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Dr. Steven Hao Discusses THERMOCOOL® Catheter Trial for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation – Video

In this video interview, Dr. Steven Hao talks about the atrial fibrillation ablation trial, using the THERMOCOOL® catheter, which was presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2009 annual meeting. He also discussed upcoming catheter ablation studies for afib and improvements in technology to customize atrial fibrillation treatment to a patient's individual anatomy. Video Interview with …

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Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Is a Top Federal Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Priority

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the US federal government has allocated $1.1 billion for research into the comparative effectiveness of different medical treatments. New reports just out prioritize atrial fibrillation treatment on this comparative effectiveness research agenda. Comparative effectiveness research has the potential to improve atrial fibrillation patient treatment and save …

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Get the Latest Atrial Fibrillation Information at the New and Improved now has more atrial fibrillation information, updated references, and some sections have even been expanded. There are updates throughout, but especially check out the following areas: What is Afib - Updated throughout, especially What Causes Afib Can Afib be Cured - Updated and expanded catheter ablation and maze procedure sections and an updated mini maze procedure section …

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Customized Atrial Fibrillation Treatment—Video Interview with Dr. Ralph Damiano

In this interview from Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2009, Dr. Ralph Damiano, cardiothoracic surgeon, talks about developing customized atrial fibrillation treatment procedures for individual afib patients, both by surgical maze procedure and catheter ablation. Learn more and see the video:  Dr. Damiano on Customized Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

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Are You at Risk For Cancer From Heart and Atrial Fibrillation Procedures

Do you go through medical procedures without paying attention to the risks involved from continued radiation exposure? It's worth paying close attention to the amount of radiation you receive from CT scans (computed tomography) and from radiation exposure during atrial fibrillation procedures such as catheter ablation. Every time you are exposed to radiation, it increases …

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Request for FDA Approval of Catheter for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation May Usher in Sea Change

One of the many studies reported on this week at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in New Orleans was about an ablation catheter clinical trial (from Biosense Webster) that may finally usher in the first FDA approval of a device for treating atrial fibrillation. Read why this could be good news for anyone with …

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Important Guidelines for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Lately there have been questions, comments, and requests for atrial fibrillation information that already exists in the news story archives. So with September being Atrial Fibrillation Month, it seems appropriate to call attention to the important afib documents and stories in our News archives. You'll generally find there stories that are more than 3 months old. Go to Archived …

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