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Watch a Live Case of AFib Ablation: How to Fix Long-Standing Persistent AFib
A live demo of ablation for long-standing, persistent AFib, from start to finish, showing the technique of transseptal access, 3D mapping, PV isolation, and ablating additional drivers of AF in the posterior wall and left atrial appendage.
Learn about what catheter ablation is and how it’s used to treat atrial fibrillation (AFIB). Doctors and cardiologists from the Cleveland Clinic describe the catheter ablation procedure, what it is, how it’s done and what results can be expected from this surgery.
NorthShore University HealthSystem Cardiac Electrophysiologists Wes Fisher, M.D., Jose Nazari, M.D. and Alex Ro, M.D. discuss atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that starts in the upper parts (atria) of the heart. For more information on Atrial Fibrillation, visit http://www.northshore.org/cardiovascu…
TAVR heart procedure for inoperable aortic stenosis
The Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure offers hope for heart patients with inoperable aortic stenosis (failing heart valves). TAVR valves are inserted via a catheter through the femoral artery, without requiring open heart surgery.
Physicians at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center were the first in Arizona to perform this new heart valve replacement procedure following its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Patients may be eligible for the procedure if they are not candidates for surgical valve replacement. The TAVR procedure gives hope for extending the lives of these patients with improved quality of life.
Includes discussion of heart anatomy, pathophysiology, heart sounds and murmurs, valves, symptoms, atrial fibrillation, cardiac output, LVH, pulse pressure, paradoxical splitting of the second heart sound, and treatment.
MedCram: Medical Topics Explained Clearly by World-Class Instructors
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: Health care professionals and students. Review for USMLE, MCAT, PANCE, NCLEX, NAPLEX, NDBE, school and board examinations.