Management of atrial fibrillation: when are invasive approaches useful?

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2016 Aug 2;77(8):460-6. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2016.77.8.460.


The management of atrial fibrillation extends from stroke prevention to rate or rhythm control strategies. The role of an invasive strategy is expanding and it remains important to identify suitable candidates early in the disease process.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use
  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Atrial Fibrillation / therapy*
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Disease Management
  • Electric Countershock
  • Humans


  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
  • Anticoagulants