A new study examines the rate of recurrence in pediatric patients with “lone” atrial fibrillation and puts forth a useful treatment strategy for select patients.
Novel Technology Combining Pulsed-Field and Radiofrequency Energy Shows Promise in AF Ablation
A lattice-tip catheter that toggles between delivery of radiofrequency and pulsed-field energy can be safely and efficiently used for ablation of atrial fibrillation, a first-in-human study has shown.
High-Power, Short-Duration Approach to Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Improves Durability of Results
A prospective clinical study shows that ablation for atrial fibrillation using higher power for shorter durations boosts the durability of pulmonary vein isolation and shortens procedure time.
Should I Evaluate My Patient With Atrial Fibrillation for Sleep Apnea?
Given sleep apnea’s prevalence, its general deleterious effects and its influence on atrial fibrillation, there’s a strong case to be made for evaluation. Plus, adequate treatment of sleep apnea yields cardiovascular benefits among other positive effects.
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Bariatric Surgery Before Ablation Cuts Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence in Obese Patients
Candidates for ablation for symptomatic atrial fibrillation who have severe obesity should be considered for bariatric surgery prior to ablation, a new study suggests.
Former NFL Players Show Elevated Risk for Atrial Fibrillation and Slowed Cardiac Conduction
Pro football retirees are at least five times more likely to have atrial fibrillation than age- and race-matched male controls from the general population, finds a new cross-sectional study.
Atrial Arrhythmias in LVAD Recipients Don’t Compromise Outcomes in Large Cohort Study
A new study of over 400 patients with left ventricular assist devices adds to the mixed evidence on atrial arrhythmias in this population and provides the first systematic look at the effects of rhythm control.
Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Guidance for the Referring Physician
Our electrophysiologists share their approach to deciding between ablation and medical management along with a wealth of insights for care before and after the ablation procedure.
Ablation Vs. Medical Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation: Putting CABANA in Perspective
Debate around findings of the multicenter CABANA study of ablation versus drug therapy for atrial fibrillation shouldn’t distract from why patients seek ablation in the first place: symptom relief.
Cleveland Clinic Garners $3.7M AHA Award to Probe Atrial Fibrillation Prevention
Our funded projects include a study of interactions among genomics, aging and metabolism and a clinical trial of metformin and lifestyle modifications for reducing AF burden.