Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Catheter Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation In The Elderly: Risk Benefit Analysis

Citation: Samet Yılmaz, M.D,Ugur Canpolat, M.D

Over the past decade, catheter ablation has emerged as an important therapeutic option and reserved for drug refractory symptomatic paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). Although elderly population constitutes the significant amount of AF patients, literature data is inadequate regarding the use of catheter ablation for elderly AF patients. Since there has been significant improvement in efficacy and safety of the AF ablation in last decade, it has become widespread accross the whole world. As the life expectancy continues to grow in population and outcomes of catheter ablation for AF further improve, higher number of elderly patients are likely to undergo catheter ablation for AF. Therefore, in this paper we reviewed the published literature to date regarding the clinical efficacy and safety of catheter ablation for AF in elderly patients.

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