Journal article

Impact of catheter ablation on HFpEF in people with comorbid atrial fibrillation and HFpEF using invasive haemodynamic testing

H Sugumar, S Nanayakkara, D Vizi, D Chieng, A Leet, J Mariani, A Taylor, J Kalman, P Kistler, L Ling

European Heart Journal | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2020

Abstract

Abstract Background The impact of catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is unknown. Objectives To determine whether CA for AF reverses adverse haemodynamic changes associated with HFpEF. Methods Consecutive consenting patients with EF ≥50% scheduled for index CA underwent baseline exercise right heart catheterisation (exRHC), cardiac output (CO) measurement, cardiac MRI, echocardiogram, QOL questionnaires and BNP testing. ..

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