Thanks to the rapid development of high-tech, surgeons are now cable of operating minimally-invasive maze surgery with a tiny video camera. And robotically-assisted maze surgery is the most advancing technology used in AFib ablation.
Besides the progress made in ablation, there are something new in medications. A few years ago, several new anticoagulants were approved by the FDA. Because they are easier to use, with fewer side effects, their popularity has surged — but they aren’t entirely without risk. The drugs are: dabigatran etexilate, sold as Pradaxa®; rivaroxaban, Xarelto®; apixaban, Eliquis®; and edoxaban, Savaysa®.