Risk of Stroke and Recurrence After AF Ablation in Patients With an Initial Event-Free Period of 12 Months

Simon Kochhäuser, M.D.; Pouria Alipour, B.Sc.; Tanjah Haig-Carter, B.Sc.; Kathleen Trought, B.Sc.; Philip Hache, B.Sc.; Yaariv Khaykin, M.D.; Zaev Wulffhart, M.D.; Alfredo Pantano, M.D.; Bernice Tsang, M.D.; David Birnie, M.D.; Atul Verma, M.D.

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J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2017;28(3):273-279. 

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Conclusion

The risk of stroke or TIA is low in patients with an initial AF-free survival of at least 12 months after AF ablation. These results add to the evolving discussion about discontinuation of anticoagulation after AF ablation.

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