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Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center Selected to Conduct Clinical Trial for Device to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
Date:10/7/2008

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"While many studies involve less complex cases, we were particularly interested in this one because participants must experience more severe atrial fibrillation," Horton said. "The study incorporates the technology that we already know is effective and advances it to an even higher level, helping us generate a consistently effective lesion in highly complicated cases."

The study is designed for patients who have persistent A Fib. Participants must also meet other specific criteria. To inquire about participation in the clinical trail, please call 512-544-2342.

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia, a division of Texas Cardiovascular Consultants, was founded in 1996 by Rodney Horton, M.D. The practice has grown to include nine clinical electrophysiologists specializing in the area of heart rhythm disturbances. Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Research, a division of Texas Cardiovascular Consultants, is committed to providing opportunities for patients in Central Texas to participate in studies utilizing the latest technology in the area of cardiac electrophysiology.

St. David's Medical Center

Since 1924, St. David's Medical Center has provided quality medical care to the residents of Central Texas. Conveniently located in central Austin at 32nd Street and IH-35, St. David's Medical Center provides comprehensive care with special expertise in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiac services, bariatric surgery, orthopedics, maternity and newborn services and rehabilitation. The medical center includes St. David's Hospital (acute care) and St. David's Rehabilitation Center (physical medicine and rehabilitation). For more information, please visit http://www.stdavids.com/sdmc.aspx

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Erin Ochoa and Kristin Marcum

Elizabeth Christian & Associates Public Relations

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