October 20, 2017

Can Those Over Eighty Have Atrial Fibrillation Procedures?

In the past week I’ve been approached by several folks in their eighties who are interested in catheter ablation or surgery for atrial fibrillation. But eighty is often considered the upper limit for these procedures due to concerns about the health of the patient.

Perhaps not any more as a new study out of Canada found high success rates among those in their eighties who had open-heart surgery.

Read: Are Patients Over Eighty Candidates for Atrial Fibrillation Procedures?

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