Ablation of pulmonary veins works as well as more extensive treatment in persistent atrial fibrillation, study finds.

@article{Mayor2015AblationOP,
  title={Ablation of pulmonary veins works as well as more extensive treatment in persistent atrial fibrillation, study finds.},
  author={Susan Mayor},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2015},
  volume={350},
  pages={h2442}
}
Extensive catheter ablation is no more effective than more targeted ablation to isolate the pulmonary veins in reducing the rate of recurrent atrial fibrillation in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation, a trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine has found. Percutaneous catheter ablation, a minimally invasive procedure in which small areas of cardiac tissue that are firing abnormal electrical impulses are destroyed by heat generated from radio waves, is an effective… CONTINUE READING
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