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Laser Balloon Ablation of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation


The Laser Balloon Ablation of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Case was transmitted live via satellite transmission from the Massachusetts General Hospital Electrophysiology lab to the 2nd Annual AF Innovations Conference, held November 30 – December 1, 2012, in New York City.

The interactive case, recorded in real-time, demonstrates optimal clinical decision making strategies and procedural approaches for the treatment of a Paroxysmal AF patient.

Case History

63 year old man with paroxysmal AF

  • AF diagnosed in 2011
  • Failed treatment with Flecainide
  • Frequency: One episode every 1-2 weeks
  • Symptoms: Palpitations, racing hear, dyspnea, fatigue



Launch Case


Moussa Mansour, MD
Associate Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory and Atrial Fibrillation Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Kevin Heist, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts General Hospital
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the following individuals at Massachusetts General Hospital for their dedication to delivering optimal patient care.

Jeremy Ruskin, Moussa Mansour, Kevin Heist, Conor Barrett, Stephan Danik, Ken Comeiro, Moshe Rav Acha

Scott Streckenbach and John McNamara

EP lab Nurses
Shannon Moorehouse, Mike Mayoros

EP lab engineers
Jianping Chevalier

EP technicians
Garren Su and Tri Nguyen

Electroanatomical Mapping
Christopher Houghtaling



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