Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation During Mitral-Valve Surgery | Clinical Trial - Surgical Ablation for Afib


The goal of the trial was to evaluate treatment with mitral valve surgery plus ablation compared with mitral valve surgery alone among patients with mitral valve disease and persistent atrial fibrillation undergoing open heart surgery.

Contribution to the Literature: This trial showed that mitral valve surgery plus atrial fibrillation ablation was effective at improving freedom from atrial fibrillation.