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Anticoagulation is a cornerstone for treatment for atrial fibrillation, but there are some patients who are at very high risk for bleeding and have contraindications to anticoagulations. In these patients, I recommend talking to your doctor about a procedure called a left atrial appendage closure procedure, which closes the left atrial appendage, which is where most of the blood clots from atrial fibrillation form that predisposes to stroke. Now, this procedure is not for everybody, but it's important for you to talk to your physician and determine whether or not you are a candidate for this procedure.

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Jacqueline Eubany, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • Board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist
  • Served in the US Navy for 12 years where she was responsible for the healthcare of active duty military, including war veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Inducted as a fellow in the prestigious American College of Cardiology, and in the Heart Rhythm Society

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