Ablation for atrial fibrillation can be done safely at the time of myectomy in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, but the arrhythmia may recur in nearly half of patients.
The studies explore a novel catheter that delivers both pulsed-field and radiofrequency energy, a new method for mapping and ablating scar-related ventricular tachycardia, and high-power/short-duration ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Understanding of atrial fibrillation (AF) risk factors and complications is based largely on studies that haven’t assessed AF burden. Our expert explains why that needs to change.
Newly presented data from a large, randomized Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network study show rate control and rhythm control to be equivalent for managing postoperative atrial fibrillation.
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An analysis of 190 cardiac surgery patients who had polysomnograms suggests that patients with sleep-disordered breathing and obesity merit special targeting to curb afib risk after heart surgery.