June 26, 2022
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"I believe predictive, personalized and preventive therapy will soon have a major role in reducing cardiovascular disease morbidity," says Dr. Ahmed Osman of Broward Health.
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The next-gen Watchman FLX device is an alternative for blood-thinner medication.

Economic Backbone: Cardiac Care

Dr. Ahmed Osman leads the way with clinical trials for irregular heartbeat treatments

Mike Vogel | 2/21/2022

Broward Health Medical Center’s leading light for treating heart rhythm disorders, Dr. Ahmed Osman, continues to guide the hospital’s build-out in treating irregular heartbeats with new tech and as principal investigator in clinical trials.

In 2020, Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale began offering a next-gen Watchman FLX implant as an alternative to blood-thinner meds for treating non-valvular atrial fibrillation. It’s enrolling patients in a large international study to evaluate how it works for all a-fib patients as a first-line therapy. This year, it started using robotic tech from St. Louis-based Stereotaxis to treat abnormal heart rhythms. Additionally, as part of an investment in cardiac service upgrades, Broward Health’s hospitals in Coral Springs and Imperial Point recently expanded cardiac catheterization labs.

Osman, director of the medical center’s cardiac electrophysiology lab, earned his medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt, did his internal medicine residency at Norwalk Hospital/Yale University, a cardiology fellowship at Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans and a clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

“What I love about cardiology is that with cardiac interventions, you can often relieve suffering and dramatically reduce symptoms for patients in very rapid and measurable ways,” Osman says.

Tags: Miami-Dade, Healthcare, Technology/Innovation, Feature

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