Hybrid Therapy in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation

  title={ Hybrid Therapy in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation},
  author={Zdeněk St{\'a}rek and Franti{\vs}ek Lehar and Jiř{\'i} Je{\vz} and Jiř{\'i} Wolf and Miroslav Novak},
  booktitle={Current cardiology reviews},
Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained arrhythmia. Because of the sub-optimal outcomes and associated risks of medical therapy as well as the recent advances in non-pharmacologic strategies, a multitude of combined (hybrid) algorithms have been introduced that improve efficacy of standalone therapies while maintaining a high safety profile. Antiarrhythmic administration enhances success rate of electrical cardioversion. Catheter ablation of antiarrhythmic drug-induced typical atrial… CONTINUE READING