The Practical Cardiology™ Arrhythmia clinical resource center provides information and insights for those interested in the latest from the field of heart rhythm disorders. From atrial fibrillation to ventricular tachycardia and everything in between, this page is where readers can find articles, videos, podcasts, and conference coverage related to arrhythmias and electrophysiology.

DECAAF II: MRI-Guided Ablation Not A "One-Size-Fits-All" Fix for Persistent AFib

June 23, 2022

Results of DECAAF II, an RCT assessing MRI-guided ablation plus PVI to PVI alone for persistent AFib, suggest the more aggressive approach did not result in a statistically significant difference in arrhythmia recurrence but was associated with increased occurrence of safety events, including stroke.

Rivaroxaban Bests Combination Therapy for Total Event, Mortality Risk in Stable CAD with AFib

June 16, 2022

A secondary analysis of the AFIRE trial provides further detail on the reduction in event risk and mortality associated with rivaroxaban monotherapy compared to combination therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation and stable coronary artery disease.