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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Does abnormal heart tissue cause atrial fibrillation?

    After a recent diagnosis I would like to know if removing abnormal heart tissue is a possibility in curing atrial fibrillation.
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    Dr Andrei Catanchin

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Dr Catanchin is a cardiologist & electrophysiologist managing atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders with medication, devices (ie. pacemakers, defibrillators) and catheter ablation. He ... View Profile

    Only if the abnormal heart tissue is the only cause of your AF (eg. a tumour in the atrium in a young person with an otherwise normal heart and no other cause of AF) - more information is needed to answer your question.

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