Austin’s Dr. Andrea Natale Helps AFib Sufferers Survive COVIDDoctor
World-renowned cardiologist Dr. Andrea Natale continues his quest to conquer what the medical profession calls Atrial Fibrillation or AFib. But cardiologists like Andrea Natale hit a major obstacle in that goal. According to recent COVID studies, Atrial Fibrillation appears in at least 10% of COVID hospitalizations. Those patients had a double risk of hospital mortality, according to one study published in Medicina Clinica.
Dr. Natale discovered the presence of AFib in COVID cases before those studies surfaced. The study claims AFib affects 10% of COVID sufferers. But another group of virus sufferers never made it to the hospital because the AFib created blood clots and other heart issues that resulted in their mortality.
Andrea Natale serves as Austin’s Arrhythmia Institute at St. David Medical Center’s executive medical director. Dr. Natale is also a published author. And he holds a patent on a medical device that resets the heart’s rhythm.
His December 2020 EPLive conference brought the finest medical minds together to discuss heart issues as well as how COVID-19 affects the heart. Cardiologists and electrophysiologists from all over the world participated in the virtual question-and-answer conference.
COVID-19 had a huge impact on Andrea Natale’s virtual EPLive conference. The main discussion at the conference was new developments in heart research as well as the new devices and procedures to treat Atrial Fibrillation. But the virus was too big a force to ignore during the conference.
Even though the vaccine helped calm some of the virus fears, people still worry about coming down with the life-threatening invader. Dr. Natale and his associates discuss the connection between anxiety and fear and how those emotions affect the immune system.
More COVID and AFib research are on Dr. Natale’s agenda. That agenda also includes his lectures and the medical consulting he does in other countries. Natale wants to conquer Atrial Fibrillation no matter who suffers from it and no matter the obstacles he encounters along the way. His medical colleagues claim he is well on his way to achieving that goal. And so do the patients Natale devices and procedures saved during the pandemic.