Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Center
Benefit From Our Experience
Research shows that patients who have their AFib procedure at experienced centers have fewer complications and better outcomes. Doylestown Hospital is a high-volume center for AFib ablation. Our electrophysiologists handle specialized and complex cases. Our success rates are comparable to the leading AFib centers across the United States. We performed the first catheter-based ablation for atrial fibrillation in the Bucks County region in 2002. Our electrophysiologists continue to introduce new technology and techniques to the community.
Patients who choose AFib treatment at Doylestown Hospital benefit from:
- The most advanced procedures for the treatment of AFib including cryoablation and The Convergent Approach
- Cardiac specialists highly experienced in treating AFib who train other physicians in advanced surgical procedures
- Access to innovative clinical trials for cutting-edge therapies to treat AFib
- Success rates that consistently meet or exceed national averages
- Short procedure times, often less than 2 hours
Choose Innovation for Arrhythmia Care
The Heart Institute of Doylestown Hospital ranks among the Top 20 in the United States for the number of cryoablation cases performed. Electrophysiologists at The Heart Institute successfully performed the first cryoablation procedure for atrial fibrillation in Bucks County in September 2011. This minimally invasive procedure restores normal heart rhythm by freezing the heart tissue that triggers an irregular heartbeat.
Because of our experience and success, Medtronic, the manufacturer of the Arctic Front® cryoablation system, has named Doylestown Hospital a Center of Professional Education. We are one of only two such centers in the tri-state region. Two of our board-certified cardiologists—Robert Sangrigoli, MD, and John Harding, MD—train other physicians from across the country on how to use this system.
Our AFib Center is one of the few around the country to perform the convergent maze procedure. This minimally-invasive approach combines the best of electrophysiology and cardiac surgery treatments to help restore your normal heart rhythm.
Whether you are an inpatient or outpatient, we create a personalized treatment plan just for you.
Clinical Trials and Research
The Heart Institute actively participates in clinical trial research. To learn more about a clinical trial related to your medical condition, call us at 215-345-2328.
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Find a physician online or call 215-345-2121 (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) to speak with a referral counselor.