Friday, 23 February 2018

Life-prolonging treatment brings new hope for heart patients

Jessica Stanley from Channel 9 news reported on a collaborative clinical trial that 'for the first time, it found that the minimally invasive procedure was associated with a greater improvement in survival rates for atrial fibrillation patients compared to traditional treatments.'

"By eliminating AF, we've found this result of prolonging people's lives," said Professor Prash Sanders, Director of the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders at the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Watch and/or read the full story from Channel 9 news.

  • Professor Sanders says...

    Atrial fibrillation is a consequence of several reversible risk factors - high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnoea, and excessive alcohol. Your management of atrial fibrillation must include strict control of these risk factors.