Understanding Atrial Fibrillation and Its Treatment At the St. David’s Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute

Dr. Natale AndreaAtrial Fibrillation, widely known as AFib, is a commonly diagnosed cardiac arrhythmic disorder. Heart arrhythmia rage from when heartbeats are too slow, too rapid, or irregular. Dr. Andrea Natale from the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) and other experts have devoted themselves to treating various arrhythmia disorders. Particularly, AFib patients suffer rhythm irregularity in their upper heart chambers.

The disorder causes incorrect blood flow from the upper to lower chambers and might frequently result in heart failure, stroke, and blood clots. Generally categorized by the timeframe of their occurrence, some patients are affected by short AFib episodes while others face permanent and frequent attacks. Despite their differences, patients should always seek out medical practitioners’ help. The United States alone identified the rising of deaths by atrial fibrillation, either as the contributing or primary cause.

Recent survey statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted deaths throughout the US. They stated that about 175,000 patients died from conditions with AFib as a contributing aspect. They also recognized that the disorder causes approximately 25,000 death cases. Through research, US specialists recognized critical illnesses which contributed to Atrial Fibrillation’s development in patients.

They highlighted obesity and diabetes, which are both current concerns in US medical-care facilities. Without intervention, the United States CDC stated that before 2030 approximately twelve million people would be diagnosed with AFib. This statement showed the necessity of treatment advancement and Dr. Natale’s research, an expert in cardiac-related issues. Apart from research, Natale created several atrial fibrillation treating methods.

Using his pioneer catheter-based methods, Andrea has conducted successful visionary procedures on patients. For instance, the first-ever US percutaneous-epicardial radiofrequency-based ablation. This technique has offers solutions to patients unresponsive to the traditional method ablation procedures. EPLive, an annual event that discusses complex arrhythmias, was held virtually in 2020 because of covid-19-related restrictions.

Its online event had a record turn-up of over 1,200 registrants. Event participants included clinical cardiac electrophysiologists such as Andrea Natale. General cardiologists were also invited to discuss the complex cardiac arrhythmia disorders in the present and past cases.

About Andrea Natale

Arrhythmias such as Atrial Fibrillation were teaching tools showcased to the practitioners and enthusiasts. The sessions were broadcasted through the modern equipped TCAI at St. David’s Medical Center by experts, including Natale.