Thesis / Dissertation

Cather ablation techniques and insights into the relationship between AF and Heart Failure

Hariharan Sugumar, Peter Kistler (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiovascular condition due to increasing life expectancy, increased comorbidities and increased risk factors such as obesity and sedentary lifestyle. AF is associated with an increase in healthcare utilisation, mortality, medication use and decrease in quality of life. AF is also associated with a wide range of other comorbidities such as heart failure which worsens the prognosis further. More recently, we have come to recognize the importance of maintaining sinus rhythm especially in patients with comorbidities. Catheter ablation (CA) is a relatively new and novel invasive strategy used in the management of AF which has become increasingly accepted as ..

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