Atrial Fibrillation Ablation and Stroke

Philip Aagaard, David Briceno, Zoltan Csanadi, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Carola Gianni, Chintan Trivedi, Edina Nagy-Baló, Stephan Danik, Conor Barrett, Francesco Santoro, J. David Burkhardt, Javier Sanchez, Andrea Natale, Luigi Di Biase

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Abstract

Catheter ablation has become a widely available and accepted treatment to restore sinus rhythm in atrial fibrillation patients who fail antiarrhythmic drug therapy. Although generally safe, the procedure carries a non-negligible risk of complications, including periprocedural cerebral insults. Uninterrupted anticoagulation, maintenance of an adequate ACT during the procedure, and measures to avoid and detect thrombus build-up on sheaths and atheters during the procedure, appears useful to reduce the risk of embolic events. This is a review of the incidence, mechanisms, impact, and methods to reduce catheter ablation related cerebral insults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-316
Number of pages10
JournalCardiology Clinics
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Atrial Fibrillation
Stroke
Catheter Ablation
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Thrombosis
Drug Therapy
Incidence
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Anticoagulation
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Silent cerebral ischemia
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Aagaard, P., Briceno, D., Csanadi, Z., Mohanty, S., Gianni, C., Trivedi, C., ... Di Biase, L. (2016). Atrial Fibrillation Ablation and Stroke. Cardiology Clinics, 34(2), 307-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccl.2015.12.012

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation and Stroke. / Aagaard, Philip; Briceno, David; Csanadi, Zoltan; Mohanty, Sanghamitra; Gianni, Carola; Trivedi, Chintan; Nagy-Baló, Edina; Danik, Stephan; Barrett, Conor; Santoro, Francesco; Burkhardt, J. David; Sanchez, Javier; Natale, Andrea; Di Biase, Luigi.

In: Cardiology Clinics, Vol. 34, No. 2, 01.05.2016, p. 307-316.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Aagaard, P, Briceno, D, Csanadi, Z, Mohanty, S, Gianni, C, Trivedi, C, Nagy-Baló, E, Danik, S, Barrett, C, Santoro, F, Burkhardt, JD, Sanchez, J, Natale, A & Di Biase, L 2016, 'Atrial Fibrillation Ablation and Stroke', Cardiology Clinics, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 307-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccl.2015.12.012
Aagaard P, Briceno D, Csanadi Z, Mohanty S, Gianni C, Trivedi C et al. Atrial Fibrillation Ablation and Stroke. Cardiology Clinics. 2016 May 1;34(2):307-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccl.2015.12.012
Aagaard, Philip ; Briceno, David ; Csanadi, Zoltan ; Mohanty, Sanghamitra ; Gianni, Carola ; Trivedi, Chintan ; Nagy-Baló, Edina ; Danik, Stephan ; Barrett, Conor ; Santoro, Francesco ; Burkhardt, J. David ; Sanchez, Javier ; Natale, Andrea ; Di Biase, Luigi. / Atrial Fibrillation Ablation and Stroke. In: Cardiology Clinics. 2016 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 307-316.
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