Study: Catheter ablation improves heart rhythm disorder

03/7/2006 | News-Medical.Net

U.S. and Italian researchers reported that 74% of participants in a study who received radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation were free of irregular heartbeat a year afterward and did not need further medication. "We have shown objectively, and with rigorous follow-up, that this procedure is a very good option for patients" with the chronic disorder, the study's lead author said.

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