WBZ-TV was there for a first-of-its-kind procedure that could make a common heart surgery a whole lot safer.
There’s a new drug in town for those suffering from atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of abnormal heart rhythm. During atrial fibrillation, the heart’s two small upper chambers tremble rather than beat, raising the risk of blood clots and stroke.
Mostafa Salem of Framingham had felt his heart flip-flopping in his chest from time to time. A business analyst then in his 60s, he chalked the uncomfortable, quivering sensation up to stress and never suspected a medical condition.