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Tiny Device Reduces Stroke Risk in PatientsPublished: May 13, 2019
In a dimly lit procedure room at Methodist Hospital, three physicians trained their eyes on large screens displaying images of Albert Grubb’s beating heart.
Two took turns threading a wire through the organ toward a small, fingerlike projection off the left atrium, one of the heart’s two upper chambers.
That projection, called the left atrial appendage, is a trouble spot for people like Grubb who have a condition called atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat in adults.
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