Poll: Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Surgical ablation is recommended in certain patients with atrial fibrillation.
New-onset atrial fibrillation developed after noncardiac surgery is associated with a long-term risk of thromboembolism.
Atrial fibrillation is associated with a faster global cognitive decline and an increased risk for dementia in older people, though anticoagulants may reduce dementia risk in AF patients.
For high-risk patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, ranolazine does not significantly reduce the risk of ventricular tachycardia, or ventricular fibrillation.