Sex differences in atrial fibrillation ablation in-hospital outcomes from the National Inpatient Sample database 2016-2019.
BACKGROUND: Research has shown mixed results when comparing in-hospital complications following atrial fibrillation ablation in women compared to men.
OBJECTIVES: To better quantify sex differences and in-hospital outcomes in atrial fibrillation ablation procedures and identify factors associated with poorer outcomes.
METHODS: We queried the NIS database from 2016 to 2019 for hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of atrial fibrillation ablation and excluded patients with any other arrhythmias, ICD/pacemaker placement. We assessed demographics, in-hospital mortality, and complications of women compared to men.
RESULTS: Admissions for atrial fibrillation were more common in females than males (849 050 vs. 815 665;
CONCLUSION: Female sex is not associated with increased complications or death in a real-world study of catheter ablation when results are adjusted for risks. However, females admitted with atrial fibrillation receive ablation less often than males during hospital admission.
Published In/Presented At
Shrestha, B., Fraga, J. D., Poudel, B., & Donato, A. (2023). Sex differences in atrial fibrillation ablation in-hospital outcomes from the National Inpatient Sample database 2016-2019. Journal of arrhythmia, 39(2), 149–158. https://doi.org/10.1002/joa3.12831
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents, Fellows and Residents