World J Cardiol 2016 Nov;8(11):638-646
Jackson J Liang, Sanjay Dixit, Pasquale Santangeli, Division of Cardiology, Electrophysiology Section, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States.
Early recurrence of atrial arrhythmias (ERAA) after ablation is common and strongly predicts late recurrences and ablation failure. However, since arrhythmia may eventually resolve in up to half of patients with ERAA, guidelines do not recommend immediate reintervention for ERAA episodes occurring during a 3-mo post-ablation blanking period. Certain clinical demographic, electrophysiologic, procedural, and ERAA-related characteristics may predict a higher likelihood of long-term ablation failure. Read More