Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation 
 
 
Atrial fibrillation, the most common abnormal heart rhythm in older people, often has no symptoms causing it to regularly go untreated. Patients who experience symptoms often feel a sensation of pounding or fluttering in the chest, may feel tired or fatigued, and become dizzy and short of breath easily. If left untreated, atrial fibrillation can become chronic and increase the risk for stroke, congestive heart failure, and other complications.

 The Atrial Fibrillation Clinic is a new, comprehensive outpatient evaluation and treatment center for patients to be examined for optimal rhythm and rate control. Our team of arrhythmia specialists works with patients to determine the best anticoagulation strategy and suitable candidates will be offered potentially-curative ablation procedures.

Our approach when treating atrial fibrillation is to first prevent stroke, secondly prevent the symptoms of atrial fibrillation, and finally to thoughtfully recommend ablation procedures for those patients whose symptoms cannot be controlled using medication.

 

Meet the Experts

Ali A. Mehdirad, MD, FACC

Dr. Mehdirad is a professor of internal medicine and director of electrophysiology.  He received his medical degree from the National University of Iran and his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Saint Louis University. He then completed additional training in the field of electrophysiology and arrhythmia management at Saint Louis University. 

Dr. Mehdirad is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. 

 

Scott W. Ferreira, MD

Dr. Ferreira, assistant professor of Internal Medicine, received his medical training at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Brown University.  He did his cardiology fellowship at Saint Louis University and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at St. Vincent Medical Center in Indianapolis.  Dr. Ferreira is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

 

Atrial Fibrillation Clinic

University Club Tower

1034 South Brentwood Blvd, Suite 1120

St. Louis, MO 63117

314- 977-4440