A diagnosis of Atrial fibrillation, an irregular, quick heartbeat, means that blood thinners are prescribed to prevent the risk of stroke common with the condition. For Bill, an active fisherman, husband and father, blood thinners meant keeping bandages with him all the time. The bleeding became a problem for Bill. He was worried about the risk of stroke, so he chose to talk to his doctor. Bill’s heart team recommended the Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occlusion procedure with Dr. Hemal Gada. Bill achieved his goal to get off of blood thinners and stopped the risk of stroke from AFib.
Learn more about AFib and treatments at UPMC Pinnacle at UPMCPinnacle.com/AFib.