"Endeavors" article features Dr. Kiser and hybrid procedure that treats A-fib

"Endeavors" article features Dr. Kiser and hybrid procedure that treats A-fib
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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 here.

In this video for StopAfib.org, Dr. Kiser discusses the procedure and the collaboration between cardiac surgeons and electrophysiologists at UNC.