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    13 May

    Tiny Device Reduces Stroke Risk in Patients


    In a dimly lit procedure room at Methodist Hospital, three physicians trained their eyes on large screens displaying images of Albert Grubb’s beating heart.

    Two took turns threading a wire through the organ toward a small, fingerlike projection off the left atrium, one of the heart’s two upper chambers.

    That projection, called the left atrial appendage, is a trouble spot for people like Grubb who have a condition called atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat in adults.

    Omaha World-Herald reporter Julie Anderson: Tiny Device Reduces Stroke Risk in Patients

    Omaha World-Herald video by Brendan Sullivan: Watchman Device Could Give Patients New Perspective on Life