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Atrial Fibrillation Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Atrial Fibrillation

  1. What Does It Mean When My Heart Skips a Beat?

    Your heart might skip a beat for many reasons, from caffeine to stress to AFib.

  2. What Happens During Catheter Ablation for AFib?

    Learn what happens before, during, and after this nonsurgical procedure that can treat atrial fibrillation. See who should get this procedure and recovery information.

  3. What Happens During Surgical Ablation?

    This article is about surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation. It talks about the different types of this surgery and how you will prepare and recover.

  4. Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Disease

    Information on atrial fibrillation and abnormal heartbeat, including the causes, symptoms, and treatments.

  5. When Someone With AFib Has Trouble

    How can you recognize an AFib episode, a heart attack, or a stroke? And how can you help? Get answers.

  6. Does Alcohol Cause AFib?

    Drinking alcohol can be good for your heart, but it can also raise your chances of getting atrial fibrillation (AFib) or triggering an episode.

  7. Antiarrhythmic Medicines for Atrial Fibrillation

    Drug details for Antiarrhythmic medications for atrial fibrillation.

  8. Atrial Fibrillation - Symptoms

    Symptoms of atrial fibrillation include:Heart palpitations.Irregular pulse.Shortness of breath, especially during physical activity or emotional stress.Weakness, fatigue.Dizziness, confusion.Lightheadedness or fainting (syncope).Chest pain (angina).Atrial fibrillation is often discovered during routine medical checkups, because many people do not have symptoms. Others may notice an irregular ...

  9. Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

    If medication is not effective or not tolerated for atrial fibrillation, a nonsurgical procedure called radiofrequency catheter ablation may be chosen. In this procedure thin, flexible wires are inserted into a vein in the groin and threaded up through the vein and into the heart. Through an electrode at the tip of the wires, radio waves can be delivered to selectively destroy heart tissue ...

  10. Atrial Fibrillation - Topic Overview

    What is atrial fibrillation?Atrial fibrillation (say “A - tree - uhl fih - bruh - LAY - shun”) is an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that starts in the upper parts (atria) of the heart. Normally, the heart beats in a strong, steady rhythm. In atrial fibrillation, a problem with the heart’s electrical system causes the atria to quiver, or fibrillate. The quivering upsets the normal rhythm

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