Winter 2012
Tandem Treatment Tames Troubled Ticker
Feature Story
Just four days after having a hybrid ablation procedure to correct his a-fib, Geoff Smith of Woodbury felt strong enough to take his dog, Finnie, for a walk.
Just four days after having a hybrid ablation procedure to correct his a-fib, Geoff Smith of Woodbury felt strong enough to take his dog, Finnie, for a walk.
In this issue...
Thanks to the heartfelt generosity of Joel E. Smilow of Southport, Bridgeport Hospital’s expert cardiac care treatments and services now have a new name: Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute.

Dramatic Main Entrance and State-of-the-Art EP Lab

You haven’t been yourself lately. You can’t put your finger on what’s wrong, but something just doesn’t feel right. It could be nothing—but you could be one of the two million adults in the United States who has atrial fibrillation (a-fib), the most common heart rhythm condition.

Presented by the Connecticut Cardiac Arrhythmia Center in Bridgeport Hospital’s Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute

Quit Smart Heart Beats Inc. The Bridgeport Hospital Home Run

Strokes are caused by blood clots that travel to the brain and lodge in a vessel, blocking blood flow.

According to the American Heart Association, more than two million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation (a-fib).


My doctor wants me to take a blood thinning medication for my a-fib but I’m worried about the side effects. What can you tell me about blood thinners?

When you are ready to begin making healthcare choices, we invite you to take advantage of this free service by contacting our Concierge, Joanna.