Table 2

Outcomes During and After Hospitalization for AF Ablation

Inpatient Complication or RehospitalizationPatients Undergoing AF Ablation (N = 4,156)
Any complication211 (5.1)
 Vascular complication110 (52.1)
 Hematoma/hemorrhage only93 (44.1)
 Perforation/tamponade104 (49.3)
 Stroke10 (4.7)
 Pneumothorax/hemothorax4 (1.9)
 Transient ischemic attack3 (1.4)
 Death1 (0.5)
30-day rehospitalization
 All-cause390 (9.4)
 AF/atrial flutter105 (26.9)
 Any procedural complication76 (19.5)
 Pneumothorax/hemothorax3 (0.8)
 Vascular complication45 (11.5)
 Perforations/tamponade12 (3.1)
 Acute stroke19 (4.9)
 Death9 (2.3)

Values are n (% of complications or 30-day rehospitalizations).

Abbreviation as in Table 1.

  • Acute strokes include hemorrhagic and ischemic events plus transient ischemic attacks.