Dr. James R. Edgerton Discusses Treatment Options with an Atrial Fibrillation Patient and Caregiver — Video

In this video, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. James Edgerton of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (Plano, TX) consults with an afib patient and caregiver about various atrial fibrillation treatment options, including medications, cardioversions, catheter ablation, and surgical procedures.

Please note that the video is just over 24 minutes in length.

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About James R. Edgerton, MD:

A board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Edgerton practices at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Plano, TX. He was recently appointed Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and serves as Chair of the Education Committee for the non-profit Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Institute (CRSTI).

Dr. Edgerton began his medical journey in 1974 and received his M.D. Degree from the University of Illinois. He then completed a six-year General Surgery Residency at the University of Florida where he took time out to work full time in the Basic Cardiac Research Laboratory. Dr. Edgerton completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to moving to Dallas, Dr. Edgerton founded and led the Great Lakes Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates in Southeast Wisconsin. Earlier, he had served as Medical Director of Cardiac Surgery at Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Racine and as the Surgical Director of the Debakey Heart Institute of Wisconsin.

A frequent speaker on topics such as beating heart surgery, the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation and resynchronization therapy, Dr. Edgerton is an invited lecturer and course director to dozens of national and international education symposiums and has performed cardiac operations and taught surgical techniques on four continents.

Dr. Edgerton is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Examiners; a member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons (AATS), and is a Full Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is also an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), serving as Chair of the STS Workforce of Practice Education and Board Member of the STS Council on Member Education.

Dr. Edgerton also serves on the StopAfib.org Medical Advisory Board.

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