The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine’s Dr. Matthew McKillop spoke with TV20 reporter Emily Burris about the dangers of atrial fibrillation during the September 25th edition of “Medical Spotlight.” In the interview, he discusses how atrial fibrillation — characterized by rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, fatigue, and activity intolerance — effects 3 million people in the US every year. If left untreated, atrial fibrillation can lead to stroke and several other health implications. Dr. McKillop advises individuals who believe they experience symptoms related to atrial fibrillation to contact their primary care provider for an appointment.
Dr. Matthew S McKillop is an Assistant Professor for UF’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, specializing in electrophysiology cardiology. He also holds the Assistant Fellowship Program Director position for the Gainesville VA Medical Center. Dr. McKillop’s research interests include the role of inflammation in atrial fibrillation and cardiac resynchronization therapy.
For more information on the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, visit cardiology.medicine.ufl.edu.