3.1 The Institute has issued guidance on radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation and cryoablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery. It has also issued guidance on percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation.
3.2 The Institute has issued a clinical guideline on 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.