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Teacher Smelling the Roses Again Thanks to Minimally Invasive Heart Procedures

For years, Lucy Lorden suffered from an irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath. But one April morning in 2014, the Ormond Beach, Florida, elementary school teacher was barely able to walk from the parking lot to her classroom. Thinking she had pneumonia, Lucy, then 56, went to see her primary care doctor. “The doctor told [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating people with atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias).

    Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 4,500 people with atrial flutter each year.

  • Team approach. Mayo doctors trained in evaluating and treating heart conditions (cardiologists), heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) and other doctors work closely to evaluate and treat people with atrial flutter and other heart rhythm conditions.
  • Research. Doctors at Mayo actively conduct research in atrial flutter and other heart rhythm disorders and conduct clinical trials.
  • Technology. Mayo Clinic doctors use the most current technology in atrial flutter 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.

June 26, 2014