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What Factors Can Predict Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Success

Posted Jun 04 2010 12:00am 1 Comment

Doctors are trying to identify the characteristics that predict which patients aren’t likely to be successful with a catheter ablation for their atrial fibrillation. At a session at the recent Heart Rhythm Society annual meeting, some of the factors discussed included left atrial size, left atrial volume, left ventricle dysfunction (improper functioning of the left ventricle), time spent in afib, and extensive atrial fibrosis.

Read more:  Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Success Presentations from Heart Rhythm Society 6/4/10

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Informative article.  It is important to be constantly aware of these issues. For anyone that is looking for catheter supplies and information, I would recommend http://www.180medical.com.
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