Treating Atrial Fibrillation

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Cardiac Electrophysiology

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Atrial fibrillation is diagnosed by recording the rhythm of the heart with an electrocardiogram, known as an ECG, or another type of heart monitor. An irregular pulse alone does not indicate atrial fibrillation because such a pulse can be caused by many heart rhythm disorders.

Treatment

Not everyone with AF requires treatment. Those who do may need medication, including blood thinners to reduce the chance of a stroke. Other treatments such as electrical cardioversion or ablation may be necessary.

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Select videos from the playlist below to learn more about AF, including treatment options, success rates, patient stories, and more.