The Need for Consistent Predictors of Success for Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: A Call to Action.

OBJECTIVE As with any medical therapy, identification of consistent and reliable outcome predictors is essential to understanding the efficacy of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation. We originally intended to conduct a meta-analysis on atrial fibrillation surgical ablation to identify clinical factors that are most often associated with success… (More)