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Atrial Fibrillation: Complications and Cures (audio)

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Previously, the only available treatments were medicines and blood thinners that were only partially effective. New procedures have been developed that offer patients a chance for a cure, prevention of stroke and a life without blood thinners. The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Center for Atrial Fibrillation has developed a minimally invasive Hybrid Maze that combines the advantages of minimally invasive surgery with catheter ablation. Richard Lee, MD will review the complications of atrial fibrillation and the new treatment advances offered at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.

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Richard Lee, MD, is a cardiac surgeon on the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial and director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. He also is an assistant professor of Surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

To learn more about atrial fibrillation visit our Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.

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Recorded 2/12/2008

Last UpdateMarch 5, 2014