Baptist Health Louisville team uses new technology to treat atrial fib

Baptist Health Louisville. June 28, 2024

Louisville, KY (June 28, 2024) Doctors at Baptist Health Louisville have successfully used a new method to treat atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat.

This technique is called pulsed field ablation (PFA), and it is a significant advancement in the field of heart health.

The milestone procedure, conducted by Dr. Kevin Parrott and his outstanding cardiac electrophysiology team at Baptist Health Louisville, is poised to revolutionize the treatment of arrhythmias.

PFA is designed to target and eliminates abnormal electrical signals in the heart, particularly those originating from the pulmonary veins. By precisely delivering energy to these specific areas, the procedure effectively disrupts the irregular heart rhythms responsible for conditions such as atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Parrott, the cardiac electrophysiologist performing the first PFA case in Louisville, expressed immense pride in the collaborative efforts of the medical team involved. “This achievement represents our commitment to offering our patients the most advanced treatment in cardiac electrophysiology. It allows us to consider patients who may have not been a candidate in the past, due to the advancements in safety that PFA offers”.

The successful completion of the first PFA procedure represents a significant leap forward in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Patients suffering from debilitating symptoms associated with arrhythmias now have renewed hope for a better quality of life, thanks to this innovative procedure.

To find out if PFA is the right choice for you, contact Baptist Health Medical Group Louisville Cardiology at 502.893.7710 to schedule an appointment.