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Sex differences and temporal trends in hospitalization for catheter ablation of non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a single-center experience for 15 years
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  • Xiaodong Peng,
  • Linling Li,
  • Zhang Mengxia,
  • Qianqian Zhao,
  • Kui Wu,
  • rong bai,
  • Yan Fei Ruan,
  • Chang Sheng Ma,
  • Nian Liu
Xiaodong Peng
Beijing An Zhen Hospital
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Linling Li
Beijing An Zhen Hospital
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Zhang Mengxia
Capital Medical University
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Qianqian Zhao
Beijing An Zhen Hospital
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Kui Wu
Beijing An Zhen Hospital
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rong bai
Beijing An Zhen Hospital
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Yan Fei Ruan
Beijing An Zhen Hospital
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Chang Sheng Ma
Beijing An Zhen Hospital
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Nian Liu
Beijing An Zhen Hospital
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Abstract

Background: There exist sex differences in the clinical profile, management, and outcome of atrial fibrillation (AF). Catheter ablation of AF has become a first-line therapy and has markedly made headway over recent decades. Little is known about sex differences and temporal trends in hospitalization for catheter ablation of AF in the real-world setting. Conclusions: Efficacy and safety of catheter ablation for AF were comparable in both sexes. In contrast, the women showed a higher CHA2DS2-VA score compared with the men. The percentage of patients with CHA2DS2-VA score ≥2 increased more quickly in women than men. Further sex-specific research is warranted to reduce this sex disparity.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

31 Aug 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
01 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
01 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
04 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
22 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending