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AFib Clinic

The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care doctors are leaders in treating patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) and have advanced the most innovative AFib care treatments available to patients today.

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AFib Clinic*

Our dedicated team of electrophysiologists, surgeons, skilled technicians, and nurses work together to offer a wide range of services in our cutting-edge facilities. Our goal is to provide personalized care to each of our patients, helping them to improve their quality of life and effectively manage their Afib.

The AFib Clinic at The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care offers the most up-to-date and effective procedures. Our team has hosted medical professionals from across the globe to observe our innovative techniques, and we have been actively involved in advancing research in the field through participation in clinical trials.

We are committed to pushing the boundaries of our knowledge and expertise in order to offer the best possible outcomes for those living with AFib. Together, we can work towards a healthier, happier future for all those affected by Afib.

AFib Clinic Team

Alberto Lopez, MD
Jennifer Cozart, MD
Robert Paisley, MD

AFib Clinic Coordinator
Denise Robles

 

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24-48 Hour Holter Monitors
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
Cardiac Arrhythmia Program
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Monitoring
Catheter Ablation
Coronary Anomalies
Defibrillator
EKG
Heart Monitors
Heart Murmur
Heart Rhythm Disorders /Arrhythmia
Pacemaker
Preventive Cardiology
Radiofrequency Ablation
Reveal LINQ Implant
Telemetry Monitors

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Internationally Recognized Expets in Cryoballoon Technology 

Dr. Alberto Lopez is an internationally recognized expert on cryoablation technology and has trained colleagues for over a decade.  He was the first in Houston and among the first in the nation to treat patients for an irregular heartbeat with minimally invasive cryoballoon technology that uses cold rather than heat to interrupt faulty electrical circuits in the heart. The system treats refractory recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), a serious heart rhythm disorder that affects millions of Americans.

“With cryo, the balloon adheres to the heart and does not move. There is less chance of unintended damage and less chance of clotting. In most cases, you only have to deliver one or two energy applications to achieve that, rather than the 40 or 50 small ones next to each other without leaving gaps that the heat method uses.”

Dr. Alberto Lopez

First in Houston to Offer Innovative CryoAblation Technology to Treat Common Form of Atrial Fibrillation

 

 

National Leaders is the Minimally Invasive Hybrid Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

Our Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Program achieved successful outcomes using a hybrid surgical and endocardial catheter ablation procedure to treat patients with persistent or longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation (Afib). The procedure involves a minimally invasive, closed-chest epicardial ablation performed by a surgeon, combined with endocardial radiofrequency catheter ablation performed by an electrophysiologist.

“The hybrid procedure shows superior effectiveness compared with endocardial-only ablation in patients with advanced atrial fibrillation (AF). The collaboration between electrophysiologists and cardiac surgeons is the key to improving outcomes in these patients.”

Dr. Jennifer Cozart 

Burgeoning Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Program at THI Bolstered by FDA Approval of Innovative New EPi-Sense Treatment System

“We are improving the lives of Afib patients by delivering individualized care.”

Dr. Robert Paisley

 

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Contact the AFib Clinic Coordinator or request an appointment through the Contact Us form below.