Catheter ablation is established as a treatment option for atrial fibrillation--is catheter ablation established as a treatment option of atrial fibrillation? (Pro).

@article{Takahashi2010CatheterAI,
  title={Catheter ablation is established as a treatment option for atrial fibrillation--is catheter ablation established as a treatment option of atrial fibrillation? (Pro).},
  author={Atsushi Takahashi},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 9},
  pages={1972-7}
}
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice and it has a significant impact on morbidity and mortality. Large randomized trials have failed to demonstrate a benefit for mortality of the pharmacological rhythm control strategy as compared with the rate control strategy, indicating that rate control may be an adequate treatment for AF. However, further study determined that the presence of AF at the time of study termination was a more potent predictor of mortality… CONTINUE READING

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