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Comprehensive AFib Network and Clinic

2297.5 miles away
206-215-4545
Fax: 206-215-4550

Comprehensive AFib Network and Clinic

The Swedish Comprehensive AFib Network and Clinic redefines the treatment of atrial fibrillation and combines the expertise of a multidisciplinary team to treat patients with this abnormal heart condition.

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common irregular heart rhythm, a type of arrhythmia, that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. If left untreated, AFib can lead to more serious medical issues like congestive heart failure and stroke. The lifetime risk of developing AFib is 1 in 4. The risk increases with age and is common in older adults. Our goal at the Swedish AFib Clinic is to provide prompt, safe and effective care. This involves a team-based comprehensive state-of-the-art evaluation with an emphasis on improving quality of life and wellness.

For more information download the Swedish Comprehensive AFib Network (SCAN) program patient booklet.

The AFib clinic provides access to:

  • Specialized care in one convenient location
  • Rapid access to Swedish Comprehensive AFib Network (SCAN) program
  • Personalized and cutting edge treatment options
  • Evidence-based and data driven care
  • Clinical trials offering advanced treatment options

Some or our services include:

You will be seen in the Swedish AFib Clinic at the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute to discuss an individualized evaluation and treatment plan.

Your evaluation may include:

  • Comprehensive review of your medical history, family history, medication list
  • Assessment of your risk factors for AFib
  • Assessment of your stroke risk
  • Screening for other conditions associated with AFib
  • Physical exam
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Blood tests
  • Echocardiogram (an ultrasound of your heart)
  • Wearable heart monitor to track your heart rhythm at home

Atrial fibrillation can be related to many other health conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea, thyroid issues, excessive alcohol or stimulant use and heart valve problems. Your doctor may need to order tests to see if you have any of these conditions.

Treatment for atrial fibrillation includes medications such as blood thinners to reduce the chance of a stroke. Some patients may need a medical procedure such as electrical cardioversion or ablation.

There also are surgical treatments for atrial fibrillation. At the Swedish AFib Clinic, we specialize in modified Maze surgery. During this procedure, a surgeon makes a series of precise incisions in the right and left atria to interrupt the irregular heart rhythms and restore a normal heartbeat.

See the AFib clinic featured on New Day Northwest. (Medical Director Dr. David Lam discusses AFib on the show.)

A patient, a patient’s family member, or a referring physician can request an appointment. We are committed to seeing each new patient as soon as possible, often in 1 week from the Emergency Department and 2 weeks from the Primary Care Provider.

For medical professionals with urgent patient transfers or requests, call 206-215-4545.

Resources

  • Comprehensive, timely care for AFib

    People with atrial fibrillation can face hurdles getting a diagnosis and treatment. Drs. David Lam and Adam Zivin explain how the Swedish AFib Clinic has met these challenges. Their goal is to provide the right treatment at the right time and improve their patients’ lives.

  • To Your Health: Heart palpitations, signs and symptoms

    David Lam, M.D., cardiologist at Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute, shares what to know about heart palpitations and when to seek help.

Awards

The Swedish Comprehensive AFib Network and Clinic is part of the Swedish Heart & Vascular institute. The institute has won the following awards at its Cherry Hill campus, where our heart experts consistently enjoy some of the highest ratings for care.

  • Healthgrades 2024 5-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures (4 years in a row)
  • Healthgrades 2024 5-Star Recipient for Heart Attack (5 years in a row)