Penn Heart and Vascular

The LARIAT Procedure: Thomas' Atrial Fibrillation Story

Thomas Staunton, Proud Irishman

Thomas loves his Irish heritage — the food, the music, the dance. For years his heart was in AFib. He was on blood thinners, at constant risk for stroke, and at the hospital every few weeks.

Thomas didn't want to settle for that. That's why he chose Penn. We didn't settle either.

We had a better option for Thomas — something no other hospital in Philadelphia had — the LARIAT® procedure. He was the first in the region to receive it, and now he's off blood thinners for good.