Dr. John Keaney

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Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

In this lecture Dr Keaney reviews, atrial fibrillation, its growing incidence and the importance of catheter ablation as a rhythm control strategy for the management of atrial fibrillation.

The goal of this lecture is to discuss the requirements for catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), as well as to review the latest clinical trial data for catheter ablation in AF.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

Have increased knowledge regarding the

• European guidelines for rhythm control strategies in AF

• Limitations of antiarrhythmic drugs in AF

• Relative benefits of catheter ablation vs antiarrhythmic drugs in AF

• Different modalities of pulmonary vein ablation for AF

• Benefits of Catheter ablation for persistent AF

• Benefits of Catheter ablation for AF in heart failure


Dr John Keaney is a Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital & Mater Private Hospital. His area of interest is catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AF) and implantable cardiac devices.

Dr. Keaney graduated from UCD Medical School in 2004. He was awarded a Newman Fellowship as part of his MD research programme with UCD School of Medicine.

Following the award of his Certificate of Specialist Training in Cardiology and Internal Medicine, he spent a period of further specialist training in advanced cardiac electrophysiology in Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Keaney is an active clinical lecturer in the UCD School of medicine and health sciences. As member of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), he is the Irish representative for the EHRA young ambassadors. He has been an investigator for international clinical trials in AF ablation and is the Irish national coordinator for the Europe-wide EURObservational AF Registry.

Dr. John Keaney

Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital & Mater Private Hospital

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