Surgical Ablation performed on a 78 years old patient

3 months ago Mr. H. had a surgical ablation at the Klinik im Park in Zurich. Originally, he came to our practice with a blockage of a coronary artery and was immediately treated with a stent by Dr. med. Olaf Franzen.

Patientinterview after a surgical ablation

His atrial fibrillation returned just a few months after the stent was inserted. Mr. H. has many risk factors that can cause atrial fibrillation, arterial hypertension, age and coronary heart disease. After a cardioversion, we discussed the different treatment options for atrial fibrillation. Although catheter ablation was the treatment of choice at his age, it was not an option because the patient was against it. That is why we performed a surgical ablation. The operation went well and the patient is very well again. Find out more in this video.