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Healthy & Wise - May 2022

Keeping a watchful eye on stroke risk...

Watchman implant offers new option for some a-fib patients

For patients with atrial fibrillation or a-fib – a heart rhythm disorder – an increased risk for stroke comes with the territory. For some patients with a-fib, the Watchman implant procedure offers a unique solution for reducing stroke risk when blood thinners are not an option.

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Electrophysiologists Robert Winslow, MD

Don’t get blindsided by dry eye syndrome

You’ve likely seen the commercials and you may have experienced the symptoms yourself: The gritty, itching, burning, achy symptoms of dry eye syndrome are real, and so is the battle. Learn more about this increasingly common condition and the range of available treatment options medical experts at Bridgeport Hospital use to combat it.

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Brian DeBroff, MD, chief of Ophthalmology at Bridgeport Hospital