Procedure May Beat Drug in Patients With Heart Failure, Irregular Heartbeat

March 16, 2015 4:00 PM

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MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with heart failure can sometimes also develop the dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, which can raise their odds for stroke.

Now, a study to be presented Monday in San Diego at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) examines the best way to treat these patients. It suggests that patients have better outcomes if they undergo a procedure called catheter ablation to ease the atrial fibrillation, compa...

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