Device Lowers Stroke Risk from Atrial Fibrillation

When blood thinners are not an option, blocking off the left atrial appendage can help prevent dangerous blood clots from forming.

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The irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a known risk factor for stroke. That’s because A-fib prevents the heart from ejecting a normal amount of blood with each contraction. Blood left behind can pool and clot. If the clot is ejected into the circulation, it will travel to the brain, where it […]
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