Heart Matters

Catheter Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation

October 20, 201415 min
Hosted by: Janet Wright Guest: David Wilber Although medications are generally first-line therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, adverse events or inadequate efficacy often make drug therapy suboptimal. How effective is catheter ablation, and should it be considered first-line therapy for some patients? Host Dr. Janet Wright talks with Dr. David Wilber, director of the Cardiovascular Institute and the George M. Eisenberg professor of cardiovascular sciences at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, about recent findings on the efficacy of catheter ablation for a-fib. What are the most significant risks to be aware of when considering catheter ablation therapy?

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