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‘I was shocked when I was told that I might have to have open heart surgery’ – mother-of-three Rebecca Redmond

It can develop suddenly or can happen slowly over months or even years and is most commonly caused by previous heart damage – but it can and does affect seemingly healthy people. The Irish Heart Foundation has launched a new symptom checker on their website – KnowYourHeart.ie – where members of the public can go… Read More »

Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?

As Epstein explained, during ablation, “long catheters — wires with electrodes on them — are placed into the heart via the large veins in the groin. Radio waves are delivered from the catheter to the heart muscle, which causes heat and the controlled destruction of the muscle cells responsible for causing atrial fibrillation.” Sometimes ablation… Read More »