Tuesday, February 16, 2010
St. Vincent's tweets live AFIB procedure (Florida, USA)
"On Thursday, February 11, heart experts at St. Vincent's AFIB Institute, Florida, performed a procedure to stop the wild rhythms beating in one Georgia man's heart. The 62 year old patient consented to let them "tweet" his catheter ablation, which will give him a steady heart beat and decrease his risk of stroke, congestive heart failure and death associated with atrial fibrillation. The patient recognized symptoms of AFIB after hearing of the Institute and spoke to his physician about testing. A transcript of the procedure can be found at http://www.twitter.com/jaxhealth or by searching the hashtag #AFIBjax in Twitter, the online social network"