Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Should Be First-Line Therapy in Heart Failure Patients: CON.
Cardiol Clin. 2019 May;37(2):197-206
Authors: Khaji A, Hanley C, Kowey PR
Heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) are the epidemics of the twenty-first century. These often coexist and are the cause of major morbidity and mortality. Management of these patients has posed a significant challenge to the medical community. Guideline-directed pharmacologic therapy for heart failure is important; however, there is no clear consensus on how best to treat AF with concomitant HF. In this article, we provide an in-depth review of the management of AF in patients with HF and provide insight as to why catheter ablation should not be the first line of therapy in this population.
PMID: 30926021 [PubMed - in process]