Items Tagged ‘Catheter ablation’

March 17, 2010

Fix for a Faulty Heartbeat

By Kelley Luckstein

Patients with the most common type of irregular heartbeat who aren’t helped by drugs may benefit from a treatment that freezes tiny portions of heart tissue to correct a flaw, a new study shows. A total of 228 patients underwent a “catheter ablation,” in which a tube is slid into the heart…   Douglas L. […]

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Tags: Catheter ablation, Dr. Douglas Packer, irregular heartbeat

March 16, 2010

CABANA: Catheter ablation effectively reduced AF

By Kelley Luckstein

Percutaneous left atrial catheter ablation may be more effective at the elimination of atrial fibrillation when compared to anti-arrhythmic therapy, according to new findings presented today. The CABANA pilot study included 60 patients with recurrent symptomatic AF, two-thirds of whom had persistent or a long-standing AF…   Douglas L. Packer, MD, a cardiologist at the […]

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Tags: CABANA, Catheter ablation, Dr. Douglas Packer

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