Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in the elderly.

  title={Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in the elderly.},
  author={Eric S. Williams and Burr Hall and Darren Traub and Tristram D. Bahnson and Patrick M. Hranitzky and Wojciech Zareba and James P Daubert},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  volume={26 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Atrial fibrillation is increasingly prevalent among older adults and is a major contributor to morbidity in this population due to associated strokes, heart failure, and quality of life impairment. Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation is demonstrated to be superior to antiarrhythmic therapy for the control of symptomatic and medically refractory atrial fibrillation, but its safety and efficacy in the elderly are not well understood. Clinical trials to guide the optimal… CONTINUE READING
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