hybrid or convergent afib procedure

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reachout
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   Posted 4/19/2016 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello. I usually post on the prostate cancer forum but have a question regarding my wife's persistent afib. She's failed cardioversion twice and has a lot of side effects from beta blockers. Her electrophysiologist recommended a hybrid procedure, also known as a convergent procedure. In this procedure the EP does an ablation from inside the heart through a catheter while at the same time a surgeon does an ablation from outside the heart through laproscopy. It's a new technique and not many doctors or hospitals do it. Would love to find other patients who have had this done to ask about effectiveness and risks.

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   Posted 4/21/2016 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
will look into it. I guess the lap is less invasive. sounds very interesting. best wishes.
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