How to Know When It’s Safe to Have a Catheter Ablation During & After COVID-19

Hear an expert’s perspective on having a procedure during & after a pandemic

July 20, 2020

  • Summary: Join us for a webinar on How to Know When It’s Safe to Have an Afib Catheter Ablation During & After COVID-19
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We know there’s a lot of uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In our recent survey, some of you said you were comfortable going back to the doctor to have a procedure, and others said you were not.

Your health and safety are so important to us, which is why we’re offering a webinar at no cost to provide you with expert advice about how to take care of yourself while getting the treatment you need.

In this webinar, How to Know When It’s Safe to Have a Catheter Ablation, I talked with Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. Suneet Mittal, Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory and Associate Chief of Cardiology at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. His center is in the pandemic’s early epicenter (the tristate area of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut), and is now back to functioning at full capacity. He shared what he and his colleagues have learned in the trenches that doctors’ offices and hospitals can do to protect patients.

Our intent with this webinar is to give you peace of mind if you need to pursue treatment. Please access the webinar recording here: How Will You Know That It Is Safe To Have A Procedure?

You’ll also discover:

  • What catheter ablation is, how it’s done, how it compares to other treatment options, success rates and risks, and what you need to know about the safety of the procedure in today’s environment.
  • Information about the impact of timing on the success of catheter ablation, including whether or not there are risks associated with delaying the procedure.
  • Whether afib patients are at increased risk for COVID-19, and what doctors’ offices and hospitals can do to protect you from exposure, keep you safe, and help you feel comfortable should you seek treatment.
  • What you can expect before, during, and after catheter ablation, and its impact on your treatment plan.
  • And so much more.

Dr. Mittal has been a presenter at our annual patient conference several times and always receives rave reviews from attendees, so we’re confident that what he will share in this webinar will be valuable to you.

And, Rob Kowal, MD (chief medical officer, vice president of medical affairs and business development of the Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure division of Medtronic, Inc.) will join me during the opening comments. Many of you may remember Dr. Kowal from our patient conference. He partnered with me to create the conference, way back in 2013. For several years, we collaborated in doing a conference session about partnering with your healthcare provider, until Dr. Kowal left private practice and joined Medtronic.

We hope this webinar will be a great source of comfort for you as we all navigate today’s uncertainties.

You can access the webinar recording here: An Expert’s Perspective On When It Is Safe To Consider Having A Catheter Ablation.

To your health,

Mellanie True Hills

P.S. Doctors and hospitals are taking steps to protect patients from COVID-19. During this webinar, How to Know When It’s Safe to Have a Catheter Ablation, Dr. Suneet Mittal shared with us what he and his colleagues have learned, from being in the epicenter, about how to make it safe to get an ablation. If yours was postponed, or you’ve been considering one, please watch the webinar recording by clicking the link below.

Access the Webinar Recording Here.