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Cardiac Tamponade and/or Pericardiocentesis Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Rate of cardiac tamponade and/or pericardiocentesis following atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015

Measure Info

NQF 2474NQF Endorsed
Measure Type: 
Outcome
Measure Steward: 
Heart Rhythm Society
Clinical Topic Area: 
Arrhythmia
Interventional Cardiology

Care Setting: 
Inpatient
Outpatient
Data Source: 
Claims

ACP supports this measure because it may serve as a deterrent for smaller providers or sites that have higher rates of complication and it will reward providers and sites that offer efficiency and experience.