Poll: Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Surgical ablation is recommended in certain patients with atrial fibrillation.
Patients with persistent atrial fibrillation who received targeted therapy saw improvements in sinus rhythm as well as reductions in blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight.
Catheter ablation was associated with a significant reduction in a composite end point of death from any cause or hospitalization for worsening heart failure in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Patients with atrial fibrillation have a higher risk for ischemic stroke compared with patients with atrial flutter.