A choice procedure to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with a certain type of irregular heartbeat just got better, thanks to the ingenuity of Trinity Health Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgeon Christopher Phillips, MD, FCCP, FACC, FACS.
Dr. Phillips came to Trinity from the Cleveland Clinic, where a breakthrough treatment for atrial fibrillation was developed.
Atrial fibrillation or A-fib, as it’s often called, is a type of irregular heartbeat in which the two upper chambers of the heart beat rapidly and unpredictably. Atrial fibrillation is the most under treated form of heart disease.” Dr. Phillips declares. “”A-fib causes 25 percent of all strokes