MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Nassir F. Marrouche, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Utah
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Study the effectiveness of catheter ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in patients with heart failure in improving hard primary endpoints of mortality and heart failure progression when compared to conventional standard treatment
MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings?
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure is associated with improved all-cause mortality and fewer admissions for worsening heart failure when compared to conventional standard of care treatment
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: Ablation is safe, efficient and should be considered first line therapy in patients with heart failure. Avoid the use of antiarrhytmics. Early intervention is important
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Response: Study effect of ablation on patients with normal heart, other co-morbbidities. What is the effect of new heart failure drugs on ablation outcome?
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ESC 2017 presentation and abstract:
Presented by Dr. Nassir Marrouche at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, Barcelona, Spain, August 27, 2017.
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