ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ABLATION AND STROKE OUTCOME

Grant number: 1037748 | Funding period: 2015 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder encountered in clinical practice. It is an irregular rhythm that predisposes individuals to stroke. Recently, catheter ablation has been shown to be successful in controlling this irregular rhythm. My research will investigate whether this treatment will decrease the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation by following a large cohort of patients after catheter ablation compared to those who have not underwent the procedure.

University of Melbourne Researchers