William Moore had an atrial fibrillation also known as an irregular heartbeat. He was on blood thinner medicine but did not want to stay on them long-term. Ahmed Osman, M.D., Broward Health cardiologist-electrophysiologist, recommended Moore participate in the Amulet study.
“Mr. Moore is a very active gentleman with a potential for injury due to his lifestyle,” Osman said. “The Amulet was an alternative for him to avoid using anticoagulants for the rest of his life.”
The Amulet study is one of several cardiovascular research studies at Broward Health Medical Center. These studies are clinical trials in which people volunteer to take part in tests of new drugs or procedures in the treatment of serious diseases such as cardiovascular disease.
“We have a comprehensive clinical studies program that covers various aspects of cardiovascular diseases,” said Osman. “This program allow patients with specific and advanced diseases access to cutting edge and investigational options that would not be available otherwise.”
Moore remembers going home the next day after the January 2018 procedure. “I could not have been happier. Everyone did a great job,” said Moore. “Osman is one heck of a doctor and it’s a heck of a team at Broward Health.”
Moore is now off blood thinner medicine and exercises about four to five days a week. He returns every six months to Broward Health for a status check with medical caregivers. “I feel like I am 19 years old,” said Moore who is 77 years old.