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.
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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