The Resource Comparative effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ; prepared by Tufts Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center ; investigators, Stanley Ip ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Comparative effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ; prepared by Tufts Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center ; investigators, Stanley Ip ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Label
Comparative effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
Title
Comparative effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
Statement of responsibility
prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ; prepared by Tufts Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center ; investigators, Stanley Ip ... [et al.]
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) commissioned this report to review the evidence for the clinical effects and safety of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF). Over the past decade, RFA has rapidly evolved as a tool for managing AF in select patients. This rapid evolution has been driven by an enhanced understanding of the triggers and etiology of AF and the development of advanced catheter and imaging technologies. After extensive discussion with AHRQ and the technical expert panel (TEP), the key questions to be addressed in this report are: 1) What is the effect of RFA on short- (6 to 12 months) and long- (>12 months) term rhythm control, rates of congestive heart failure, left atrial and ventricular size changes, rates of stroke, quality of life, avoiding anticoagulation, and readmissions for persistent, paroxysmal and long-standing persistent (chronic) atrial fibrillation? 2) What are the patient-level and intervention-level characteristics associated with RFA effect on short- and long-term rhythm control? 3) How does the effect of RFA on short- and long-term rhythm control differ among the various techniques or approaches used? 4) What are the short- and long-term complications and harms associated with RFA?
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DNLM
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WG 330
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ip, Stanley
  • United States
  • Tufts Evidence-based Practice Center
Series statement
  • Comparative effectiveness review
  • AHRQ publication
Series volume
  • no. 15
  • no. 09-EHC015-EF
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
Label
Comparative effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ; prepared by Tufts Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center ; investigators, Stanley Ip ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF t.p. (viewed Aug. 29, 2011)
  • "July 2009."
  • "Contract no. 290-02-0022."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
black and white
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (1 v. (various pagings : ill.)))
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1559528
  • (DNLM)BKSHLF:NBK43190
Label
Comparative effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, prepared for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ; prepared by Tufts Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center ; investigators, Stanley Ip ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF t.p. (viewed Aug. 29, 2011)
  • "July 2009."
  • "Contract no. 290-02-0022."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
black and white
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (1 v. (various pagings : ill.)))
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1559528
  • (DNLM)BKSHLF:NBK43190

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