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Atrial fibrillation is easy to find, but evidence on how best to treat it isn’t
Washington Post

Judy Currier remembers waking up the morning after doctors spent hours cauterizing tissue inside her heart. They were trying to correct a rapid, irregular heartbeat that had left her exhausted, frequently out of breath and at a higher risk of stroke.

“I was amazed at how quiet my heart was,” says Currier, a 69-year-old resident of Springfield. But the benefits of the treatment, called catheter ablation, didn’t last.