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Patient stories Atrial fibrillation ablation

Read about the experiences of people who have received catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. You’ll learn first-hand what life was like for these patients, both before and after their procedures.

Paul's Story

This video describes Paul Hayden's Atrial Fibrillation treatment journey. Paul talks about his symptoms and treatment with the Medtronic Cryoballoon cardiac ablation procedure.


Watch a round table event featuring Alex White, a former atrial fibrillation (AF) patient, and a group of leading electrophysiologists in a discussion moderated by Prof. Richard Schilling, British Heart Rhythm Society President.

The discussion addresses the following topics, among others:

  • AF patient expectations for treatment
  • Risks and benefits associated with AF ablation compared to antiarrhythmic drug therapy
  • The ideal AF patient pathway.


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