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  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 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.

  3. 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.

  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. Atrial Fibrillation - Cause

    Atrial fibrillation is caused by a problem with the electrical activity of the heart.Conditions that damage the heart muscle or strain the heart often cause atrial fibrillation. These include:High blood pressure, a condition in which the force of blood against artery walls is too strong. Normal blood pressure is 119 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) systolic over 79 mm Hg diastolic or below. ...

  8. Antiarrhythmic Medicines for Atrial Fibrillation

    Drug details for Antiarrhythmic medications for atrial fibrillation.

  9. Atrial Fibrillation - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about atrial fibrillation:What is atrial fibrillation?What causes atrial fibrillation?What goes wrong in atrial fibrillation?What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?What increases my risk for atrial fibrillation?What else could be causing my symptoms?When do I need to see my doctor?Being diagnosed:How will my doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?What is an electrocardiogram?Getting ..

  10. Atrial Fibrillation - Other Treatment

    Electrical cardioversion is frequently used for atrial fibrillation to restore a normal sinus rhythm if the heart rhythm does not convert on its own. You may also elect to have cardioversion if you find your symptoms bothersome.If your atrial fibrillation has recently started and it has been continuously present for less than 48 hours, your doctor may consider using electrical cardioversion or ...

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