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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 J, Crandall B, Osborn J, Weiss J, et al. Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Significantly Reduces Long-Term Mortality and Strokes in a Large Patient Population; 2010. https://www.heartrhythmjournal.com/issue/S1547-5271(10)X0004-2

Reference

Title
Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Significantly Reduces Long-Term Mortality and Strokes in a Large Patient Population
Publication
Heart Rhythm 2010: 31st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Day J, Crandall B, Osborn J, Weiss J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 7, Issue 5
URL
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