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What is Success for Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation — Report from Heart Rhythm Society 2010

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An important session at Heart Rhythm Society 2010 was "Medical Issues After Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter". It dealt with what constitutes success following catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (afib) and atrial flutter, and which is more important, the medical definition or the patient's definition.

Which definition is used can have implications for treatment following catheter ablation. This session explored those issues, including the blanking period, repeat ablations, monitoring for asymptomatic events, and anticoagulation to deal with stroke risk.

Read: What is Catheter Ablation Success and What are the Implications

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Our heart beats in a specific rhythm throughout our lives. Sometimes, there is a slight disturbance in this rhythm, owing to a variety of factors. This disturbed rhythm is the condition called arrhythmia. atrial fibrillation is the occurrence of such a disturbance in the rhythm in the atria of the human heart. The result is an erratic increase in the heart rate.

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February 7, 2011 - 11:45pm
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