Dr. Andrea Natale’s Lifesaving Achievement in Cardiology
Very few cardiologists have received half the recognition that Dr. Andrea Natale has received so far. As a cardiologist, this man has achieved a lot. However, his most important achievement is the diagnostic tool that he helped develop to treat atrial fibrillation. Also known as AFib, atrial fibrillation is a type of heart arrhythmia, a condition that is characterized by irregular blood flow through the heart, which results in irregular heartbeats. This condition can lead to heart failure, stroke or blood clots.
Dr. Natale is known to have promoted the application of the circumferential ultrasound vein-ablation system to treat this condition. He is also recognized as the first ever electrophysiologist to conduct a procedure known as the “percutaneous epicardial radiofrequency ablation.” Owing to his skills, experience and expertise, Dr. Andrea Natale has been invited to many conferences and symposia to address various issues concerning cardiology. One of his recent major conferences was held in St. David’s Medical Center, Austin, and it was facilitated by EPLive. In this educational meeting, Dr. Natale addressed the “Ablation of Long Standing Persistent atrial fibrillation.”
He has saved and reassured many patients
Thanks to his extensive medical knowledge, Dr. Andrea Natale has saved the lives of many patients, some of whom have shared stories about his critical and timely intervention. One of them is Ryan Wiseman, a man who was diagnosed with AFib while in the military. According to Wiseman, he went through several unsuccessful attempts to overcome the condition, which included four ablations and 10 cardioversions. Dr. Natale was the only doctor who managed to treat this condition through his ablation system.
Travis Van Slooten is another patient who revealed that he experienced premature ventricular contractions eight months after his AFib treatment. After flying to Austin, Dr. Natale examined him and reassured him that he was fine as the rate of his contractions was within a harmless range.
Rani Minhas, a 61-year-old Canadian, had failed to receive the care that she required to overcome her AFib condition even though she had visited six medical professionals. Her frustration ended when Dr. Andrea Natale conducted a successful catheter ablation procedure which completely corrected her condition.
Dr. Natale is an expert in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. He is also the executive medical director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute in Austin, Texas.