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Dr. Kiser performs part of a Convergent Procedure to treat a patient's atrial fibrillation; he worked with Dr. Paul Mounsey, a cardiologist, to perform the procedure. (Endeavors photo by Donn Young)
UNC heart surgeon Andy Kiser developed a new, minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation that treats the outside and inside surfaces of the heart. A heart surgeon and a cardiologist work together in the operating room to perform the Convergent Procedure, which has had a 70- to 80-percent success rate. The work of Dr. Kiser and cardiologist Dr. Paul Mounsey is featured in the August edition of Endeavors, UNC's online research magazine. Read the article .
In this video for StopAfib.org, Dr. Kiser discusses the procedure and the collaboration between cardiac surgeons and electrophysiologists at UNC.