Randomized Clinical Trials of Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Congestive Heart Failure: Knowns and Unmet Needs.


Journal Article (Review)

Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) are conditions that frequently coexist and are associated with worse outcomes compared with either condition alone. Although rhythm control with antiarrhythmic drug treatment is not superior to rate control in this population, catheter ablation has emerged as an alternative and more effective treatment of maintenance of sinus rhythm. Some trials have shown benefit in hospitalization and mortality, but additional studies are needed. The authors summarize the current evidence regarding catheter ablation outcomes, efficacy, and safety and discuss the unmet needs of the existing and ongoing randomized clinical trials.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Terricabras, M; Piccini, JP; Verma, A

Published Date

  • May 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 167 - 176

PubMed ID

  • 30926018

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30926018

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2264

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccl.2019.01.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands