Feb 7, 2023

Life after AFib: How one patient is using his second chance at life

Tim Berry battled addiction for years. Could a heart condition rob him of the healthy life he had worked so hard to build?

Part 4: The Procedure

Berry was in bad shape when he first walked into the offices of Dr. Wilber Su, director of cardiac electrophysiology at the Banner University Medical Center.  

Depressed and angry, Tim had been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a serious medical condition caused by unwanted electrical signals in the heart. Another doctor had prescribed medication. But Berry hated the way it made him feel. He worried about being able to perform some physically demanding tasks he did at the André House such as lifting pallets of bottled water. Fortunately for Tim, Dr. Su proposed cryoablation, a treatment option that would allow him to quickly return to the life he had worked so hard to build.  


Watch more of Tim’s story below: