Cardiology Associates of North MS First in the Nation YET AGAIN!!!

On August 24, 2016, electrophysiologist Dr. Jim Stone along with the Cardiology Associates Research team became the first in the nation to implant a new device as part of a global clinical trial. The AMULET device is an investigational device manufactured by St Jude Medical to study whether or not the device will reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.  The device blocks the small, left atrial appendage in the heart where blood clots can form because of the heart beating in the irregular rhythm, atrial fibrillation.  Sealing the left atrial appendage with a device, like the AMULET, allows patients to stop taking blood thinning medications, such as Coumadin, Eliquis, and Xarelto.