Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation

Cryoballoon Ablation

A refrigerant is delivered through a balloon that is attached to the catheter guided into the heart. The refrigerant freezes the tissue and disables unwanted heart electrical currents that cause atrial fibrillation. The delivery by a balloon is revolutionary because of the continuous line of scar tissue around the pulmonary vein to stop the currents. This method is safe and effective. It has a low risk of complications. The majority of patients have been free from atrial fibrillation at one year with a reduction in symptoms, a decrease in drug therapy, and substantial improvements in quality of life.

Watch how it the Arctic Front Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter System works.


Palmetto Health Heart Hospital offers extraordinary heart care. If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, treatment is important. Electrophysiologists on our medical staff who treat atrial fibrillation are:

John T. Beard, MD, FACC – Columbia Heart
W. Robert Mazzei, Jr., MD – Columbia Heart
Jennifer A. Feldman, MD, FRACP – Palmetto Heart

Other Types of Arrhythmias Treated

1. Supraventricular tachycardias (SVT)

  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular re-entrant tachycardia
  • Inappropriate sinus tachycardia

2. Ventricular tachycardias (VT)

  • Right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia
  • Left ventricular outflow tract tachycardia
  • Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia
  • Bundle Branch re-entrant tachycardia

3. Congenital and acquired Cardiac Repolarization disorders procedures and tests

  • Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implants
  • Biventricular pacemaker and Biventricular ICD implants to help people with weak hearts
  • Syncope studies including Tilt Table Testing and electrophysiology studies
  • Cardiac CT Scan

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