For patients with atrial fibrillation for whom traditional treatments haven’t been effective, Mount Carmel offers an innovative treatment called atrial fibrillation ablation, which, in some patients, can offer a cure for the condition.
With ablation, the tissue that causes atrial fibrillation is destroyed, or ablated, either epicardial (outside) or endocardial (inside) with catheters using radiofrequency energy or cryoablation. Ablation is a technique Mount Carmel physicians specialize in, and one we’ve been using for more than 15 years.
Treatment for atrial fibrillation can be performed by a Cardiac Electrophysiologist or Cardiothoracic Surgeon, and physicians from both specialties review each patient’s case before determining the best approach.
Not everyone is a candidate for atrial fibrillation ablation. The best fits are those who:
- Do not respond to medical therapy
- Are intolerant of medical therapy due to side effects
- Endure continuous or frequent intermittent atrial fibrillation
- Have significant symptoms like discomforting palpitations, tiredness or difficulty breathing
- Already require heart surgery for other reasons (for surgical ablation).
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call one of the offices listed below.
Locations & Directions
477 Cooper Road, Suite 200
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Mount Carmel Clinical Cardiovascular Specialsts is located on the Mount Carmel St. Ann's campus in Westerville, near the intersection of Cooper Road and Schrock Road.
85 McNaughten Road, Suite 200 and 300
Columbus, Ohio 43213
Mount Carmel Columbus Cardiology Consultants is located on the Mount Carmel East campus on Columbus' east side, near the intersection of East Broad Street and McNaughten Road.
745 West State Street, Suite 750
Columbus, Ohio 43222
Mount Carmel Columbus Cardiology Consultants is located west of downtown Columbus, just north of I-70 and west of SR 315 on the Mount Carmel West Campus.
4092 Gantz Road
Grove City, Ohio 43123
Mount Carmel Columbus Cardiology Consultants is located on Columbus' southwest side in Grove City near the intersection of Stringtown Road and Gantz Road.