New procedure treats atrial fibrillation

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 13:30 in Health & Medicine

Doctors are now performing a new procedure to treat atrial fibrillation, a common irregular heartbeat. The "hybrid" procedure combines minimally invasive surgical techniques with the latest advances in catheter ablation. The two-pronged approach gives doctors access to both the inside and outside of the heart at the same time, helping to more completely block the erratic electrical signals that cause atrial fibrillation.

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