In this meta-analysis of atrial flutter and SVT ablations, these procedures were found to be both safe (mortality <1% and adverse events <3%) and effective (single ablation success rates were 92-93%). Ablations for aflutter or SVT are safe and effective (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.