Items Tagged ‘Fred Kusumoto’

February 1, 2012

Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Cryoablation recently approved as atrial fibrillation treatment

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was just diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and am on medication for the time being but was told I may need surgery. I have read about a new treatment option called cryoablation. Is this a safe option? How effective is the procedure? ANSWER: Cryoablation can be used to control atrial fibrillation when […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, cryoablation, Fred Kusumoto, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

December 2, 2011

Doctors are using ice to calm irregular heartbeat

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Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, along with 25 other hospitals, tested out a chilling technique to slow the heartbeat during trauma….“The new technique reduces procedure time compared to heat ablation and probably reduces the risk of stroke because we spend less time in the left atrium,” says Fred Kusumoto, a cardiologist who specializes […]

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