It’s estimated that 3.4 million people in the United States have a form of an arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation (also known as AFib or AF)—and that number is expected to double by 2035. Left untreated, AFib can dramatically increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and sudden death.
See why ablation is now considered the best first-choice for some AFib patients.
Effective, lasting treatment for irregular heartbeats
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with AFib, the input of an electrophysiologist is crucial in determining what treatment is best for you. The experts at the Bon Secours Arrhythmia Center are focused on serving patients through aggressive, focused treatments to provide AFib symptom relief.
The Arrhythmia Center offers a variety of safe and effective approaches to heart rhythm problems. Our staff of physicians, nurses and technologists will explain tests and procedures to you and your family, answer your questions and guide you through the diagnostic and treatment process. After a complete evaluation, we will work with you and your primary care physician to determine the best treatment option. Arrhythmia treatment depends on the type and severity of the arrhythmia.
For some patients, ablation therapy is the best first-choice for treatment. This safe, effective, minimally invasive procedure is performed in an outpatient setting, requires no cardiac rehabilitation and yields a fast recovery. Ablation uses state-of-the-art technology to map electrical signals in the heart and identify the exact regions where irregular heart rhythms originate. Radiofrequency energy or extreme cold is used to destroy irregular cells, thus restoring a normal heart rhythm.
Those who should consider ablation therapy include patients who:
- failed medication treatment in the past
- are still experiencing symptoms
- have had adverse reactions to medications
- chose to not use medication therapy
- have failed cardioversions in the past
Doctors Omar Shams and Harpreet Grewal provide patients with safe, effective, minimally invasive treatment options with rapid recovery times, using state-of-the-art technology to restore normal heart rhythms.