Our Approach to Ablation
For many people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) and certain other abnormal heart rates known as arrhythmias, medications do not work to reduce their symptoms. Cardiac ablation, a minimally invasive treatment, can successfully treat many arrhythmias, preventing serious complications such as sudden cardiac arrest.
Doctors at Stanford are at the forefront of research to improve cardiac ablation using the latest technologies. Our arrhythmia team is pioneering new ablation therapies that will lead to better outcomes for patients.
WHAT WE OFFER YOU FOR CARDIAC ABLATION
- Active clinical research to advance new minimally invasive treatments such as cryoballoon ablation. Co-invented by our medical director, this procedure uses extreme cold to freeze arrhythmia-causing heart cells.
- Leading expertise in FIRM ablation, a new technology for locating and treating the precise regions in your heart that cause arrhythmia. We were one of the first U.S. hospitals to offer this treatment.
- Close collaboration with Stanford’s cardiac surgeons to develop a hybrid surgical-catheter ablation procedure for people with advanced AFib. A national clinical trial is currently underway.
INTERESTED IN AN ONLINE SECOND OPINION?
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!
Visit our online second opinion page to learn more.
If you are a new patient and want to request and appointment or need help finding a doctor, please call 650-723-6459, Option 3.
If you are a returning patient, call 650-723-6459, Option 2, to request an appointment.
What Is Cardiac Ablation?
Our world-class electrophysiologists have extensive experience in developing and using cardiac ablation to treat people with AFib and other arrhythmias.
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