Health Care : Current Reviews

Health Care : Current Reviews
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ISSN: 2375-4273

Badhwar N

Badhwar N


  • Review Article
    Evolution of Catheter Based Therapies for Persistent and Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: The Amaze Trial
    Author(s): Badhwar N and Lee RJBadhwar N and Lee RJ

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia of man and the incidence of AF increases with age. AF is known to increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and death. Patients with persistent and longstanding persistent AF generally do not respond to medications. Catheter ablation of AF is associated with a high rate of success in patients with paroxysmal AF. However, once a patient develops persistent or longstanding persistent AF, the outcomes of curing AF drop dramatically with catheter ablation. The development of new technologies and procedures has allowed physicians to perform catheter-based procedures that could previously be done only with cardiac surgery. One such technological development is the LARIAT procedure that allows cardiac electrophysiologists and surgeons to percutaneously exclude the left atrial appendage (LAA) and perform catheter ablation resulting in a .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2375-4273.1000189

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