March 16th, 2010

CABANA: Catheter ablation effectively reduced AF

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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