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New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Comes to Chicago

Use of ‘pulsed field ablation’ by Northwestern Memorial and Swedish Hospitals is a first for Illinois in cardiac electrophysiology


NORTHWESTERN Memorial Hospital and Endeavor Health’s Swedish Hospital are among the first heart programs in the country performing “pulsed field ablation,” a landmark advancement in cardiac electrophysiology.

This minimally invasive approach to treating atrial fibrillation (AFib) offers patients improved safety and efficacy compared to traditional therapies, physicians involved say.

Afib affects nearly 60 million people globally and over a sustained period of time can lead to a higher rate of hospital admission, heart failure and death, research shows. “Atrial fibrillation is a growing cardiac concern worldwide and we are seeing more patients coming in looking for treatment,” said Hany Demo, MD, cardiac electro- physiologist at Endeavor Health’s Swedish Hospital on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

Developed by medical device maker Medtronic, the PulseSelect PFA system can provide patients with a treatment option that doesn’t cause unwanted injury to surrounding tissues like traditional ablation technologies, helping physicians put patient safety first,” Dr. Demo added.

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