MedPage: Ablation for Afib Dogged by Complications

April 29, 2013

Action Points

  • This study found that catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation — with its promise of drug-free symptom relief and long-term outcome benefits — thus far has been hindered by high rates of periprocedural complications and a frequent need for rehospitalization.
  • Older age, female sex, prior hospitalization for atrial fibrillation, and recent hospital procedure experience were all associated with a higher risk of complications and/or 30-day readmission after ablation

 

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Arrhythmias/30461

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