3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has published guidance on radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation and microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation. The Institute is also currently developing a guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. For further information, see our website

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
May 2005

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of cryoablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery', July 2004.

Information for patients

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.