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Impact of Clinical Presentation and Surgeon Experience on the Decision to Perform Surgical Ablation

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Niv Ad, Linda Henry, Sharon Hunt, Sari D. Holmes

Currently fewer than 40% of pts with chronic afib undergo ablation.  This study evaluated nearly 1000 pts with afib who were undergoing cardiac surgery for other indications.  Ablation frequency was positively influenced by mitral valve surgery, lower creatinine, and increasing surgeon experience.  There was an increase in ablation frequency during the period of study. 

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