The effects of radio-frequency ablation on blood pressure control in patients with atrial fibrillation and hypertension
Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology , 08/16/2012
Ramirez A et al. – The authors have shown that successful catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and hypertension is associated with a decrease in systolic BP when compared to an increase in patients with failed ablation. The findings suggest that restoring sinus rhythm could have an antihypertensive effect in patients with AF and hypertension.