A Team Approach for Superior Care
The treatment of atrial fibrillation is multi-faceted. Our experienced team of physicians offers the clinical expertise that patients need for precise diagnosis and optimal treatment. This customized care begins with referral from a patient’s cardiologist or primary care physician. After receiving the patient’s medical records and cardiac test results, our team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and electrophysiologists consult with the referring physician in a complete clinical assessment.
This collaborative review also addresses problems that may otherwise be overlooked – problems that may be contributing to Afib or affecting overall cardiac health. As a result, each patient receives a comprehensive assessment of cardiac health, and is assured of the most appropriate treatment plan, with the most effective options for his/her particular situation.
We Examine All Your Options
The Atrial Fibrillation Center ensures a thorough review of the patient’s previous treatments and an objective assessment of results. Our specialists determine whether combining therapies oradditional treatments would be beneficial, and make recommendations based on the patient’s unique needs.
Treatment for Afib may include managing symptoms, taking measures to prevent stroke, or restoring a normal rhythm through various options.
- Drug Therapies
- Catheter-Based Ablation
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- Open or Minimally Invasive
- Intra-Operative Ablation
World-Class Cardiac Technology
The Atrial Fibrillation Center utilizes the most sophisticated cardiac technologies.
- Cardiac Mapping
- Intracardiac Echocardiography
- Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
- Cardiac MRI
- 64-slice Cardiac CT
- Robot-Assisted Catheter Ablation
Using high-resolution, digital imaging techniques, specialists can view and evaluate extraordinarily detailed images of each patient’s heart as never before. Invaluable for diagnosis and surgical planning, sophisticated cardiac imaging is also revolutionizing treatment.
A precise three-dimensional CT scan of the heart and pulmonary veins is merged with an anatomic view of the heart. With robotic catheter-based ablation, electrophysiologists can place catheters in hard to reach places in the heart and keep them there with more stability.