University Hospitals Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Center of Excellence+
The University Hospitals Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Center of Excellence+ offers a comprehensive range of atrial fibrillation (AFib) ablation services, including evaluation, treatment, post-procedure aftercare and associated services. UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute has a team of board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists dedicated to the care of patients with AFib. Involved in both the development and clinical delivery of the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques for AFib, our experts achieve long-term patient outcomes that equal or exceed the expected procedural success rates of other reputable centers worldwide.
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What Is a Center of Excellence+?
At UH, we define Center of Excellence+ (COE+) as a program established to supply an exceptionally high concentration of expertise and related resources centered on a particular area of medicine. A COE+ strives for value, optimal clinical outcomes, a positive patient experience, and lower costs for both patients and employers.
All the services offered through University Hospitals’ Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Center of Excellence+ are bundled together to be paid at a single rate. This approach promotes efficiency and best practices from all caregivers involved as they work together to provide the highest quality patient care while staying within a price point. Program navigators provide concierge-style support, coordinating all specialist appointments and ancillary services and accompanying patients to these appointments.
The UH Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Center of Excellence+ bundled package includes the following:
- Electrophysiologist consult
- Atrial fibrillation ablation procedure charges for the following:
- Medical records review
- Lab services
- Postoperative follow-up visit
- Event monitor
What is Atrial Fibrillation Ablation?
Also called pulmonary vein isolation (PVI), atrial fibrillation (AFib) ablation is a minimally invasive option typically recommended for symptomatic AFib patients who failed or developed side effects to at least one antiarrhythmic medication. During the procedure, a doctor inserts catheters (thin hollow tubes) into a blood vessel in the groin and threads it up to and inside the heart. Accessing the interior of the heart in this manner, the doctor scars a small area of the organ using small burns or freezes. The scarring helps stop the heart from conducting the abnormal electrical signals that cause AFib, thereby helping to restore and maintain normal heart rhythm.
For further information on atrial fibrillation ablation preparation, aftercare and related topics, please visit our AFib site.
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