The role of atrial fibrillation catheter ablation in patients with heart failure Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.pcad.2021.06.002 Web of Science: 000679973300011

Cited authors

  • Bernard ML, Benn F, Williams CM, Hiltbold AE, Rogers PA, Polin GM, Khatib S, Al-Khatib SM, Morin DP


  • Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) frequently coexist, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Therapeutic options for patients with AF and HFrEF are limited due to few antiarrhythmic drug (AAD) choices and historically equivocal effects of procedural interventions on mortality. However, recent randomized trials examining catheter ablation (CA) in AF patients with HFrEF have shown a beneficial effect on arrhythmic burden and HF symptoms, as well as an improvement in mortality. This review focuses on the role of CA for AF patients with HFrEF. (c) 2021 Published by Elsevier Inc.

Publication date

  • 2021

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-0620

Number of pages

  • 6

Start page

  • 80

End page

  • 85


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