Atrial fibrillation ablation patients have long-term stroke rates similar to patients without atrial fibrillation regardless of CHADS2 score.

@article{Bunch2013AtrialFA,
  title={Atrial fibrillation ablation patients have long-term stroke rates similar to patients without atrial fibrillation regardless of CHADS2 score.},
  author={T. Bunch and H. May and T. Bair and J. Weiss and B. Crandall and J. Osborn and Charles Mallender and J. Anderson and B. Muhlestein and D. Lapp{\'e} and J. Day},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 9},
  pages={
          1272-7
        }
}
  • T. Bunch, H. May, +8 authors J. Day
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Heart rhythm
  • BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a leading cause of total and fatal ischemic stroke. Stroke risk after AF ablation appears to be favorably affected; however, it is largely unknown whether the benefit extends to all stroke CHADS2 risk profiles of AF patients. OBJECTIVE To determine if ablation of atrial fibrillation reduces stroke rates in all risk groups. METHODS A total of 4212 consecutive patients who underwent AF ablation were compared (1:4) with 16,848 age-/sex-matched controls… CONTINUE READING
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