Article Abstract

Hybrid approaches in atrial fibrillation ablation: why, where and who?

Authors: Kevin Driver, J. Michael Mangrum


Hybrid strategies involving surgical and catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) are rapidly evolving. Hybrid techniques may improve procedural success and minimize risks by combining the strengths and minimizing limitations of either surgical or catheter ablation alone. Further study, including randomized controlled trials, will be necessary to determine the optimal approach to hybrid ablation.