Evaluation of the effect of prior antiarrhythmic drug use on the success of atrial fibrillation catheter ablation.

@article{Wang2019EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the effect of prior antiarrhythmic drug use on the success of atrial fibrillation catheter ablation.},
  author={Michelle Momo Wang and Katie B Tellor and Karthik Ramaswamy and Andrew J. Krainik and Anastasia L Armbruster},
  journal={Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics},
  year={2019}
}
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE Current guidelines recommend catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) refractory to at least one antiarrhythmic drug (AAD), but do not specify an adequate number of AADs to be trialed prior to considering ablation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of CA success based on the number of AADs failed in patients with paroxysmal or persistent AF. METHODS This retrospective cohort study evaluated patients with paroxysmal or persistent AF… CONTINUE READING
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