The different types of doctors involved in Atrial Fibrillation are:

Primary Care Physician- A primary care physician is often the first point of contact for many patients. They practice general medicine, perform check-ups, and provide routine medical care. They may be involved in the diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation.

Cardiologist-A cardiologist specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the cardiovascular system. Cardiologists often refer patients to electrophysiologists and are often involved in management of Atrial Fibrillation.

Interventional Cardiologist-An interventional cardiologist performs non-invasive procedures needed by heart patients and treats patients who are dealing with coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, and peripheral vascular disease. Some patients may see an interventional cardiologist if they have heart problems in addition to their Atrial Fibrillation.

Electrophysiologist-An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist with extensive training in heart arrhythmias. They specialize in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of heart arrhythmias, including Atrial Fibrillation. Electrophysiologists are the recommended cardiologist to perform a catheter ablation procedure.

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The NAVISTAR® THERMOCOOL®, EZ STEER® THERMOCOOL® NAV, THERMOCOOL® SF NAV, and THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH® Catheters are FDA approved for the treatment of drug refractory recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, when used with compatible three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping systems. Catheter ablation for AF may not be an option for you if you have any of the following conditions: certain recent heart surgery; prosthetic valves; active systemic infection; certain cancers; intracardiac thrombus, or an interatrial baffle or patch. Consult your physician to find out if catheter ablation is right for you.

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. Only a cardiologist or electrophysiologist can determine whether ablation is an appropriate course of treatment. There are potential risks including bleeding, swelling or bruising at the catheter insertion site, and infection. More serious complications are rare, which can include damage to the heart or blood vessels; blood clots (which may lead to stroke); heart attack, or death. These risks need to be discussed with your doctor and recovery takes time.

THERMOCOOL® Navigation Catheters are indicated for the treatment of recurrent drug/device refractory sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) due to prior myocardial infarction (MI) in adults.