Clinical researchers from Emory’s Electrophysiology clinical program are participating in a number of studies investigating novel treatments for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. Investigators have ongoing clinical trials of new pacemakers, defibrillators, ablation catheters, as well as new ways to use existing devices to help patients.
Dr. Michael Lloyd has been actively involved in a multi-center trial examining the safety and efficacy of the world's smallest pacemaker. The MICRA Transcatheter Pacemaker is less than one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker making it small enough to be delivered with minimally invasive techniques through a catheter, and implanted directly into the heart. Additionally, Lloyd is studying new imaging techniques to identify cryoablation lesions in patients with a-fib.