A GP guide to catheter ablation for AF

This treatment is a well-established and increasingly utilised strategy for symptomatic atrial fibrillation
Dr Pierre Qian Dr Julia Zhou

Atrial fibrillation affects approximately 2.2% of the general population in Australia and is the most common arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. It is an independent risk factor for stroke and is associated with heart failure and increased mortality.1,2

The long-term management of this condition encompasses prevention of thromboembolic events, improvement of symptoms and management of comorbidities and lifestyle risk factors.3