Atrial fibrillation ablation: are we ready?

Shantanu, Deshpande and Yash, Lokhandwala (2007) Atrial fibrillation ablation: are we ready? Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 7 (3). pp. 139-141. ISSN 0972-6292

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in day to day practice. It contributes to morbidity in the form of heart failure and stroke and increased overall and cardiovascular mortality1. Moreover, no treatment of AF to date has resulted in a lower overall death rate. Anti arrhythmic therapy for AF may also contribute to increased mortality in this subgroup2. Even though AFFIRM investigators showed no apparent benefit from rhythm control, these results cannot be generalized to younger patients, more symptomatic patients and those with rheumatic valvular disease. Catheter ablation for the same seems to be an attractive approach.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Atrial Fibrillation, Catheter Ablation, Heart Failure, Stroke, Morbidity, Death Rate
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular > Heart Function Tests > Heart Catheterization > Catheter Ablation
Cardiovascular Diseases > Vascular Diseases > Cerebrovascular Disorders
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Therapeutics > Cautery > Electrocoagulation > Catheter Ablation
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Arrhythmia > Atrial Fibrillation
-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Therapeutics > Catheterization > Heart Catheterization > Catheter Ablation
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases
ID Code:2689
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:07 March 2008

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