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.
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.
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.
Treatment for AFib is unique based on a patient’s needs, and may include AFib medications, cardioversion, and surgical and ablation procedures.
Amit Thosani, MD - Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology
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.
To improve your quality of life, your atrial fibrillation care team works with other multispecialty programs, including:
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