New AFib Surgical
Treatment Guidelines

New AFib Surgical Treatment Guidelines


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Heart Rhythm Society recently issued new guidelines 
that recommend AFib surgical ablation during concomitant open procedures for
mitral valve, aortic valve and coronary artery bypass graft operations.


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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Promotes Surgical Ablation to Class 1 Recommendation

“As a result of the growing body of literature over the course of the last five years, we now have enough evidence to support guideline statements. The STS has established institutive medicine endorsed guidelines to look at surgical ablation. We have a Class 1 indication at the time of concomitant mitral surgery and high level of evidence as well as increasing class recommendation at the 2A Category for bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement.”

-- Dr. Vinay Badhwar, WVU Heart & Vascular Institute

 

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Promotes Surgical Ablation to Class 1 Recommendation

“As a result of the growing body of literature over the course of the last five years, we now have enough evidence to support guideline statements. The STS has established institutive medicine endorsed guidelines to look at surgical ablation. We have a Class 1 indication at the time of concomitant mitral surgery and high level of evidence as well as increasing class recommendation at the 2A Category for bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement.”

-- Dr. Vinay Badhwar, WVU Heart & Vascular Institute

 

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Promotes
Surgical Ablation to Class 1 Recommendation

“As a result of the growing body of literature over the course of the last five years, we now have enough evidence to support guideline statements. The STS has established institutive medicine endorsed guidelines to look at surgical ablation. We have a Class 1 indication at the time of concomitant mitral surgery and high level of evidence as well as increasing class recommendation at the 2A Category for bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement.”

-- Dr. Vinay Badhwar, WVU Heart & Vascular Institute

 

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Research Supporting
AFib Treatment


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Promotes Surgical Ablation to Class 1 Recommendation

“As a result of the growing body of literature over the course of the last five years, we now have enough evidence to support guideline statements. The STS has established institutive medicine endorsed guidelines to look at surgical ablation. We have a Class 1 indication at the time of concomitant mitral surgery and high level of evidence as well as increasing class recommendation at the 2A Category for bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement.”

-- Dr. Vinay Badhwar, WVU Heart & Vascular Institute

 

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Heart Rhythm Society Surgical Ablation Expert Consensus

The 2017 Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation represents a complete rewrite of the 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement. This document provides updated definitions, mechanisms, and rationale for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation and consensus recommendations concerning indications, strategies, techniques, and endpoints, technology and tools, and follow-up considerations for AF ablation.

Heart Rhythm Society Surgical Ablation Expert Consensus

The 2017 Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation represents a complete rewrite of the 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement. This document provides updated definitions, mechanisms, and rationale for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation and consensus recommendations concerning indications, strategies, techniques, and endpoints, technology and tools, and follow-up considerations for AF ablation.

Heart Rhythm Society Surgical Ablation Expert Consensus

The 2017 Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation represents a complete rewrite of the 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement. This document provides updated definitions, mechanisms, and rationale for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation and consensus recommendations concerning indications, strategies, techniques, and endpoints, technology and tools, and follow-up considerations for AF ablation.


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Heart Rhythm Society Surgical Ablation Expert Consensus

The 2017 Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation represents a complete rewrite of the 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement. This document provides updated definitions, mechanisms, and rationale for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation and consensus recommendations concerning indications, strategies, techniques, and endpoints, technology and tools, and follow-up considerations for AF ablation.


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Indications for Concomitant Open (Such as Mitral Valve) Surgical Ablation of AFib

Indications for Concomitant Open
(Such as Mitral Valve) Surgical Ablation of AFib


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Indications for Concomitant Closed (Such as CABG or AVR) Surgical Ablation of AFib

Indications for Concomitant Closed
(Such as CABG or AVR) Surgical Ablation of AFib


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Page last updated: June 10, 2019