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has anyone successfully cured atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Ablation&maze proced: Catheter ablation and surgical maze procedures can cure atrial fibrillation for many patients.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Define cured: Atrial fibrillation is a degenerative disease of the upper chamber which results in deposition of microscopic amounts of scar tissue, a generally irreversible process. However, certain procedures such as a surgical maze or catheter ablation can prevent patients from developing the rhythm of atrial fibrillation, or, barring that, the symptoms from the arrhythmia with up to ~70% success.
Answered on May 22, 2018
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