What are the major complications rates for catheter ablation procedures to treat atrial flutter (AFL)?

Updated: Nov 18, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Bohnen et al performed a prospective study to assess the incidence and predictors of major complications from contemporary catheter ablation procedures. [7] Major complication rates ranged from 0.8% (supraventricular tachycardia, applicable to ablation of typical atrial flutter) to 6% (ventricular tachycardia associated with structural heart disease), depending on the ablation procedure performed. Renal insufficiency was the only independent predictor of a major complication.


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