Atrial fibrillation (say "AY-tree-uhl fih-bruh-LAY-shun")
is a type of irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) in which the heart's upper chambers
quiver, or fibrillate. This increases the risk of blood clots, which can cause a stroke
or other problems. The lower chambers beat without a regular rhythm and may beat too
fast. This can cause symptoms like lightheadedness or chest pain.
is done to control your heart rate or heart rhythm and to prevent stroke.
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Rakesh K. Pai, MD - Cardiology, Electrophysiology &
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
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