What Factors Can Predict Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Success

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Doctors are trying to identify the characteristics that predict which patients aren’t likely to be successful with a catheter ablation for their atrial fibrillation. At a session at the recent Heart Rhythm Society annual meeting, some of the factors discussed included left atrial size, left atrial volume, left ventricle dysfunction (improper functioning of the left ventricle), time spent in afib, and extensive atrial fibrosis.

Read more:  Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Success — Presentations from Heart Rhythm Society — 6/4/10

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