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Fireman and avid baseball fan Jake Peterson was only 29 years old the first time his heart went
into atrial fibrillation (AFib). After having his heart shocked back into rhythm, Jake began seeing
a cardiologist at Marin General Hospital. Under his cardiologist’s guidance, Jake made lifestyle
changes that helped keep his AFib at bay for more than ten years. Then, his AFib recurred and
the episodes became more frequent. As a Fire Captain, Jake could not afford having physical
limitations that might jeopardize his livelihood. He was referred to a Marin General Hospital
cardiac electrophysiologist who recommended a transcatheter cardiac ablation. Jake had the
minimally invasive procedure at Marin General Hospital and has been clear of arrhythmia ever
since. With AFib a thing of the past, Jake is back on the job—and at the bat.
I’m Jake, and this is my healing place.