Stroke Risk for Heart Valve & AFib Patients

Is it common for heart valve patients to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib), an abnormal heart rhythm? Why and how can AFib cause a stroke for patients with valvular disease? What surgical treatments can reduce the stroke risk for patients? Are there any new clinical trials designed to help minimize stroke risk for open-heart surgery patients needing heart valve surgery? Get answers to those important questions from Dr. Patrick McCarthy who is the Executive Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. During his extraordinary career, Dr. McCarthy has performed over 5,000 heart valve repair and replacement operations. (Video posted on August 22, 2023)

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Dr. Patrick McCarthy

Cardiac Surgeon
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

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