Cost-effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.

  title={Cost-effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Paul Chan and Sandeep Vijan and Fred Morady And Frank Pelosid Morady and Hakan Oral},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={47 12},
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare the cost-effectiveness of left atrial catheter ablation (LACA), amiodarone, and rate control therapy in the management of atrial fibrillation (AF). BACKGROUND Left atrial catheter ablation has been performed to eliminate AF, but its cost-effectiveness is unknown. METHODS We developed a decision-analytic model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of LACA in 55- and 65-year-old cohorts with AF at moderate and low stroke risk. Costs, health utilities, and… CONTINUE READING