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Today’s Discovery: LARIAT Suture Delivery Device

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Atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm, is a condition that results in the heart beating too fast or too slow. An estimated 2.7 million Americans have the condition and are five times more likely to have a stroke, according to the American Heart Association.

VCU Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to offer the LARIAT Suture Delivery Device to treat patients with atrial fibrillation who have a high risk for stroke and are unable to take blood-thinning medications.

Discover how cardiologists at VCU Pauley Heart Center are using this groundbreaking minimally invasive, non-surgical approach that can potentially protect patients against the risk of stroke.

Visit http://www.pauleyheart.vcu.edu/ to learn more about VCU Pauley Heart Center.

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