A 52-year-old male patient was admitted for ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (Afib). After radiofrequency ablation of an accessory pathway 10 years earlier, he had now been suffering from frequent episodes of tachyarrhythmias for several years. In the past 12 months, the patient had been hospitalized three times due to highly symptomatic and fast Afib (EHRA class III). The arrhythmia had been refractory to flecainide. Additional cardiac risk factors included excess weight, hypertension, and hyper-cholesterolemia. However, blood pressure and cholesterol were well controlled via angiotensin receptor antagonist and statin therapy.
- The outcomes by Siemens Healthineers customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.