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Medical Moment: Treatment for irregular heartbeat

Published: Jan. 18, 2021 at 5:35 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - What’s the best treatment for an irregular heartbeat?

Well, a new study says a procedure to freeze troublesome tissue might be a patients’ best bet.

At least 2.7 million Americans are living with A-fib.

It’s an irregular heartbeat that left untreated, could lead to blood clots, stroke, or heart failure.

Medication is the gold standard, but as Martie Salt reports, a new study may lead to a change for doctors and patients.

As with any medical procedure, complications can occur.

Your doctor will discuss your risk for complications during your office visit prior to the procedure.

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