St. Louis cardiologist uses cryoablation to solve puzzle of AFib

Jonas Cooper, MD, a cardiac electrophysiologist at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri, has a special talent. The guy is a whiz with a Rubik's Cube.

Cooper is also one of the first in the area to perform cardiac cryoablation to treat atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias.

"We used to do the maze procedure, which required opening the chest, and now we use cryoablation instead," he said, in an interview with the St. Louis Jewish Light. "We go up the leg with a three-cm balloon, put it in the heart, inflate it and then freeze the balloon so it cauterizes around the circumference of the blood vessels."

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