My Experience with Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

The procedure is now considered first-line treatment for the arrhythmia. This is what it’s like to have it done.


Over the years, I’ve written hundreds of stories about treatments for various forms of heart disease and individuals who have benefited from them. The knowledge I have gained served me well when my father needed coronary artery bypass surgery and, later, a carotid endarterectomy, because I understood these procedures and knew the potential benefits far surpassed their risks.

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