3.1 The Institute has published guidance on microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation and cryoablation for atrial fibrillation. The Institute is also currently developing a guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. [Now published as 'The management of atrial fibrillation'].
3.2 The Institute has recently been notified of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation [Guidance now published as 'Percutaneous radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation'].
The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.
NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.