Atrial Fibrillation

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is a common type of cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, that occurs in the atria—the upper chambers of the heart. AFib disrupts the normal flow of blood, increasing the risk of stroke, heart failure, and other cardiovascular complications.


Common symptoms may include:

  • Palpitations or rapid heart rate
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or pressure

Treatment Options

Managing AFib often involves a multi-pronged approach:

  • Medications such as anticoagulants to reduce stroke risk and anti-arrhythmic drugs to control heart rate
  • Electrical cardioversion to restore normal heart rhythm
  • Catheter ablation to remove the tissue causing the arrhythmia
  • Surgical options like maze procedures for more persistent cases
  • Lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, and stress management

If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation, don’t wait. Schedule your appointment with our AFib specialists today for a comprehensive evaluation and a treatment plan tailored just for you.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is for educational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. If you are experiencing severe symptoms such as extreme shortness of breath or chest pain, dial 911 immediately for emergency medical attention.