Scientists & Clinicians Advancing Heart Health
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute: It’s February, and that means we celebrate Valentine’s Day! Does your heart “skip a beat” when you love someone? That sounds great on a greeting card, but physically, it may indicate a serious health condition. For example, atrial fibrillation, often called AFib, is the most common type of problem with a heartbeat. Even when symptoms aren’t obvious, AFib can increase your risk of stroke and related heart problems. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that by 2030, more than 12 million people in the United States will have AFib. How are researchers working to heal broken hearts? Join Sanford Burnham Prebys researchers and a top Scripps cardiologist to learn more about the science to protect, mend and regenerate a broken heart.