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Can periodontal treatment help improve outcomes of ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation?

Apr 18, 2024

Periodontal treatment following radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation may help prevent the condition from recurring, a new study has found.

The report, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found treating gum disease could improve the outcomes of ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes an irregular heart rhythm.

Growing evidence shows periodontitis is closely linked to many other systemic diseases, including coronary artery disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes.

This study illustrates the link between oral health and heart health. 

Read more: American Heart Association