Atrial Fibrillation Clinic
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the United States today.
The number of patients afflicted with atrial fibrillation is projected to grow
at an exponential rate over the next several years. With the aging United States population, it is important to remember that atrial fibrillation incidence is directly proportional to age, with a median age of 66.8 in men and 74.6 in women.
Treatment of atrial fibrillation has become more complex with the addition of multiple anti-arrhythmic agents, alternatives to warfarin anticoagulation, and the potential of a catehter-based ablation pulmonary vein isolation procedure.
The Atrial Fibrillation clinic is a new, comprehensive outpatient evaluation and treatment center for patients to be evaluated for optimal rhythm and rate control, advised as to their anticoagulation strategy, and suitable candidates will be offered potentially-curative ablation procedures. We intend for this clinic to function in a consultative role to work with you to make recommendations to help you provide the optimal care for your patient.
Ali Mehdirad, MD Scott Ferreira, MD
Director, Arrhythmia Services Assistant Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Vein Ablation
Patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation and remain refractory to therapy are candidates for this procedure. Our highly trained electrophysiologists have vast experience in this ablation procedure that aims to isolate the tissue surrounding the four pulmonary veins on the posterior wall of the left atrium. Successful isolation of this tissue removes what is believed to be the provocative source of the atrial fibrillation.
Patients with atrial fibrillation or suspected atrial fibrillation can be referred to this clinic for comprehensive evaluation and treatment to maximize cardiovascular health and decrease thromboembolic stroke risk provided by our expert arrhythmia team.
(866) 977-4440 or (314) 977-4440 to schedule an appointment at our University Club Tower office. Ask for an appointment in the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic.