Impact on Access to Care

AF ablation is an important therapeutic strategy in the AF pandemic

  • Data from several studies clearly suggest that AF is a complex disease with significant overlap with congestive heart failure a
  • Rhythm control especially with Catheter ablation has been shown to significantly improve symptoms, QoL, stroke and mortality b,c
  • Catheter ablation in HF patients significantly improves outcomes d
  • Patients with AF and CHF often have complex substrate and a mere PVI will not be sufficient for rhythm control
  • Current regulation will dramatically limit access to care for a large contingent of these patients