The Impact of First Procedure Success Rate on the Economics of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation.

OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare health care costs associated with repeat ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) with health care costs associated with a successful first procedure. BACKGROUND Catheter ablation has become established as a rhythm control strategy for symptomatic paroxysmal and persistent AF. The economic impact of ablation… (More)