3 Further information

3 Further information

3.1 The National Patient Safety Agency runs the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS), and clinicians should report any serious adverse events relating to the use of this procedure to the NRLS.

3.2 NICE has published interventional procedures guidance on percutaneous (non-thoracoscopic) epicardial catheter radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation and technology appraisals guidance on implantable cardioverter defibrillators for the treatment of arrhythmias.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers ('Understanding NICE guidance'). It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)