One hundred patients at LLUMC – Murrieta benefit from minimally invasive surgery to treat AFib

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Niraj V. Parekh, M.D., right, performed the 100th left atrial appendage closure for atrial fibrillation on patient James Corral at LLUMC – Murrieta
Physicians at Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta have completed 100 left atrial appendage closures with the use of a device called the Watchman to treat patients with a heart condition called atrial fibrillation. LLUMC – Murrieta is the first and only center to reach this milestone in the southwest Riverside County community in record time. “This milestone speaks to what our talented care team has managed to accomplish in a short period of time,” Niraj V. Parekh, M.D., interventional cardiologist and director of structural heart interventions and the transcatheter valve program at LLUMC – Murrieta, said. Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a type of condition characterized by an irregular heart rhythm that is prone to forming blood clots, potentially settling in
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