Clinical Trials & Research into Atrial Fibrillation
The Program for Atrial Fibrillation is continually conducting research into the complex heart condition, examining how it affects our patients and how we can improve treatments to extend and improve their lives.
Members of our team of surgeons, cardiologists and other experts are currently working on atrial fibrillation research projects described in detail at the Clinical Trials Unit of Northwestern. At that site, you can review research projects related to atrial fibrillation and see if there may be opportunities for you to participate as a patient.
Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Registry
In this research, data from every patient who receives catheter ablation at Northwestern Memorial is catalogued, creating an outcomes database similar to those compiled on surgeries. By monitoring issues and outcomes over a wide range of atrial fibrillation patients, we are learning how to better care for our patients today—and how to improve therapies for the future.
Contact Us Today
For more information regarding atrial fibrillation, please call the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312-694-AFIB (2342) and ask to speak with one of our dedicated atrial fibrillation nurses. Jane Kruse and Mary Navarrete can provide information, answer questions and assist you with treatment options that best fit your needs. You can also request a first-time appointment online.
Clinical Trials and Quality Ratings
Our quality ratings provide detailed information about data we have collected about our healthcare performance. View our quality ratings related to atrial fibrillation.
Did you know that you have a 1 in 4 chance of developing atrial fibrillation?
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A Second Chance to Listen & Learn
Did you miss our webinar on "Advances in Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Surgery Plus: Atrial Fibrillation" featuring Drs. Bonow and McCarthy? The webinar is now available to view via video and eBook!
Among the Nation's Best
In 2013-14 U.S. News & World Report ranked our Cardiology and Heart Surgery program #12 in the nation and the highest ranked program in Illinois for the sixth straight year.