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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 and 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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