Delays in ablation after AF diagnosis increase mortality risk
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A delay in time to catheter ablation after an atrial fibrillation diagnosis is associated with increased mortality risk as well as trends of increased risk for HF hospitalization and AF recurrence, researchers reported.
“Although catheter ablation has been demonstrated to be the most effective treatment for patients with concurrent AF and left ventricular dysfunction, few studies have been conducted regarding the optimal timing for ablation after diagnosis of AF,” T. Jared Bunch, MD, director of heart rhythm research at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute and medical
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