Athens Regional is proud to be the only hospital in the area that can perform an innovative treatment for abnormal heart rhythm.The Lariat® procedure dramatically reduces the risk of stroke caused by the heart condition atrial fibrillation
. It offers an alternative to treatment involving blood thinners.Patient James Flanagan could not be happier with the amazing team of Athens Regional cardiologists, nurses and care-givers who helped reduce his risk of stroke while living life without blood thinners.
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The Lariat® procedure is only intended as a treatment for atrial fibrillation. Patients in need of a Coumadin® regimen for reasons other than atrial fibrillation are not candidates for the Lariat® procedure.Find out if you are a candidate: