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Effect of catheter ablation on quality of life in atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia seen in clinical practice, affecting approximately 1% of the overall population. While rarely life-threatening, AF is almost universally associated with increased morbidity and mortality, predominantly through an increased risk of thromboembolic events, left ventricular dysfunction, as well as significant impairments in functional capacity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL).1-8 Improvement in HRQOL, with a secondary reduction of disability and health-care resource utilization, is one of the major therapeutic goals in the management of AF.

Credits: Jorge Gonzalez; Laurent Macle; Marc W. Deyell; Matthew T. Bennett; Marc Dubuc; Katia Dyrda; Peter G. Guerra; Paul Khairy; Blandine Mondesert; LÚna Rivard; Denis Roy; Mario Talajic; Bernard Thibault; Jason G. Andrade

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