AHN Atrial Fibrillation Program

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common arrhythmia where your heart’s upper chambers beat out of sync with the lower chambers. The heart rhythm specialists (electrophysiologists) at the AHN Cardiovascular Institute offer prompt diagnosis and treatments to help get your heart back in rhythm.

What is atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an irregular heart rhythm in which the upper chambers of the heart, or atria, do not beat in sync with the lower chambers, or ventricles. This can make you feel as if your heart is fluttering or skipping a beat. AFib can lead to serious heart conditions including stroke.

How is AFib diagnosed?

AFib can be detected during a routine physical exam, when your doctor listens to your heart with a stethoscope. To confirm the diagnosis of AFib, your doctor may order additional tests such as an electrocardiogram or a cardiac monitor.

Atrial fibrillation treatment

Treatment for AFib is unique based on a patient’s needs, and may include AFib medications, cardioversion, and surgical and ablation procedures.

Dr. Amit Thosani, the Director of cardiac electrophysiology at AHN Cardiovascular Institute, sitting on a chair in a surgery suite.

"We perform our surgical procedures without the use of x-ray radiation which is unique and something we were really early in relative to other programs in the country."

Amit Thosani, MD - Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology

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About the AHN Atrial Fibrillation Program

The AHN Atrial Fibrillation Program offers state-of-the-art medical and interventional therapies to treat atrial fibrillation so you can stay healthy and enjoy a better quality of life. Our dedicated team of cardiac electrophysiologists, nurses, and advanced practice providers work to provide a customized treatment plan, including the latest medical management and minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Comprehensive treatment programs

To improve your quality of life, your atrial fibrillation care team works with other multispecialty programs, including:

AHN Center for Sleep Medicine

A lack of restful sleep can affect your healing and well-being. The AHN Center for Sleep Medicine provides complete care for a wide range of sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea. Services include sleep studies, the latest treatments, and ongoing care to help you reclaim a good night’s rest faster.

Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for your heart. The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute is committed to providing patient-centered care to help you achieve your health and weight loss goals.

AHN Comprehensive Hypertension Center

Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care and is a well-documented disease leading to devastating end-organ damage. When hypertension becomes difficult to control, or resistant, the AHN Comprehensive Hypertension Center uses systematic screening an