The Atrial Fibrillation Center provides state-of-the-art care to patients who have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF).
AF is a common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting more than 2.2 million people in the United States. Symptoms vary among individuals and the best treatment for AF will depend on the patient's needs. Treatment options range from anticoagulation therapy with aspirin to more complex procedures such as catheter-based left atrial fibrillation or surgical ablation.
Our physician team includes four board-certified clinical cardiac electrophysiologists, two cardiothoracic surgeons, an imaging cardiologist, a cardiac anesthesiologist, a sleep medicine specialist and an anticoagulation specialist. This highly skilled team collaborates to determine the best treatment option for each patient.
- access to a multidisciplinary care team
- new therapies and investigational drugs
- catheter-based ablation for atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter (primary) and atrial flutter secondary to medical therapy
- surgical ablation as an adjunct to valve or bypass surgery
- minimally invasive surgical ablation
- combined surgical and catheter ablation
- management of high rates refractory to medical therapy
- permanent pacing as an adjunct to medical therapy with or without AV junction ablation
- associated sleep disorder care
Refer a Patient
To refer a patient, please call:
- J. Warren Holshouser, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
- Rohit Mehta, MD, FACC, FHRS
- Brian D. Powell, MD, FACC, FHRS
- Sherry J. Saxonhouse, MD, FACC, FHRS
- Charles R. Bridges, MD, ScD, FACC, FAHA
Chair, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
- Eric R. Skipper, MD, FACS
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
In This Issue: Fall 2012