Catheter Ablation With Renal Denervation May Eliminate AF at 12 Months
Renal denervation with catheter ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and hypertension significantly increased the likelihood of freedom from atrial fibrillation at 12 months compared with catheter ablation alone, according to results of the ERADICATE-AF trial published in JAMA. “The results of this study provide strong proof that renal denervation can augment the results of standard catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and suggest that a strategy of incorporating autonomic modulation is a useful approach to arrhythmia control independent of direct targeting of cardiac tissue,” Jonathan S. Steinberg, MD, FHRS, adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and director of SMG Arrhythmia Services at Summit Medical Group of New Jersey, told Healio.
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