Atrial Fibrillation Specialist at Atrial Fibrillation Center Of America
The physicians and specialist at Atrial Fibrillation Center Of America pride themselves as being advocates for patient needs and have established their practice as an example of the highest quality arrhythmia care available. Our mission is to develop strong patient-doctor clinical relationships to be able to deliver the best possible personalized care. We believe our patient services are the finest available and offer the following:
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a type of arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat that affects the upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Instead of beating in a coordinated and regular pattern, the atria quiver and flutter rapidly and chaotically. This can cause blood to pool and form clots in the atria due to which risk of stroke or heart failure can increase.
AFib can be persistent (lasting longer than 7 days) or permanent (ongoing) but it can also be paroxysmal which means that it comes and goes on its own, or it can be triggered by certain factors such as stress, alcohol, caffeine, or heart disease.
Risk factors for developing it include age (especially over 65 is a concern), high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, smoking, or if there’s any family history of same that is AFib. There are various symptoms like heart palpitations, chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, fatigue, and dizziness.
Treatment options for AFib include medications to control heart rate or rhythm, blood thinners to prevent blood clots, cardioversion (electric shock therapy to restore a regular heartbeat), catheter ablation (destroying the abnormal tissue causing the irregular heartbeat), or surgery. Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing alcohol and caffeine intake can also help manage AFib.
We designed a concierge care program that provides any medical consultation or surgical need on an on-going basis. We feel this program is the best available and any patient interested should schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss how our program works.
Concierge care is also known as boutique medicine. It is a type of healthcare model in which patients pay a membership fee to gain access to personalized and high-quality medical services. Patients are able to receive longer appointment times, same day or next day appointments, 24/7 access to their doctors and more comprehensive health assessments as well as treatments with concierge care. This type of healthcare model is becoming increasingly popular as it helps patients to seek more personalized care and doctors look for ways to provide quality care.
General Patient Services:
For many patients, on-going concierge care is not required. Instead, we provide routine arrhythmia diagnosis and treatment program on an as-needed basis. Our specialist at Atrial Fibrillation Center Of America are highly skilled in all areas of arrhythmia diagnosis and treatment and specialize in:
Atrial Fibrillation Specialist in
A catheter ablation procedure to destroy specific cells in the left atria, pulmonary veins, or superior vena cava that work to block the erratic electrical signals that trigger and maintain atrial fibrillation.
Studies that use an electrode catheter inserted into the heart to assess the heart condition or to diagnose abnormalities.
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
Based on the patient’s diagnosis and condition, a pacemaker or defibrillator may be implanted in the patient. This device is used to synchronize heartbeat, restore the heart’s mechanical sequence, help the heart work more efficiently, and improve overall heart function.
Cardiac Defibrillator Implantation
These devices are implanted in patients with a high risk of sudden death from fast heart rhythms. They also serve as pacemakers.
Catheter ablation removes abnormal circuits or tissues that start and maintain abnormal, fast heart rhythm. Although there are several forms of catheter ablation, the two most common are radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation.
Specialists at Atrial Fibrillation Centers of America
Dr. Bansal and Dr. Ilyas at Atrial Fibrillation Center Of America serve patients from the Houston, national, and international areas. For patients that require travel to the Houston area, our staff is trained to arrange all transportation and accommodation from anywhere in the world. Not only are we able to treat and monitor patients worldwide, but because of our location in Houston, we have access to the world’s widest and most talented pool of medical specialists ready to treat patient should issues arise other than arrhythmias. Houston is known for being a center of heart research and disease treatment. Our practice works in concert with other practices, clinics, and hospitals in the Houston area to offer patients a full range of medical expertise.