Study Title:

Predictors of late recurrence of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation.

Study Abstract

BACKGROUND:
To predict the recurrence of atrial fibrillation is important for selecting patients who will be undergoing catheter ablation, several studies respectively evaluated the risk factor of the recurrence of atrial fibrillation post-ablation.
OBJECTIVE:
To investigate the factors predicting the recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after catheter ablation.
METHODS:
186 patients (55.12 ± 12.06 years, 123 male) including 161 paroxysmal AF and 25 non-paroxysmal AF who underwent catheter ablation were studied. Clinical datum before and during ablation were recorded, and systematic follow-up was conducted after ablation. Univariate and multivariate analyses were carried out to determine the factors predicting late recurrence of AF (LRAF) which means AF recurrence after 3 months.

Study Information

Int J Cardiol. 2013 Mar 20;164(1):82-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2011.06.094. Epub 2011 Jul 7.

Full Study

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21737164