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Catheter ablation reduces risk of stroke and death among AFib patients

Atrial fibrillation patients who underwent catheter ablation had a reduced risk of stroke and death—2.2% of those who had ablation experienced stroke versus 4.7% on medications alone, and 6% died from stroke versus 23.5% of those on medications alone.

Day, JD, BG Crandall, JS Osborn, JP Weiss, DL Lappe, T Bair, H May, JL Anderson, B Muhlestein, J Nelson, and TJ Bunch. Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Significantly Reduces Long-Term Mortality and Strokes in a Large Patient Population; 2010

Reference

Title
Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Significantly Reduces Long-Term Mortality and Strokes in a Large Patient Population
Publication
Heart Rhythm Society 2010 Scientific Sessions
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Day, JD, BG Crandall, JS Osborn, JP Weiss, DL Lappe, T Bair, H May, JL Anderson, B Muhlestein, J Nelson, and TJ Bunch

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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