In the News: Heart and Vascular Care at Overlake Medical Center

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In recognition of American Heart Month in February, cardiologist Maheer Gandhavadi, MD, FACC, FHRS, joined New Day Northwest's Amity Addrisi to discuss heart health and the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib)an irregular, often rapid heart rate that can lead to stroke.

From the story: “Many people with AFib don’t have symptoms at all and sometimes the symptoms are more subtle. It can be feeling a little more tired, a little more short of breath and maybe your energy level is lower than it was a few months ago. Those are all signs to talk to your primary care provider and see if there’s something else going on,” said Dr. Gandhavadi. “The other thing that is really helpful nowadays are smartwatches. They have detections for irregular rhythms, like AFib, which has really helped us diagnose a lot more people.”

Watch the full interview here.

Learn more about Overlake’s new Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure Program—offering the latest devices to lower the risk of stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Overlake is the only medical center on Seattle’s Eastside offering this advanced stroke prevention treatment.