James H. McClelland, MD
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On this page you will find an overview of this atrial fibrillation patient services provider's atrial fibrillation treatments and background, as well as information about this provider's specialized afib procedures, such as catheter ablation, maze surgery, or the mini maze procedure, and the provider's treatment results, when available. There are also reviews by other afib patients, when available.Provide a Patient Review List Your Services with Us
3311 Riverbend Dr.
Springfield, Oregon 97477
Dr. McClelland received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital in 1986. He received his cardiology training at Oregon Health Sciences University, and then completed a Research fellowship at Duke University in 1990. He joined the faculty at University of Oklahoma in 1990, becoming a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine in 1996. He joined Oregon Cardiology in 1997.
Dr. McClelland is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Clinical Electrophysiology. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society. He has been the co-chairman of the Northwest Electrophysiology Society since 1997, and was appointed the Director of Heart Rhythm Services of the Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute in 2004.
Atrial Fibrillation Procedures
- Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
- Minimally invasive surgical techniques for atrial fibrillation
Note: Dr. McClelland works closely with Dr. David J. Duke, and new referrals should contact Dr. Duke.
Dr. McClelland has a special interest in advanced ablation techniques, including catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and the minimally invasive surgical techniques for atrial fibrillation. In 2004, he underwent training by Dr. Wolf at University of Cincinnati for the Wolf MiniMaze procedure, and subsequent training at the Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Institute regarding electrophysiologic aspects of the procedure; he was subsequently involved in the first such procedure in the state.
Dr. McClelland has performed catheter ablation since 1989, catheter ablation of AF since 1998, and has been involved in surgical ablation of AF since 2004. He takes part in every minimally invasive surgical procedure that is performed with Dr. Duke. He developed and maintains www.minimaze.org, an informational website about catheter and surgical ablation.
Minimaze surgery results for Drs. Duke and McClelland were just published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology in December, 2007.
Results were based on combining epicardial bipolar radiofrequency pulmonary vein antrum isolation with ganglionated plexus ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation. Success was defined as freedom from afib and antiarrhythmic agents during one year of follow-up. Fifteen of 20 (75%) subjects overall, and 14 of 16 (87.5%) subjects with paroxysmal or persistent AF, had a successful procedure.
A list of Dr. McClelland's publications regarding catheter and surgical ablation can be found here.
For Minimaze Patients
Patients considering the minimaze procedure will find extensive information for patients at www.minimaze.org, Dr. McClelland's minimaze web site, including a video of the minimaze procedure.