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Dr. Andrea Natale, A Renown Cardiologist and Respected Scientist

Dr. Natale AndreaCardiology is a field in medicine that specializes in the cardiac system involving the heart and the blood vessels. Many conditions affect the cardiac system, and most of them, if left unchecked, lead to severe morbidity and mortality.

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is one of these conditions. AFib is a subtype of arrhythmia in which the heart’s electrical system is faulty. The faulty system results in either a slow heartbeat (bradycardia), a fast heartbeat (tachycardia), or dysrhythmia (lack of rhythm).

Dr. Andrea Natale has dedicated his life’s work to understanding and thus treating atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a cause for concern because patients suffering from the condition have an irregular atrial rhythm. Thus, it leads to disrupted blood flow to the ventricles, resulting in heart failure, thrombotic-emboli (blood clots in circulation), or stroke.

Dr Andrea Natale’s Beginnings

Dr Natale got his medical degree from the Universitá Degli Studi di Firenze in Italy, his home country. He then graduated summa cum laude in Cardiology at the Universitá del Sacro Cuore in Roma. He did not stop there.

Additionally, he completed a different residency in cardiology and a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He later proceeded to the USA and completed a second fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at Wisconsin.

Dr. Andrea Natale started his medical profession at Duke University as the director of Cardiac Electrophysiology laboratories. He was medical director for the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Atrial Fibrillation for a decade.

Additionally, Natale has served in the Department of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology. He received numerous awards during his stay at the Cleveland Clinic Center.

His Medical Career

Dr. Natale now serves as the Executive Medical Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at Saint David’s Medical Center. He is recognized as the creator of a circumferential ultrasound vein-ablation system that treats AFib.

Like Ryan Wiseman and Travis Van Slooten, a few of his patients are testaments to Dr. Natale’s prowess in dealing with AFib. For the two, and so many other patients, AFib is now a health concern in the past, and it is no longer a problem for today.

Dr. Andrea Natale is set to speak in Austin, Texas, for the live event held at St. David’s Medical Center. The EP-live is a two-day, highly intensive educational meeting targeting electrophysiologists. The EP-live is an event no electrophysiologist or aspiring cardiologist would want to miss.

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