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Atrial Fibrillation - Other Treatment

Electrical cardioversion

Electrical cardioversion uses a low-voltage electrical shock to return an irregular heartbeat to a normal rhythm.

Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Try Electrical Cardioversion?

Catheter ablation

If medicine doesn't help atrial fibrillation, a procedure called catheter ablation may be done. It destroys the heart tissue that causes atrial fibrillation and that keeps atrial fibrillation going after it starts.

For help deciding whether catheter ablation is a good choice for you, see:

Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Have Catheter Ablation?

Pacemakers

Pacemakers are sometimes needed by people who have atrial fibrillation.

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Last Updated: February 05, 2013
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