What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)?
Approximately 2.7 million Americans have an irregular heartbeat known as
atrial fibrillation (also referred to as AFib) – a serious heart
rhythm disorder that causes the heart's two upper chambers called
the atria to contract very fast and irregularly.
The chaotic rhythm that occurs with atrial fibrillation inhibits efficient
blood flow into the ventricles of the heart. As a result, the heart's
upper and lower chambers don't work together as they should. If left
untreated, chronic AFib can lead to serious complications, such as stroke,
heart failure and death.
Jay H. Lee, M.D. discusses the new and innovative Arrhythmia Management Program at Hoag
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American Heart Association.
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