Greater burden of atrial fibrillation linked to higher stroke risk
Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation results in higher complication rates when compared to catheter ablation
The total procedure-related complications after surgical minimally invasive pulmonary vein isolations (MIPI) were higher; this was mainly due to more major complications. During a two-year follow-up there were three transient ischaemic attacks or cerebrovascular accidents after MIPI compared to zero after catheter ablation.
Apixaban is a safe alternative to warfarin during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and may have a positive effect on cognitive function
Apixaban and warfarin are equally safe during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, according to results of the AXAFA-AFNET 5 (Anticoagulation using the direct factor Xa inhibitor apixaban during Atrial Fibrillation catheter Ablation: Comparison to vitamin K antagonist therapy) (German Atrial Fibrillation NETwork (AFNET)) trial presented at European Heart Rhythm Association Congress (EHRA; 18–20 March 2018, Barcelona, Spain). There were similar rates of stroke and bleeding, and an improvement in cognitive function was shown for the first time.
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