A Visual Guide to Atrial Fibrillation
See inside a heart during atrial fibrillation. WebMD shows the causes, tests, and treatments for this common heart rhythm problem through illustrations and photos.
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Understanding Atrial Fibrillation [INFOGRAPHIC]
Do you know the symptoms of atrial fibrillation? The list includes an irregular heartbeat, general fatigue or weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, and chest pain. Find more characteristics about atrial fibrillation on this Pinellas Park hospital infographic.
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According to a 2012 expert consensus statement, catheter ablation of drug-refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is a class I level A indication, and pulmonary-vein isolation is the standard approach. Kuck et al. conducted a randomized trial to compare the performance of the rather complex yet well-established approach of radiofrequency ablation with that of the apparently simpler... Read More...
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an abnormal heart rhythm. The four chambers of the heart usually beat in a steady, rhythmic pattern. AFib means that the atria (upper chambers of the heart) are fibrillating or twitching quickly and creating an irregular rhythm.
Preventing Stroke in People With Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm that can disrupt the normal flow of blood in the heart.
Because the heart’s electrical system is complicated, diagnosing abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmias) can be difficult and requires heart rhythm experts who use special testing equipment. To find the problem, a doctor will take a medical history, ask about symptoms, give a thorough physical exam, and order specific tests.
New Atrial Appendage System for Patients With Atrial Fibrillation | UVM Medical Center Blog
This may make your heart sing: A new device may help eliminate the need for blood thinner medications in patients with atrial fibrillation who are at high risk for stroke. Learn more from Daniel Lustgarten, MD, cardiologist at Fletcher Allen and director of our Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinical Trials Program.