Directly from the UK: Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Cuts Risk for Dementia, Death

In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), those undergoing catheter ablation have a lower risk for incident dementia and mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Stephanie L. Harrison, Ph.D., from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom, and colleagues examined associations of catheter ablation with incident dementia and mortality in older adults with AF. The analysis included 20,746 matched participants (mean age, 68 years; 59 percent male) with and without catheter ablation.

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