Dr. Su shares how a woman can ensure she receives the best care for her heart arrhythmia.
I think once you are diagnosed that you are aware of the abnormal heart rhythm, the most important thing is that someone who understands electrical system of the heart is able to, number one, capture the abnormal heart rhythm wherever it happens so that what we can determine is something life-threatening, not life-threatening. And be able to be reassured that this is not something that is going to be recurring or something that’s going to be debilitating to the day-to-day life.
I think sometimes if you don’t like the first answer, you’re not reassured, simply seek another doctor’s opinion because one of the things we have to be aware of is that, you know, medicines are ever-advancing. There are still people that I treat every day that have told me that they've seen a doctor for the past ten years and that basically just being told that, "Oh, just take the pill; this is all we can do."
Dr. Su, M.D., F.A.C.C.:
Dr. Wilber Su is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Cardiac Electrophysiology, and is on staff at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, Maricopa County Medical Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Banner Desert Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his undergraduate degree with honors in biomedical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He also trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He is involved in ongoing studies on national trials to improve complex arrhythmia treatments and mentors electrophysiologists across the country on complex ablations and cardiac device implantation techniques. Dr. Su specializes in atrial fibrillation ablation, arrhythmia ablations, Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICD) among other heart conditions and procedures.
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