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Electrophysiology - Ablation

February 2, 2018
An editorial from an influential source discussing the recent robust results of the CASTLE-AF RCT trial. It is likely that interventions for atrial fibrillation will be boosted by these results, in terms of insurance, industry, and clinical guideline support.
August 11, 2017
Patient Care A heart team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in Ontario performs the first hybrid cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation in Canada.
April 29, 2017
A succinct update relevant to all arrhythmia and heart failure surgeons. The concept of atrial cardiomyopathy is particularly stimulating.
February 1, 2017
Joseph Zacharias of the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Blackpool, UK, gives an overview of the use of ablation for atrial fibrillation in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
March 17, 2015
The study investigated management of atrial fibrillation existing at the time of mitral valve surgery, randomizing 260 pts to ablation or observation.  The end point was freedom from afib at both 6 and 12 mos.  Ablation yielded success in 63% compared to 29% of controls, but was associated with a higher risk of pacemaker implant (21% vs 8%).   
June 22, 2014
This lecture documents the lack of conclusive evidence for LA appendage occlusion.  This is one of a series of lectures given on management of the Left Atrial appendage at the SCTS University 2014 so click below to see several others including talks by many eminent speakers including Jim Cox   
April 28, 2014
Dr. James Cox, DLV 2012 Faculty, gives his explanation of atrial fibrillation with an interesting imagery of a mouse on a yellow umbrella at Dallas-Leipzig Valve 2012.
April 9, 2014
 The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome of SA over 5 years and determine predictors for success over that period. This study demonstrated stable results of SA for AF over time with somewhat different predictors for 2– and 5–year NSR in a group of patients with complete follow–up at both time points.