Dr. David Callans from the University of Pennsylvania moderated the topic "Should Anticoagulation Be Stopped After Successful Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation?" with Drs. Stuart Connolly from McMaster University and Andrea Natale from St. David's Medical Center participating.
The discussion focused primarily on:
(1) the likelihood of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients after successful ablation;
(2) discontinuation of medication and implementation of monitoring;
(3) the intensity of monitoring and whether it really works; and
(4) the ultimate decision made by both the physician and the patient.