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Catheter Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias

Overview of attention for article published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, November 2017
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Title
Catheter Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Published in
JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, November 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.jacep.2017.05.005
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Authors

Seyed Mohammadreza Hosseini, Guy Rozen, Ahmed Saleh, Jeena Vaid, Yitschak Biton, Kasra Moazzami, E. Kevin Heist, Moussa C. Mansour, M. Ihsan Kaadan, Mark Vangel, Jeremy N. Ruskin

Abstract

This study sought to investigate the utilization of and in-hospital complications in patients undergoing catheter ablation in the United States from 2000 to 2013 by using the National Inpatient Sample and Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Catheter ablation has become a mainstay in the treatment of a wide range of cardiac arrhythmias. This study identified patients 18 years of age and older who underwent inpatient catheter ablation from 2000 to 2013 and had 1 primary diagnosis of any of the following arrhythmias: atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, or ventricular tachycardia. An estimated total of 519,951 (95% confidence interval: 475,702 to 564,200) inpatient ablations were performed in the United States between 2000 and 2013. The median age was 62 years (interquartile range: 51 to 72 years), and 59.3% of the patients were male. The following parameters showed increasing trends during the study period: annual volume of ablations, number of hospitals performing ablations, mean age and comorbidity index of patients, rate of ≥1 complication, and length of stay (p < 0.001 for each). Substantial proportions (27.5%) of inpatient ablation procedures were performed in low-volume hospitals and were associated with an increased risk for complications (odds ratio: 1.26; 95% confidence interval: 1.12 to 1.42; p < 0.001). Older age, greater numbers of comorbidities, and complex ablations for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia were independent predictors of in-hospital complications and in-hospital mortality. In addition, female sex and lower hospital volumes were independent predictors of complications. From 2000 to 2013, there was a substantial increase in the annual number of in-hospital catheter ablation procedures, as well as the rate of periprocedural complications nationwide. Low-volume centers had a significantly higher rate of complications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 13 34%
Student > Bachelor 7 18%
Other 7 18%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 5%
Other 5 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 13 34%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 24%
Business, Management and Accounting 7 18%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Other 4 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 123. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 May 2019.
All research outputs
#117,980
of 13,217,187 outputs
Outputs from JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology
#4
of 584 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,740
of 265,940 outputs
Outputs of similar age from JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology
#1
of 22 outputs
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