September 23, 2020
September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month which serves as a timely reminder that AFib is the most commonly diagnosed heart arrhythmia and is estimated to affect as many as 6 million Americans.
Largo Medical Center is proud to offer the latest technology available for patients with atrial fibrillation. The hospital is one of the first in the Tampa Bay area to offer this option, as an alternative to the lifelong use of blood thinners for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem.
“The latest device serves as a safe and effective stroke risk reduction alternative for patients with non-valvular AF, especially those with a compelling reason not to be on blood thinners,” Dr. Shalin Shah. “I’m proud to have performed the first implant of this device at Largo Medical Center as it offers another patient a potentially life-changing stroke risk treatment and will allow us to treat a broader range of patients going forward.”
At Largo Medical Center, we provide comprehensive cardiac services and full continuum of heart care, which includes treatment for heart arrhythmia, heart disease and heart failure, advanced heart and vascular surgeries and heart transplant. To learn more about AFib, visit the Heart Arrhythmia page on our Website
Adam Rudd, Chief Executive Officer, LMC
Shalin Shah, MD, Cardiovascular Disease
Colt Martin, RN, BSN, MOL, Administrative Director, Cardiovascular Services LMC
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ABOUT LARGO MEDICAL CENTER:
Largo Medical Center is a 455-bed statutory teaching hospital serving Pinellas County from three campuses. The hospital provides Bariatric (Surgical Weight Loss) Services at the Florida Bariatric Centers, Behavioral Healthcare, Breast Healthcare at the Florida Breast Institute, Cardiovascular Services, Clinical Research, Emergency Care at 3 campuses, the H2U Health and Wellness program, Heart Failure care at the Largo Advanced Heart Failure Center, Hepatobiliary Care at The Hepatobiliary Center, Imaging and Diagnostic Services, Kidney & Liver Transplants at the Transplant Institute of Florida, Orthopedic/Total Joint Care at the Florida Orthopedic Pavilion, Inpatient, Outpatient and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Robotic Surgery, Spine and Neurologic Care at the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, and Wound Care with Hyperbaric Medicine. Largo Medical Center has AOA and ACGME Accredited Graduate Medical Education programs. The hospital is the West Coast Academic Center for NOVA Southeastern University and is affiliated with the USF Morsani College of Medicine. Largo Medical Center is a Certified Advanced Heart Failure Center and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. We have an accredited AFib Center, Bariatric (Surgical Weight Loss) Program, Breast Center, Cancer Care program, and Chest Pain with PCI. Learn more at LargoMedical.com. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.