Methodist in the Media

Convergent Procedure at Methodist Successful Against Hard-To-Treat AFib

Published: July 6, 2021

Last fall at Methodist Hospital, 39-year-old Nate Ostrand underwent a two-part combination treatment known as Convergent that involves creating scar tissue both inside and outside the heart to treat persistent AFib. Not only has his heart stayed in rhythm, but he also has been able to stop taking a couple of medications, including blood thinners.

Methodist Physicians Clinic electrophysiologist Matthew Latacha, MD, and cardiothoracic surgeon HelenMari Merritt, DO, spoke to the Omaha World-Herald about the success of the Convergent procedure at Methodist and how they work together to improve patients' lives. 

Omaha World-Herald: Convergent combines two procedures against hard-to-treat heart irregularity