ST. LOUIS — Irregular heartbeats, or atrial fibrillation, affects about 2-million people in the US. If not addressed, these irregular heartbeats can cause blood clots which can lead to stroke. There is a new device that helps monitor the heartbeat. Dr. Charles Callison is a neurointerventionalist from SSM Health DePaul Hospital here to talk about it.
What are the symptoms?
• rapid and irregular heartbeat
• fluttering or ‘thumping’ in the chest
• shortness of breath and anxiety
• faintness or confusion
• fatigue when exercising
• general fatigue
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