Ablation for AF ‘safe and effective’ for women

The largest randomised controlled trial to date shows being female does not put patients at greater risk of complications
Clare Pain
cardiac interventionalist in the cathlab

A patient’s sex should not influence the choice of whether or not to treat atrial fibrillation (AF) with ablation, researchers say in the wake of new data. 

Concerns that women having ablation were at more risk of adverse events than men should be allayed by the findings of a post hoc analysis showing no difference in risk between the sexes, they said.