Penn Heart and Vascular

Patients of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Program

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    Jeanine

    Like most people from Philadelphia, Jeanine is a very active person – juggling work, family and her personal health. That's why when choosing doctors to treat her cardiac arrhythmia and monitor her pacemaker, she chose Penn.

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    Mike

    Mike was tired of his atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). For over a month, his heart had been beating over 150 beats per minute, which was causing congestive heart failure. Unhappy with his current treatment, he decided to get a second opinion for his A-Fib at Penn Heart and Vascular.

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    Dominic

    Dominic is a retired Philadelphia police officer who after a series of heart problems developed debilitating atrial fibrillation (AFib). Dominic had already undergone one unsuccessful cardiac ablation and when Penn electrophysiologist Fermin Garcia, MD, suggested another one, Dominic wasn't sure it would work.

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    Thomas

    Thomas is a proud Irishman who developed atrial fibrillation. Like many AFib patients, he was prescribed blood thinners to protect against stroke. Unfortunately, Thomas' body didn't react well to the medication, so he was given the option of a new procedure—one that no one in Philadelphia ever had done—that would eliminate the need for blood thinners.

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