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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (or flutter) is an irregular and fast heartbeat that prevents blood from flowing properly throughout the body.

The specialists in the CardioVascular Center at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston specialize in treating atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders. We provide a wide range of treatment options including medical therapy, ablation treatment, pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs).

Doctors + Care Team

Ann Garlitski, MD

Ann Garlitski, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Co-Director, New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5939
Fax #: 617-636-9115

Cardiac arrhythmias

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Jonathan Weinstock, MD

Jonathan Weinstock, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Co-Director, New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5902
Fax #: 617-636-9115

Electrophysiology, arrhythmias

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Munther K. Homoud, MD

Munther K. Homoud, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Co-Director, New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5902
Fax #: 617-636-9115

Cardiac arrhythmias, pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillation, surgery for arrhythmias

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Sushil Singh, MD

Sushil Singh, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Cardiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5902
Fax #: 617-636-9115

Electrophysiology, arrhythmias

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Research + Clinical Trials


AtriClip® Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion Concomitant to Structural Heart Procedures (ATLAS)

Sometimes, following open heart surgery, patients can develop irregular heart rhythms like atrial fibrillation. Atrial Fibrillation can occur in 30-50% of patients following open heart surgery. This is called, postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). POAF and related stroke/TIAs impact dying, and quality of life (QoL) for patients undergoing structural heart disease procedures. Usually these heart rhythms straighten out within your hospital stay but are typically treated with some drugs to decrease the ability of you blood to clot. Some people that have a high risk of bleeding cannot take blood thinners. This study is collecting information on the treatment of those subjects that develop POAF. This research study is also comparing how LAA closure impacts the physical health and quality of life (QoL) versus not having it closed in a special group of people, The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a small sac located on the upper chamber of your heart. This sac is thought to be the site where blood clots form and is believed to be associated with a significant risk of stroke/TIA in patients with specific risk factors like age, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes. 
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