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Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

NOMINATED TOPIC | May 9, 2022

1. What is the decision or change (e.g. clinical topic, practice guideline, system design, delivery of care) you are facing or struggling with where a summary of the evidence would be helpful?

Overuse of atrial fibrillation ablation in individuals who do not have CHFrEF with EF<35%

2. Why are you struggling with this issue?

The indication is vague (failure of symptom control on medical therapy) and there is wide variation in use with significant overutilization in patients who have not failed medical therapy.

3. What do you want to see changed? How will you know that your issue is improving or has been addressed?

Cost effectiveness of atrial fibrillation in the absence of CHFrEF.

4. When do you need the evidence report?

Tue, 07/05/2022

5. What will you do with the evidence report?

Generate clinical algorithm for optimal use of AF ablation.

Optional Information About You

What is your role or perspective? Physician executive

May we contact you if we have questions about your nomination? Yes

Page last reviewed May 2022
Page originally created May 2022

Internet Citation: Atrial Fibrillation Ablation. Content last reviewed May 2022. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/get-involved/nominated-topics/atrial-fibrillation-ablation

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