Catheter ablation may cut risk of AF-related stroke

08/6/2013 | Reuters

Data on nearly 38,000 patients with similar stroke risk profiles showed patients with atrial fibrillation who underwent catheter ablation attained better outcomes at three years than those treated only with medication. Stroke rates among the ablation group mirrored those of the general population, while the medication group experienced a stroke rate that was double that of the general population, researchers said. The study was published in the journal Heart Rhythm.

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