Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation is usually the last step in the treatment of Afib.  If you get to this stage it means you have probably been through most, if not all, of the following. 1.  Diagnosis – by this time you have been poked, prodded and “EKGed” and your Afib is still causing you fits. 2.  Cardioversion – Been “zapped” a few [More]
Dr. Darryl Wells of the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute talks about how safe of the ablation procedure is, getting patients home within 24 hours of the procedure, and a monitoring period of three months afterwards. He also talks about the importance of going to a center that does many of these procedures and that [More]
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is commonly performed at expert centers. How is the procedure performed? What does the patient experience? Dr. Kneller brings you inside the electrophysiology laboratory and shows you exactly what happens!
Drs. Wes Fisher and Jose Nazari discuss the atrial fibrillation ablation procedure. To learn more about Atrial Fibrillation, visit
A live demo of ablation for long-standing, persistent AFib, from start to finish, showing the technique of transseptal access, 3D mapping, PV isolation, and ablating additional drivers of AF in the posterior wall and left atrial appendage.
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New Afib model suggests Skip the Meds bring the Burn… A new study shows that performing catheter ablation on patients who have atrial fibrillation (an irregular heart beat) along with heart failure yields better outcomes than treating the irregular heartbeat with a medication. There are only two or three …
Billy Drake’s chronic atrial fibrillation (a-fib) made him tired so often that he was missing out on the activities he used to enjoy with his 12 and 13-year-old children. The Bucksport, Maine resident tried different treatments to normalize his heart rhythm but with no success. At a friend’s suggestion, he turned to Maine Medical Center [More]
Interesting presentation – BUT – In my opinion the risks of further heart damage or even heart failure posed bu staying in afib are NOT worth the risk.  Remember also Afib begets mere afib so do what is possible to get in normal sinus rhythm. This is an invasive therapy in which a variety of [More]