World AF expert visits our unit
2nd March 2015
February 2015 – Prof Richard Schilling, head of the academic department of cardiac electrophysiology at St Bartholomew’s and Queen Mary University of London visited the Cape Town AF Centre and assisted Dr Gopal with a complex ablation at the Panorama MediClinic EP lab.
In a media interview, Prof Schilling, an highly rated international electrophysiologist, described the advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation as extraordinary.
As in all medical disciplines, it is best to treat as early possible. However, not all cardioligists and general practitioners are aware of the huge advances in the treatment of AF and many patients who could benefit from ablation treatment, are not treated. I would urge general practitioners and cardiologists to refer patients with atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias to a qualified electroophysiologist as soon as AF is diagnosed. Early treatment can lead to huge benefits for the patient, as well as down-the-line medical expenses, he said.
Read more about Prof. Schilling.