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Table 1 Number of patients across arrhythmia substrates interviewed before and after their ablation procedure

From: Establishing content validity in a novel patient reported outcome measure for cardiac arrhythmia ablation patients

Interviewed: Total* Atrial fibrillation (AF) Supraventricular tachycardia Atrial flutter Ventricular ectopics
Pre ablation (male/female) 15 (5/10) 9 (4/5) 2 (0/2) 3 (1/2) 1 (0/1)
Post ablation (male/female) 14 (8/6) 10 (6/4) 2 (0/2) 2 (2/0) 0 (0/0)
  1. *Total sample size = 25 patients (15 female / 10 male). Four patients who had previously received an ablation for paroxysmal AF were also awaiting a further ablation procedure for either paroxysmal AF (3 patients: 1 male, 2 female) or persistent atrial flutter (1 female patient). These patients were therefore classed as both pre and post-procedure at the time of interview.