University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Uses Brain Aneurysm Treatment to Stop Irregular Heart Rhythms
Published: Mar 15, 2013
For the first time, a UCLA team has used a technique normally employed in treating brain aneurysms to treat severe, life-threatening irregular heart rhythms in two patients. This unique use of the method helped stop ventricular arrhythmias — which cause "electrical storms" — that originated in the septum, the thick muscle that separates the heart's two ventricles. This area is virtually impossible to reach with conventional treatment.