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Ultrasound-guided femoral venipuncture reduces complications in catheter ablation

Presented By
Dr Jana Haskova, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Czechia
Presented by
Jana Haskova Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Conference
EHRA 2022
Doi
https://doi.org/10.55788/b1b6ad83
Fewer major vascular complications after catheter ablation were reported in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) when surgeons had used an ultrasound-guided vascular access strategy. Also, the number of surgical interventions for vascular complications was reduced in the ultrasound-guided patients compared with the non-ultrasound guided patients. Dr Jana Haskova (Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Czechia) and colleagues conducted a retrospective study to analyse major vascular complications due to catheter ablation in patients with AF [1]. Included were 4,646 participants who underwent catheter ablation (mean age 61; 33% women), of whom 2,330 were operated on with an ultrasound-guided vascular access strategy. The other 2,316 participants were non-ultrasound guided historic controls. The primary outcome was the number of major complications, defined as complications that required surgery, led to prolonged hospital duration, resu...


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