Atrial fibrillation or afib is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm, with 2.7 million Americans living with the condition. Afib occurs when the upper chambers of the heart beat irregularly and cause the lower chambers of the heart to pump blood abnormally and ineffectively throughout the body.
Over time, afib may become more frequent and longer lasting, sometimes leading to permanent or chronic afib. All types of afib can increase your risk of stroke. Even if you have no symptoms at all, you are nearly five times more likely to have a stroke than someone who doesn’t have atrial fibrillation.
Our treatment options for atrial fibrillation include:
- Catheter ablation
- Radio frequency ablation
- HYBRID MAZE: includes surgical and catheter ablation
To learn more about our Atrial Fibrillation Clinic, please call (904) 702-AFIB.