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What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)?

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is one of the most common and under-treated irregular heart rhythm conditions in America. The most common type of cardiac arrhythmia, its diagnosis indicates that blood isn’t moving properly through the heart. This increases the risk of stroke, congestive heart failure and may cause chronic fatigue.

Patients with AFib have heartbeats significantly faster than a normal heartbeat. Because AFib causes the heart to beat at a faster rhythm, blood is not completely pumped from the heart’s atria, increasing the chances of pooling and clotting.

According to the American Heart Association® an estimated 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. AFib is sometimes described as a quivering of the upper heart chambers (atria). Patients living with AFib are at risk for blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Untreated AFib causes a 4-5-fold increased risk for stroke, but many patients are unaware that AFib is a serious condition, according to the American Heart Association®.

Treatment

Learn about Rocky Mountain Heart Rhythm Institute at Rose’s Advanced Treatment for Heart Rhythm Disorders.