High-Tech Procedure Helps Restore Your Normal Heart Rhythms

Pulmonary vein ablation, also called pulmonary vein antrum isolation or PVAI, is a treatment for atrial fibrillation (afib). Afib is the most common irregular heart rhythm.  It starts in the atria, or the upper chambers of the heart. When afib occurs, many different electrical impulses rapidly fire at once. These impulses cause a very fast, … Read More

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How Your Heart Arrhythmias Can Be Wiped Out With Ablation

Your heart’s electrical system is the power source that keeps your heart beating regularly. When something goes wrong with the heart’s “wiring,” you can develop an arrhythmia, which is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat. In this white board session, Walid Saliba, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Electrophysiology Lab, explains how a procedure called a catheter … Read More

Consider Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Again

Atrial fibrillation (AF) can make you feel as if your heart is about to leap out of your chest. If left untreated, AF can cause serious complications. For those patients who don’t respond to or cannot tolerate medications that regulate AF, pulmonary vein ablation is a safe and effective treatment. Sometimes atrial fibrillation can recur … Read More