CME/CE: Step-Wise Ablation Not Tied to Benefits for Afib
By: Alere Staff
American Heart Association
December 14, 2015 – December 14, 2017
Physicians: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
Arrhythmia-free survival rates at 12 months were similar in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) alone and those undergoing stepwise additional ablations. More extensive ablation was associated with longer procedure duration, fluoroscopy time and radiofrequency exposure without better rhythm control outcomes.