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about us

Our department is specialized in cardiac arrhythmias and is one of the oldest in France.



Most of our research has been focused on catheter ablation. In the 80s, catheter ablation was limited to "simple" arrhythmias like focal atrial tachycardia or junctionnal arrhythmias. In 1993, we did the first atrial fibrillation ablation in a patient. The initial procedures were targeting the right atrium only and associated with a limited success rate. The extension of the lesions to left atrium demonstrated a much better clinical outcome. We then discovered the prominent role of pulmonary veins in the initiation and perpetuation of atrial fibrillation.



Pulmonary vein isolation is now recognized as the corner stone of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation as acknowledged in the international recommendations.


Our department is part of the french public health care system but we have developed a private practice for foreigners.

Cardiologic building

Haut Lévêque cardiology hospital is a 300-bed hospital devoted entirely to medical and surgical cardiology.

It is located in Pessac, 10-15 minutes drive from Bordeaux airport and 20-30 minutes from the center of Bordeaux and the TGV rail station.

About this website


This website provides informations about cardiac arrhythmias and has been built to help patients.

It is mainly focusing on catheter ablation but it is importance to realize that this is not the only option and some patients may rather benefit from drug treatment.

value. quality care. convenience.

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