Afib treatments ...

Would it bother you if a trainee performed a procedure on you without your knowledge?
Yes - 100.0%
Not really - 0.0%
Not at all. - 0.0%

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   Posted 6/27/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
There is a lot of debate in the EP community over whether Catheter Ablation for AFib should be a "First Line" treatment. From all the research I have done - and based on this experience: (Google "Adventures in Cardiology"), I would suggest that it can be done safely and effectively. But you must make sure that the doctor you expect to do the procedure is actually the one who will do the procedure. Know what questions to ask: How many of these procedures has the EP performed? Will there be trainees involved?

It pays to be assertive and fully informed.

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   Posted 6/27/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
MisterMuckle, I am not going to remove or edit your post here though it reads to me as if you are in some fashion breaking a forum rule.  What I am going to do is give you a warning this one time and let you know should any further posts along these lines occur they will be removed due to the following:
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   Posted 11/14/2008 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I am thankful that this post was not removed because that thought had never crossed my mind and I am truely thankful for the info! That should be illegal....for some trainee to be doing the procedure without patient consent!!!

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   Posted 11/16/2008 1:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Is this not against the law unless the patient has fully consented even if it is a teaching hospital.  Everyone of the Team members at the U of MN introduce themselves and state if they are students, fellows or physicians.

Just my 2 cents.



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