Atrial Fibrillation

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Illustration of the WATCHMAN Device

Next-Generation Devices Offer an Alternative to Blood Thinners for AFib

There is an alternative to blood thinners such as warfarin (commonly known by the brand name Coumadin): an implanted device that prevents blood clots from forming in the hearts of AFib patients.

A heart shape on an electrocardiogram with a stethoscope

Rewiring the Heart: Catheter Ablation for AFib

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common heart rhythm disorder and affects more than 3 million adults in the U.S. It is caused by rapid and disorganized electrical impulses in the atria, or the two upper chambers of the heart.

Glynn Crawford with Dr. Barbara Williams

Man’s Life Saved by a Wearable Heart Defibrillator

Just three days after being fitted with a LifeVest defibrillator, Glynn Crawford experienced a life-threatening abnormal heart rhythm. The wearable device detected this and shocked him back to life.

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