November 21, 2017

Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk Decreases from Radiofrequency (RF) Catheter Ablation

A study presented at the recent American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions by Dr. Matthew Reynolds of the Harvard Clinical Research Institute showed that having a radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation could reduce the risk of stroke by 40% compared to those who did not have an ablation.

To learn more, see: Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation May Decrease Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk and Heart-Failure Events


  1. Janet Brown says:

    two weeks after having an ablation it failed to keep me in NSR
    During the proceedure i was found to have extensive scarring in the left atrium
    Did the fact that i have had a/fibe for 10 years cause this as it has got worse over time till it became permanent.
    Can a second ablation work or does having LAS mean it wont be curable, if this is the case what are my options