CABANA: Catheter ablation effectively reduced AF

Posted on March 16th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

Percutaneous left atrial catheter ablation may be more effective at the elimination of atrial fibrillation when compared to anti-arrhythmic therapy, according to new findings presented today. The CABANA pilot study included 60 patients with recurrent symptomatic AF, two-thirds of whom had persistent or a long-standing AF…

 

Douglas L. Packer, MD, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, added that “late recurrent AF may diminish the overall effectiveness of ablation therapy.”

 

Endocrine today, 3/15/2010

 

Additional coverage: Reuters

Tags: CABANA, Cardiology, Catheter ablation, Dr. Douglas Packer

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