Stroke Risk: What Can Be Done to Help Heart Valve & Atrial Fibrillation Patients?
Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: August 23, 2023
It should be no secret.
Patients with heart valve disease are 35% more likely to have atrial fibrillation. And… Patients with atrial fibrillation are five times more likely to have a stroke. The big question we need to ask is, “What is being done to help patients reduce stroke risk?”
To answer that question, we interviewed Dr. Patrick McCarthy, Executive Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine. Doctor McCarthy is a heart valve and atrial fibrillation expert. Click here to see my interview with Dr. McCarthy about stroke risk reduction, atrial fibrillation and heart valve disease.
Many thanks to Dr. Patrick McCarthy and the entire Northwestern Medicine team for taking such great care of heart valve and atrial fibrillation patients.
Keep on tickin!