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Monday, December 20, 2021

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Care

Posted By: Advancing Care
Cardiac Care

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A new program at Good Samaritan Hospital that offers a one-time minimally invasive procedure designed to reduce the risk of strokes that originate in the left atrial appendage recently hit a milestone. In less than one year since the Cardiac Electrophysiology Program opened at the hospital, 50 WATCHMAN procedures have been performed.

The procedure helps prevent stroke in patients who have an irregular heartbeat and who cannot use blood thinners. The program is part of the Good Samaritan Hospital Cardiac Electrophysiology services and represents a rapidly growing subspecialty of cardiology that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

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