January 23, 2018

Surgery Panel with Drs. Damiano and Philpott — Video from 2015 AF Patient Conference

The Surgery Panel at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference included Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD speaking about surgical ablation and Jonathan M. Philpott, MD speaking about hybrid ablation and the Heart Team approach. James R. Edgerton, MD, FACS, FACC, FHRS was unable to attend so his interactive […]

Dr. Andy Kiser Discusses the Hybrid Ablation for Tailoring Atrial Fibrillation Treatment — Video

In this video interview, Dr. Andy Kiser discusses the hybrid ablation (also called the hybrid procedure) for atrial fibrillation to tailor treatment for individual patients. This hybrid approach combines a surgical ablation procedure and a catheter ablation in the same setting, and is done by a team that consists of both a surgeon and an […]

Dr. Wilber Su Discusses Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation — Video

In this video interview, Dr. Wilber Su discusses what he has learned from doing more than 600 cryoballoon ablations as well as about 50 hybrid procedures. To watch the video or read the transcript, see: Cryo Balloon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation — Video Interview with Dr. Wilber Su

Surgeon Explains Why Hybrid Ablation “Makes Sense” for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

Hybrid ablation is an emerging treatment for patients with persistent and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation. It is a dual approach, in which an electrophysiologist ablates from inside the heart and the cardiac surgeon ablates on the outside the heart. Dr. James Edgerton, a cardiac surgeon at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Texas, who spoke […]

Dr. Andrea Natale Discusses New Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Treatments – Video

At Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010, Dr. Andrea Natale shared with us some of the new directions in atrial fibrillation treatment, including the newer hybrid procedures combining catheter ablation and surgery for chronic or persistent atrial fibrillation, and contact force sensing. See the video: Interview with Dr. Andrea Natale at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010