Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS
Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS

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Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS
Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS
Catheter-Based Cardioneural Ablation Safe, Effective for Recurrent Fainting

A novel catheter-based cardioneural ablation procedure reduced symptoms of vasovagal syncope by as much as 80% for patients with symptoms despite medical intervention and behavioral modification who did not desire permanent pacing.

Early published reports of cardioneural ablation have shown promise for the relief of autonomically mediated bradycardia; however, cases are typically performed on a compassionate basis and there is a paucity of data on of multicenter experiences, according to Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS, chief of the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.

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Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated 669 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,600 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Bioscience Core, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.