Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a type of heart rhythm condition that affects more than 37 million people worldwide.  If left untreated, it could lead to blood clots or stroke.

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute provides region-leading comprehensive management for AFib. We offer advanced treatments, including pulse field ablation (PFA). This novel type of ablation sends pulsed electric fields through an ablation catheter, designed specifically to interrupt irregular electrical pathways in the heart that trigger AFib.

The FARAPULSE™ Pulsed Field Ablation System by Boston Scientific sends pulsed electric fields to interrupt the irregular electrical pathways that trigger AFib.

Pulsed field ablation uses electrical fields to create tiny holes in the membranes of heart muscle cells. This causes the targeted cells that contribute to irregular heart rhythms to die without altering the overall structure of the tissue or affecting other cell types. Pulsed ablation causes less damage to other nearby tissues than standard ablation procedures.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a Saint Luke’s electrophysiologist, call 816-751-8415 or fill out our contact form.


Feb. 17, 2023

Health News You Can Use: Atrial Fibrillation and New Treatment

During heart month we are discussing Afib, its risk factors, innovative treatment options, and how you can monitor at home.