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Latest Catheter ablation Stories

2012-08-29 07:26:03

Surgical ablation of the left atrium to restore regular sinus rhythm is widely used in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing cardiac surgery. The restoration of sinus rhythm might decrease the risk of heart failure, stroke and death during long-term follow up. However, despite its promise, this theoretical benefit has never been clearly established - previous randomized studies have been small and performed in a selected group of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery. Now, a...

2012-07-24 13:05:54

University of Michigan heart researchers are shedding light on a safer method for steadying an abnormal heart rhythm that prevents collateral damage to healthy cells. Irregular heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, set the stage for a common, debilitating disorder called atrial fibrillation that puts adults as young as age 40 at risk for fatigue, fainting, cardiac arrest, and even death. Medications can help, but doctors also use catheter ablation in which electrical impulses are delivered to a...

2012-05-06 23:00:51

EP Europace July 19, 2011 reports multicenter study demonstrates a significant reduction of fluoroscopy (x-ray radiation) using 3D mapping to guide AF catheter ablation. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) May 06, 2012 When Dr. Renzo Cataldo, a cardiac electrophysiologist (EP) with Arizona Arrhythmia Consultants, one of the premier cardiac electrophysiology groups in Arizona met with a new patient, he was positive he could help him with an advanced AF catheter ablation procedure with excellent...


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