Pioneering New Treatments for Heart Arrhythmias

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Stories of Patient Power, by Andrew Schorr

Cardiac arrhythmias are common, but can be life threatening for some patients. Hear from Dr. Gregory Feld, a pioneer of several new treatments for cardiac arrhythmias, including catheter ablation of atrial flutter and AV node modification for atrial fibrillation. Learn more about how UCSD medical experts are optimizing techniques and developing new energy sources for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.

bulletRead Joan Harwood's atrial fibrillation story

This 30-Minute Program Features:

  • Gregory Feld, M.D.
    Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program
    University of California San Diego Health System

    Dr. Feld is currently Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Diego, and Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program. His clinical responsibilities include performing up to 8 ablation procedures a week, as well as pacemaker and defibrillator implantation procedures. He also sees new and follow-up patients in his outpatient clinic one day a week. He currently performs the largest number of ablations for atrial fibrillation in southern California. Dr. Feld received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and later completed his residency at Wadsworth VA Medical Center. Dr. Feld has been also selected as a Top Doctor in San Diego, and has been named one of the Best Doctors in America several times in recent years.
  • Joan Harwood
    Suffered with atrial fibrillation
    Ms. Harwood, a world traveler, woke up one night with an irregular heartbeat, which later landed her in the ER. She underwent a cardioversion, but did it not seem to fix the problem. Joan went to see two cardiologists and both recommended she visit Dr. Gregory Feld at UC San Diego Health System – and that she did. Joan received treatment for the atrial fibrillation at UCSD, which she describes as “saving her life.”

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