This week: A fix for a-fib, epilepsy treatment, kidney transplants
Dr. Stephen Waterford offers a minimally-invasive surgery to treat atrial fibrillation called the TT Maze procedure. It's designed to block the irregular heart rhythm that is a hallmark of a-fib for up to 6 million Americans. A-fib may cause a heart rate that is too fast, or an irregular heart rhythm, and it substantially increases a person's risk of stroke.
In this "HealthLink on Air" interview, the cardiothoracic surgeon describes the procedure and explains how he reduces a person's stroke risk at the same time.
Also on this week's show, neurosurgeon Dr. Harish Babu explains surgery for adult epilepsy. And transplant surgeon, Dr. Mark Laftavi talks about kidney transplants after the transplant team marked its 1000th transplant. Listen this Sunday, January 17 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.