Early treatment leads to better health outcomes

A new study finds that early treatment like restoring a normal heart rhythm can decrease the chance of stroke or heart attack by 21%
Mayo Clinic Health System

LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) – Some heart treatments are being used earlier and giving many people new hope.

Atrial Fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heartbeat that has the potential to cause other health problems.

A new study found that early treatment, like restoring a normal heart rhythm, can decrease the chance of stroke or heart attack by 21%.

Early rhythm control therapy along with medications like blood thinners give patients the best outcome.

“So, a couple of the studies actually mention that doing an ablation early on, seems to stop the progression of the problem and people tend to do better over time,” said Dr. Freddy Del-Caprio, a Cardiologist with Mayo Clinic Health System.