Clinical scores used for the prediction of negative events in patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation

Clin Cardiol. 2019 Feb;42(2):320-329. doi: 10.1002/clc.23139. Epub 2019 Jan 14.


Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent sustained cardiac arrhythmia in adults. Catheter ablation (CA) is one of the most important management strategies to reduce AF burden and AF-associated complications. In order to stratify the risk of adverse events and to predict treatment success in AF patients undergoing CA, several risk stratification scores had been developed during the last decade. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the most important clinical risk scores predicting rhythm outcomes, electro-anatomical substrate and mortality in AF.

Keywords: atrial fibrillation; biomarkers, mortality; electro-anatomical remodeling; recurrences; scores.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Atrial Fibrillation / surgery*
  • Catheter Ablation / adverse effects*
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnosis*
  • Postoperative Complications / epidemiology
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Assessment / methods*
  • Risk Factors