Catheter ablation better than drugs for AF with heart failure

The procedure results in lower all-cause mortality and lower readmission rates, say researchers
Reuters Health Staff writer
Cardiac interventionalist

Catheter ablation outperforms medical therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation complicated by heart failure, according to a meta-analysis.

German researchers pooled randomised data from seven clinical trials involving 1112 patients with AF complicated with heart failure to compare various types of medication or catheter ablation.