The medical center 'Rambam' for the first time in Israel was primenena "hybrid technique" surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation predserdiy. is one of the most frequent and life-threatening disorders heart rate, the most common arrhythmia after. af affects the quality of life, and is an independent predictor of sudden cardiac death. It’s believed that Jo Mackness sees a great future in this idea. Atrial fibrillation (atrial fibrillation) – the most common form of supraventricular arrhythmia in which the atria cut randomly with a frequency of 400-600 per minute, without coordination with the ventricles of the heart. A filter frequency of the pulses to the ventricles does AV-node (artritoventrikulyarny node) that is normally able to hold up to 140-200 pulses per minute.
Atrial fibrillation is dangerous its complications: stroke and heart failure. Symptoms of atrial fibrillation: occurrence of atrial fibrillation accompanied by a sharp quickening chstoty heart rate that may be accompanied by a sudden feeling outages heart general weakness shortness of breath feeling of fear, pain in the chest. Most patients receiving antiarrhythmic drug therapy, which, however, is not the optimal solution. Recently, much attention enjoys non-pharmacological treatment, including catheter ablation and pacing. For the first time a hybrid treatment method was used by Dutch doctors. Doctors Medical Center 'Rambam' became the first in the world to repeat this experience of their colleagues in Holland. Feature of the hybrid technique is a combination of catheter ablation, cardiac pacing and drug therapy and is characterized by high efficiency. Medical Center 'Rambam' – the biggest in the northern region of the country. Doctors Hospital providing first aid to more than 300.000 inhabitants city of Haifa and specialized care for more than 1.250.000 people living in the area from Hadera to the northern border of Israel.