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Catching clots: Saving a-fib patients

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February 3, 2014
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Hundreds of thousands of people are a little off beat ... that is, their heart is not in perfect rhythm. It could end up causing clots and a stroke. Now, new technology is catching those clots before they can do any damage.


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