Catheter ablation offers an appealing option for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in whom rhythm control is desired. However, the success rate of the procedure remains somewhat dismal, with only 30% to 40% of persons achieving long term rhythm control. There are many theories as to why AF ablation may have limited success, including multiple sites of AF origination.
Payal Kohli, MD
Atrial fibrillation (AF) has the luxury (and curse) of being one of those conditions for which large scale randomized clinical trials (such as RELY, ROCKET-AF, ARISTOTLE, ENGAGE-TIMI48) have paved the way for understanding risk and guiding disease management.
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