Relationship between procedural volume and complication rates for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Ivaylo R Tonchev, Michael Chi Yuan Nam, Alexandra Gorelik, Saurabh Kumar, Haris Haqqani, Prashanthan Sanders, Peter M Kistler, Jonathan M Kalman
EUROPACE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021
AIMS: There are conflicting data as to the impact of procedural volume on outcomes with specific reference to the incidence of major complications after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. Questions regarding minimum volume requirements and whether these should be per centre or per operator remain unclear. Studies have reported divergent results. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting the relationship between either operator or hospital atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation volumes and incidence of complications. METHODS AND RESULTS: Databases were searched for studies describing the relationship between operator or hospital AF ablation volumes and inciden..View full abstract
P.S. was supported by a Practitioner Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and by the National Heart Foundation of Australia. This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.