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November 24, 2015

Trends and predictors of repeat catheter ablation for AF

The rate of repeat catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) appears to be associated with demographic characteristics (younger age and higher household income) rather than medical co-morbidities, according to a study published recently in the American Heart Journal.1

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October 30, 2015

New roadmap to improve AF management

The report from the 5th Atrial Fibrillation Network association (AFNET)/European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) consensus conference has been published recently in EP Europace,1 aiming to provide a roadmap to improve the quality of AF management.

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May 28, 2015

20 percent of AF could be obesity related

Obesity is an important contributor to the atrial fibrillation (AF) epidemic, potentially explaining one-fifth of all cases, according to a study published recently in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.1

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October 31, 2014

Catheter ablation in AF patients improves left ventricular systolic dysfunction

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AFCA) efficacy in patients with impaired left ventricular systolic function improves when performed early in the natural history of atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure, according to a study published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.1 AFCA provides long-term benefits on left ventricular function, significantly reducing the number of patients with severely impaired systolic function, the authors add.

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June 10, 2010

9th Atrial Fibrillation Symposium Berlin, Germany 2010 Report

What is being done to reduce catheter ablation procedure times? How do patients feel about multiple procedures to maintain sinus rhythm? These were among the questions addressed at the 9th Atrial Fibrillation Symposium, Berlin 2010, sponsored by the AFib Alliance . The program has become one of the foremost of its kind in Europe. This report features presentations from many world leaders in cardiac rhythm management.

The scientific faculty, Drs Karl-Heinz Kuck, Carlo Pappone and Michel Haïssaguerre opened the meeting with a provocative sequence of presentations with the goal of answering a series of questions starting with ‘What are we doing about…?’

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April 20, 2010

CLARITY trial looks at efficacy, safety and efficiency of catheter ablation of AF

Biosense Webster has announced that it has obtained its first Ethics Committee approval for the CLARITY study, comparing the 1-year efficacy, safety and efficiency of CARTO® 3 System-guided radiofrequency ablation using the NAVISTAR®

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