FIRM Can Double The Success Rate To Cure Atrial Fibrillation

A kind of heart arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation (AF) which causes irregularities in the human heart beat, is treated in a conventional way of Catheter Ablation therapy, taking several hours to complete with lesser success percentage.
A team of scientists from Indiana University, UC San Diego, and UCLA, have devised a new technique that, for the first time, has found the core reason causing AF. The electrical spinning tops present in the human heart function in a way that leads to the faster heart beat, so called eye of the storm.
By using the FIRM (Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation) technique scientists were not only able to slow down the Atrial Fibrillation, they could terminate it as well. The success rate of FIRM, as compared to the previous cure, is double and it took the doctors only 2.5 minutes to complete the process.
The earlier tests were carried out on 92 subjects which is clearly not enough to authenticate the procedure but the researchers hope to increase the level of its authenticity by involving more patients in to this practice which, if becomes practical, will be a landmark in the medical industry.


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