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Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:37 am | Updated: 5:20 pm, Wed Jul 3, 2013.

Catheter ablation may help some that suffer from symtpoms of  AFIB or atrial fibrillation, offering an alternative or augmentation to medications.

The procedure involves a wire that travels through a vein to your heart, then guided by ultra-sound and Multiple H.D. screens identifies then maps out the areas to be treat

Heat is then administered to those areas.

The procedure itself takes only about fifteen minutes as the majority of time is spent in identifying the locations to be treated.

recovery is minimal requiring an overnight hospital stay for observation and there is little pain or discomfort.

Dr. Dillip Mathew, is an cardiac-eletrophysiologist of Venice Regional Medical Center who specializes in the procedure.

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