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Procedure targets ‘irregularly irregular’ heartbeats
Napa Valley Register

Tom Ohlsson was nearly out of options to treat his irregular heart rate.

After being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in 2000, the Colorado resident tried everything — from medications to an electric shock procedure — to get his heart to normal rhythm. But each promising new therapy provided only temporary relief.

By 2011, Ohlsson was giving up hope, until his wife learned online about a clinical trial for atrial fibrillation patients at Stanford.