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Catheter ablation improves mortality and morbidity in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation

Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation with Heart Failure

Literature - Marrouche NF, Brachmann J, Andresen D, et al. - N Engl J Med 2018;378:417-27

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Catheter ablation is associated with a lower mortality and morbidity rate compared to medical therapy in patients with HF and AF. Moreover, catheter ablation improved the LVEF and reduced the burden of AF.

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