Catheter ablation has become an important strategy for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and is generally safe. Conflicting data have emerged on the mortality and complication rates in these procedures. This study examines the in-hospital outcomes for ablation for supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias in the large Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) Registry.
Article InformationCorresponding Author: Jason Rubenstein, MD, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert East Clinics, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: March 31, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.415.
Study concept and design: Curley, Berger, Rubenstein.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Curley, Roth, Benjamin, Rubenstein.
Drafting of the manuscript: Curley, Rubenstein.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Berger, Roth, Benjamin, Rubenstein.
Statistical analysis: Curley, Rubenstein.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Curley, Roth, Benjamin, Rubenstein.
Study supervision: Berger, Rubenstein.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Previous Presentation: These data were presented at the Wisconsin–American College of Cardiology annual meeting; November 10, 2012; Kohler, Wisconsin.