We provide several safe and effective treatment options for patients with atrial fibrillation. Our doctors have extensive experience and will discuss the best treatment options with you.

  • Medications

    Heart rhythm medications, also called antiarrhythmics, control irregular heartbeats — and maintain a normal heart rate and rhythm. Patients with atrial fibrillation may also need to take blood thinning medications to help prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of stroke.

  • Ablation

    Ablation is a technique typically used to treat abnormal heart rates and rhythms (arrhythmias). It involves ablating (destroying) a very small, targeted area of the heart muscle.

  • Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure

    You may be eligible for a catheter-based procedure called the Watchman left atrial appendage closure, or “the Watchman procedure”. This procedure can reduce your risk of stroke and eliminate the need to take blood thinning medications. It does not, however, treat your atrial fibrillation. You may need to continue other heart medications or treatments.

  • MAZE Procedure (Heart Rhythm Surgery)

    The MAZE procedure is an open heart surgical procedure that treats atrial fibrillation by creating therapeutic scars on the heart muscle.

  • GALAXY Procedure (Heart Rhythm Surgery)

    The GALAXY procedure is a revolutionary, minimally invasive operation developed at Intermountain Heart Institute. The procedure is designed to treat atrial fibrillation without the use of the heart-lung machine and with smaller, less painful incisions.

More Information About Arrhythmia Treatments



Ablation is a procedure that destroys very small, targeted areas of heart muscle to treat abnormal heart rhythms.


Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Left Atrial Appendage Closure reduces the risk of stroke and may eliminate the need to take blood thinning medications in certain patients with atrial fibrillation.


Pacemaker Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator is a small device placed in the chest to help control your heartbeat.

MAZE Procedure

The MAZE procedure is a heart surgery that treats atrial fibrillation.


GALAXY Procedure

The GALAXY procedure is a minimally invasive heart surgery that treats atrial fibrillation.