Left atrial appendage is the area where clots occur during atrial fibrillation which are the source of systemic thromboembolism including stroke.

At Sisters of Mercy on March 6th, 2018 a paediatric electrophysiology program was initiated in collaboration of the Department for Cardiovascular Medicine and the Paediatric Clinic.

Dr. Nägele is a cardiologist employed in St. Gallen in Switzerland, and has spent one week at the Centre as part of additional cardiac training.

Balloon cryoablation is a method for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation ablation that has developed as an alternative to radiofrequency ablation.