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VIDEO: Several factors contribute to increased costs associated with repeat ablation procedures

VIDEO: Several factors contribute to increased costs associated with repeat ablation procedures
May 27, 2015

BOSTON — In this video, Moussa C. Mansour, MD, director of the cardiac electrophysiology program and the atrial fibrillation program at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses costs of care for patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Mansour and colleagues conducted a study to compared the costs of a single ablation procedure compared with repeat procedures. At the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions, Mansour said although the researchers expected to find a higher cost for patients who underwent repeat procedures, this additional cost was not limited to that of the procedure itself. Other factors, including repeat hospital admissions, medications and cardiac monitoring, also contributed to a significant increase in care costs among those who underwent repeat procedures.

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