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Bladder Catheters Not Necessary in Afib Ablation Anymore
eMediNexus,  01 December 2019
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Getting rid of routine bladder catheterization improved outcomes for people undergoing atrial fibrillation (Afib) ablation, a single-center randomized trial showed.

Use on an as-needed basis, rather than routinely, reduced risk of cystitis, urethral injury, hematuria, dysuria, or urinary retention (56% vs 14%, P<0.001) -- driven by less hematuria and dysuria, according to Parin Patel, MD, of St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, and colleagues reporting in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.

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