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Table 2 Procedure characteristics

From: Percutaneous versus thoracoscopic ablation of symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a randomised controlled trial - the FAST II study

  CA VATS PVI
Procedure time 174 min 168.5 min
Grey/Radiation 28 Gy (Range 12–61) 0
Admitted – Days 1 (SD 0) 7.6 (Range 3–21)
Removal of LAA 0% 100%
Procedural endpoint achieved 100% 100%
  1. CA Catheter Ablation, VATS PVI Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Pulmonary Vein Isolation, Gy Grey, SD Standard Deviation, LAA Left Atrial Appendage