In honor of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, we sat down with the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute’s Dr. Ted Wright to discuss the condition, how it’s treated and what you can do if you have it.
Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is a type of irregular heartbeat. If left untreated, it can increase a person’s risk for stroke and heart failure.
Dr. Wright is a heart surgeon at the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute. He is UK’s leading expert in atrial fibrillation treatment and is the only doctor in the region performing the Mini-MAZE procedure, a surgical treatment for people with the condition.
Check out the first video in our interview series below where Dr. Wright explains what AFib is and how it’s diagnosed. Be on the lookout for more highlights from our conversation with Dr. Wright in the coming days.