Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
Known as AFib, atrial fibrillation occurs when the heart races or flutters. AFib is a common heart rhythm disorder, or arrhythmia, caused by the malfunction of electrical impulses that regulate the heart’s blood-pumping action.
Experts at the Heart Rhythm Center at Abington – Jefferson Health use the newest advanced technology for diagnosing and treating atrial fibrillation, including electrophysiology to determine what’s causing the abnormal rhythm.
Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation
You may have sudden dizziness, fainting or feel your pulse racing and heart beating. Symptoms may come and go, and worsen.
Our heart rhythm specialists may advise medication to manage atrial fibrillation until the condition becomes more severe. They are highly experienced with minimally invasive procedures to cure serious AFib conditions, such as pulmonary vein isolation and ganglion mapping, ablation therapies and Maze surgery.
Abington Hospital Among First in State to Offer Alternative to Long Term Warfarin Medication with the Newly Approved Watchman LAAC Implant
Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health is among the first in Pennsylvania to offer patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative to long-term warfarin medication with the newly approved WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant.
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