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Gwinnett Medical Center offers new procedure for atrial fibrillation patients
Mar 07, 2019
The Strickland Heart Center at Gwinnett Medical Center-Lawrenceville (GMC) recently announced the addition of the new Convergent atrial fibrillation (Afib) procedure. This new, minimally invasive approach is used to treat chronic Afib patients after traditional therapies, such as medication or standard ablation, has failed. Afib is a heart rhythm disorder that involves irregular quivering or rapid heart rhythm in the upper chambers of the heart, which increases the risk of blood clotting and pooling. Over 70% of people between the ages of 65 and 85 are living with AFib, and in total this condition now effects 6.1 million in the U.S.     The Convergent procedure stems from a combination of expertise from a cardiac electrophysiologist and a cardiothoracic surgeon. The goal is to restore a patient’s regular heart rhythm through traditional catheter and surgical ablation, a two-step process used to ...

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