A new ablation technology offers hope for improved health outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a recently published study led by Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS, Section Head, Electrophysiology; Director, Arrhythmia Services; and Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology), Montefiore Einstein.
The nonrandomized clinical trial, “Composite Index Tagging for PVI in Paroxysmal AF: A Prospective, Multicenter Postapproval Study,” earned Dr. Di Biase and his research team national recognition and showcased Montefiore Einstein’s leadership in electrophysiology. The results of the study on the new form of ablation treatment were published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.
Dr. Di Biase calls atrial fibrillation “a pandemic of the heart.” The condition is associated with age (among other factors). With people living longer, thanks to improvements in medications and treatments, the number of people who will have atrial fibrillation is growing every year. Atrial fibrillation may affect up to 5 million people in the next decade.