State-of-the-art and emerging technologies for atrial fibrillation ablation

  title={State-of-the-art and emerging technologies for atrial fibrillation ablation},
  author={Jane Dewire and Hugh Calkins},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
Catheter ablation is an important treatment modality for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Although the superiority of catheter ablation over antiarrhythmic drug therapy has been demonstrated in middle-aged patients with paroxysmal AF, the role the procedure in other patient subgroups—particularly those with long-standing persistent AF—has not been well defined. Furthermore, although AF ablation can be performed with reasonable efficacy and safety by experienced operators, long-term… CONTINUE READING