This week: Heart valve repair, atrial fibrillation treatment, flu vaccine
Upstate cardiac surgeon Dr. Stephen Waterford explains atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that affects millions of Americans and can lead to a stroke, and how it can be treated with medicines or various procedures, including minimally invasive surgery that is highly successful in correcting the condition.
He also describes common problems that can develop in heart valves and the advantages of valve replacement vs. valve repair on this episode of "HealthLink on Air."
Also on the show, Dr. Jarrod Bagatell, medical director of employee and student health at Upstate, explains the importance of making sure you get the flu vaccine this year. Tune in Sunday, September 20 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.