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Convergent Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation

Sep 10, 2017

Deemy Rekkas, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

An irregular heartbeat caused by atrial fibrillation, or afib, can be challenging to treat. The convergent procedure offers an option when medications and previous procedures are not effective. The minimally-invasive procedure involves a cardiothoracic surgeon and electrophysiologist working on the outside and inside of the heart. Quality of life improves for many patients and some can even discontinue taking afib medication. To learn more, visit