If you have Atrial Fibrillation and can’t take blood thinners or don’t want to take them, you probably already know that it can cause strokes. Now an alternate minimally invasive procedure uses an implant to prevent blood clots that can lead to strokes. This offers patients a better quality of life and just makes them feel better.
Baptist Heart physicians use this minimally invasive procedure, similar to a catheterization, to implant a device with a thin tube that is designed to permanently close off the left atrial appendage preventing the escape of blood clots. It takes less about an hour and patients are only in the hospital overnight.
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