Over the past several years there has been a great deal of progress in catheter ablation
of atrial arrhythmias, with less focus on ventricular arrhythmias, which is a smaller group of patients," Dr.
Patients with left atrial enlargement, long-standing persistent AFib, and anatomic barriers like abnormal veins in the leg are good candidates for epicardial ablation
but not catheter ablation
," says Marc Gillinov, MD, a cardiac surgeon at Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute.
Of the 86 women who have been followed for 12 months after the procedure, 70% of 57 women who had microwave ablation
were amenorrheic, compared with 38% of 29 women who had roller-ball ablation
, he said at the annual meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
From our data, we conclude that it's time to make atrial flutter ablation
therapy the first-line treatment," said Dr.
Two women with bicornuate uteri and 123 women with at least one submucosal myoma, including 32 with multiple myomas, underwent microwave endometrial ablation
after preoperative ultrasound examination and hysteroscopy to ensure that most of the myoma did not lie within the uterine cavity.
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The Essure procedure may be performed immediately before or immediately after using the ThermaChoice uterine balloon ablation
The main message [from the survey results] is that people need to be careful using catheter ablation
for atrial fibrillation," said Dr.
SAN FRANCISCO -- An ongoing debate among electrophysiologists over the best technique for catheter ablation
of atrial fibrillation heated up at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society following presentation of one of the few randomized trials to date comparing the two leading methods.
Curative catheter ablation
for atrial fibrillation has become so successful that it's high time for randomized trials comparing it with antiarrhythmic drugs as first-line therapy in symptomatic patients who've failed rate control medications, Dr.