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New Therapy Freezes Out Atrial Fibrillation

Rosalee Johns says she has her life back thanks to a freezing therapy called cryoablation that restored her heartbeat to normal. In 2008, Johns, then age 67, was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the atria — the upper chambers of the heart — receive irregular electrical impulses that cause erratic heartbeats. Johns’ [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating people with atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders. Doctors evaluate and treat more than 24,000 people with atrial fibrillation each year.
  • Team approach. Mayo doctors trained in evaluating and treating heart conditions (cardiologists), heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons), and other doctors work closely to evaluate and treat people with atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm conditions.
  • Research. Doctors at Mayo actively conduct research in atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders and conduct clinical trials.
  • Technology. Mayo Clinic doctors use the most current technology in atrial fibrillation and heart rhythm disorder treatment, including cardiac ablation.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery.

March 18, 2015