November 19, 2017

Adding Renal Artery Denervation to Atrial Fibrillation Pulmonary Vein Isolation Can Double Success Rates for Afib Patients with High Blood Pressure

Some fascinating new research just reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has shown that atrial fibrillation treatment success more than doubles when patients with medication-resistant high blood pressure [hypertension] and atrial fibrillation have a pulmonary vein isolation catheter ablation augmented by a kidney-related procedure called “renal artery denervation.” To learn more […]

Discussions at Heart Rhythm Society on Whether Catheter Ablation Can Successfully Treat Persistent and Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Catheter ablation in persistent and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation patients has traditionally had low success rates since many of the triggers causing atrial fibrillation are dispersed throughout the left atrium. Thus isolation of the pulmonary veins, which works well for those with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, is often an incomplete solution for those with persistent forms […]