Your Health Now: Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – An estimated 5 million Americans are believed to have Atrial Fibrillation, also known as A-fib.

It’s a condition where the heart’s smaller chamber stops beating and fibrillates; many don’t even know they have it.

A-fib, also called an irregular heartbeat, can cause many problems including congestive heart failure and leaky valve. The biggest concern is stroke.

Dr. Paul DiGiorgi, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Lee Memorial Health System, stopped by the studio to talk about A-fib and the latest advancements in treatment.

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