The use of dabigatran immediately after atrial fibrillation ablation.

INTRODUCTION Atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation requires postprocedural anticoagulation to prevent thromboembolic events because of the ablation procedure itself or due to recurrent AF postprocedure. Dabigatran is a new anticoagulant and may be useful after AF ablation to prevent thromboembolic events. METHODS AND RESULTS We evaluated 123 consecutive… CONTINUE READING