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Catheter Ablation More Effective Than Traditional Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation

“Atrial fibrillation prevents the heart from filling and pumping properly. When the heart is not synchronized, it hastens heart failure and increases the risk of stroke,” Nassir F. Marrouche, MD, professor in internal medicine and executive director of the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center at University of Utah Health, said in a statement .

Until this study was published, there had been no previous studies conducted that supported one definitive treatment of AF.

“This clinical trial is the first time we can show with hard data that ablation is saving more lives than arrhythmia medications,” said Marrouche. “It also lowers the cost of treating patients by keeping them out of [the] hospital due to lower incidence of worsening heart failure.”

The 8-year CASTLE-AF clinical trial was conducted by Marrouche and colleagues at the University of Utah Health and Klinikum in Coburg, Germany. The trial compared

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