Rhythm control in heart failure patients with atrial fibrillation: contemporary challenges including the role of ablation.


Journal Article (Review)

Because nonpharmacological interventions likely alter the risks and benefits associated with rhythm control, this paper reviews the role of current rhythm control strategies in atrial fibrillation. This report also focuses on the specific limitations of pharmacological interventions and the utility of percutaneous ablation in this growing population of patients with concomitant atrial fibrillation and heart failure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Trulock, KM; Narayan, SM; Piccini, JP

Published Date

  • August 19, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 710 - 721

PubMed ID

  • 25125304

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25125304

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3597

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.06.1169


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States