5. Yong E S Tan1,
  6. Ans C P Wiesfeld1,
  7. Massimo A Mariani1,
  8. Isabelle C Van Gelder1,
  9. Michiel Rienstra1 and
  10. Yuri Blaauw1
  1. 1 Department of Cardiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gijs E De Maat; g.e.de.maat{at}umcg.nl

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  • Contributors GedM and BM conducted the analysis. GEdM, BM, MAM and MR wrote the manuscript. YB and IVG designed the study. MIHA-J and WLB assisted in data gathering, processing and statistical analysis. YEST, ACPW, IVG and YB revised the manuscript critically for important intellectual content.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained for the procedure.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement All available data are reported in the article.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors GedM and BM conducted the analysis. GEdM, BM, MAM and MR wrote the manuscript. YB and IVG designed the study. MIHA-J and WLB assisted in data gathering, processing and statistical analysis. YEST, ACPW, IVG and YB revised the manuscript critically for important intellectual content.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained for the procedure.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement All available data are reported in the article.

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