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  • 28 Oct 16

Developments in Arrhythmia Treatment: Reduced Procedure Time, Planning for Telemedicine

The Arrhythmia Center at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center, undergoing significant upgrades, is unique in its nationally and internationally recognized electrophysiology group which encompasses strong clinical performance, education and research. Alexandru Costea, MD, professor of medicine, director of the Center for Electrophysiology, Rhythm Disorders and Electro-mechanical Interventions, is leading this multi-faceted cardiac program.

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  • 05 Jan 18

Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation in Heart Failure Patients with Atrial Fibrillation More Effective than Medication

According to Alexandru Costea, MD, radiofrequency catheter ablation can be more effective than the standard, current treatment of antiarrhythmic medications in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF). It is well known that in patients with AF but not HF, the benefits of radiofrequency catheter ablation are significant, with success rates ranging from

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