PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Dr. Gerald Pifer talked to electrophysiologist Dr. Kenneth Judson on a heart health edition of Medical Frontiers.

Dr. Pifer and Dr. Judson specifically spoke about heart rhythm disorders, and the fielding listeners’ calls on the subject.

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Dr. Judson spoke of a new wearable defibrillator that protects certain candidates against “sudden cardiac death.”

Sudden cardiac death may strike certain people who have had heart attacks in their past, and also others with weak hearts.  Many callers with atrial fibrillation asked Dr. Judson about heart ablations.

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The heart ablation procedure is an “inpatient procedure” where the patient would stay overnight at the hospital, Dr. Judson explained.

Dr. Pifer reminded listeners’ to “take medication as prescribed” and remember to always consult their physician if any problems occur.

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Listen to Medical Frontiers on Mondays at 7 p.m. on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA.