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dc.contributor.authorGanesan, AN
dc.contributor.authorShipp, NJ
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, AG
dc.contributor.authorKuklik, P
dc.contributor.authorLau, DH
dc.contributor.authorLim, HS
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, T
dc.contributor.authorRoberts-Thomson, KC
dc.contributor.authorSanders, P
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-10T00:11:38Z
dc.date.available2020-12-10T00:11:38Z
dc.date.issued2013-03-18
dc.identifierpii: 2/2/e004549
dc.identifier.citationGanesan, A. N., Shipp, N. J., Brooks, A. G., Kuklik, P., Lau, D. H., Lim, H. S., Sullivan, T., Roberts-Thomson, K. C. & Sanders, P. (2013). Long-term outcomes of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.. J Am Heart Assoc, 2 (2), pp.e004549-. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.112.004549.
dc.identifier.issn2047-9980
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/253436
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: In the past decade, catheter ablation has become an established therapy for symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). Until very recently, few data have been available to guide the clinical community on the outcomes of AF ablation at ≥3 years of follow-up. We aimed to systematically review the medical literature to evaluate the long-term outcomes of AF ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: A structured electronic database search (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane) of the scientific literature was performed for studies describing outcomes at ≥3 years after AF ablation, with a mean follow-up of ≥24 months after the index procedure. The following data were extracted: (1) single-procedure success, (2) multiple-procedure success, and (3) requirement for repeat procedures. Data were extracted from 19 studies, including 6167 patients undergoing AF ablation. Single-procedure freedom from atrial arrhythmia at long-term follow-up was 53.1% (95% CI 46.2% to 60.0%) overall, 54.1% (95% CI 44.4% to 63.4%) in paroxysmal AF, and 41.8% (95% CI 25.2% to 60.5%) in nonparoxysmal AF. Substantial heterogeneity (I(2)>50%) was noted for single-procedure outcomes. With multiple procedures, the long-term success rate was 79.8% (95% CI 75.0% to 83.8%) overall, with significant heterogeneity (I(2)>50%).The average number of procedures per patient was 1.51 (95% CI 1.36 to 1.67). CONCLUSIONS: Catheter ablation is an effective and durable long-term therapeutic strategy for some AF patients. Although significant heterogeneity is seen with single procedures, long-term freedom from atrial arrhythmia can be achieved in some patients, but multiple procedures may be required.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherOvid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleLong-term outcomes of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1161/JAHA.112.004549
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine (Austin & Northern Health)
melbourne.affiliation.facultyMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
melbourne.source.titleJournal of the American Heart Association
melbourne.source.volume2
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pagese004549-
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1315089
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3647286
melbourne.contributor.authorLim, Han
dc.identifier.eissn2047-9980
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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