Ask Dr. Thourani: What About AFib, Eloquis & New Heart Valve Replacement Devices?
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is relatively common for patients to experience after heart valve surgery. Watch this video with Dr. Vinod Thourani, the Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Piedmont Health and the Marcus Heart Valve Center, to learn important facts about AFib after heart surgery along with the use (or stoppage) of Eloquis for patients experiencing AFib after heart surgery. In addition, Dr. Thourani discusses next-generation, mechanical heart valve replacement devices that may not require the use of warfarin (Coumadin) and may be made from polymer materials. (Video posted on February 24, 2020)
Dr. Vinod Thourani
Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery