Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in octogenarians: safety and outcomes.

  title={Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in octogenarians: safety and outcomes.},
  author={Pasquale Santangeli and Luigi Di Biase and Prasant Mohanty and John David Burkhardt and Rodney P Horton and Rong Bai and Sanghamitra Mohanty and Agnes Pump and Douglas Brandt Gibson and Linda Couts and Richard H. Hongo and Salwa Beheiry and Andrea Natale},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  volume={23 7},
INTRODUCTION Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is an effective treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF), although studies evaluating the role of RFCA have largely excluded elderly patients. We report the safety and outcomes of RFCA of AF in octogenarians. METHODS AND RESULTS From 2008 to 2011, out of 2,754 consecutive patients undergoing RFCA of AF, 103 (3.7%) had ≥80 years (age 85 ± 3 years, 4 with >90 years). Pulmonary vein (PV) antrum isolation was performed in paroxysmal AF. In… CONTINUE READING
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