According to the Centers for Disease Control, atrial fibrillation (AFib) affects millions of people each year and is the most common type of heart arrhythmia (irregular heart beat). AFib is a medical condition where the upper and lower chambers of your heart are not working in sync together -- which causes the heart to beat irregularly. Watch a video to learn more >
Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation
It is not surprising that some people do not even know they have AFib, nor have symptoms. However, if you do have symptoms, they may include:
- Heart palpitations (rapid, fluttering, or pounding)
- Extreme fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
Services to Manage and Treat AFib
Atlantic Health System Heart Care offers various services for the management and treatment of atrial fibrillation, including:
- Antiarrhythmic drug therapy
- Anticoagulation strategies
- Catheter ablations
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Hybrid surgical-catheter ablation in conjunction with cardiac surgery team
- Cardiac arrhythmia monitoring
- Ambulatory telemetry and Holter monitoring
- Loop recorder implants
- Left atrial appendage occlusion devices
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What You Should Know About Atrial Fibrillation
Learn the symptoms and the variety of services for the management and treatment of AFib that are offered at Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center. Dr. Jonathan Sussman and Dr. Stephen Winters discussed AFib live on Morristown Medical Center's Facebook page.