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May 19, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Teacher Smelling the Roses Again Thanks to Minimally Invasive Heart Procedures

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

For years, Lucy Lorden suffered from an irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath. But one April morning in 2014, the Ormond Beach, Florida, elementary school teacher was barely able to walk from the parking lot to her classroom. Thinking she had pneumonia, Lucy, then 56, went to see her primary care doctor. “The doctor told […]

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Tags: Ablation, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Florida Campus, irregular heartbeat, stroke


March 13, 2012 · Leave a Comment

New Therapy Freezes Out Atrial Fibrillation

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald (@stacytheobald)

Rosalee Johns says she has her life back thanks to a freezing therapy called cryoablation that restored her heartbeat to normal. In 2008, Johns, then age 67, was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the atria — the upper chambers of the heart — receive irregular electrical impulses that cause erratic heartbeats. Johns’ […]

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Tags: 4264, 5252, 5334, Cryoablation, Dr. Fred Kusumoto, heartbeat, irregular heartbeat, Rosalee Johns


March 9, 2012 · Leave a Comment

When Medication is No Longer Effective for Atrial Fibrillation

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Ron Boyle has had atrial fibrillation for twelve years.  He recalls, “When I was in a-fib most of the time, getting upstairs was a problem.  Just doing daily routine was a problem.  Get up in the morning and being totally fatigued and that’s the way the day would start.”  His previous medications were no longer […]

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Tags: 4264, 5252, 5335, A-Fib, Atrial Fibrillation, catheter, experience, heart palpitations, irregular heartbeat, patient, Pulmonary Vein Ablation, Pulmonary Vein Isolation


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