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A-Fib

You've chosen a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.
Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib or AF) is a type of irregular heartbeat. It occurs when one or both of the upper chambers of the heart—called the atria—beat erratically. More than 2.3 million people in the united States have A-Fib.

A-Fib is the most common heart arrhythmia. Eight out of every 100 people over the age of 65 are diagnosed with A-Fib. Although it usually occurs in adults older than 60, younger adults can also develop A-Fib. You should know that A-Fib puts you at five times greater risk of a stroke. Our electrophysiologists (heart rhythm doctors) offer a complete A-Fib management center.

The goals of treatment for A-Fib are:
Return the heart to a normal rhythm
Control the heart rate
Prevent blood clots and strokes
Treat the cause(s) of A-Fib
Reduce the risk factors that may lead to A-Fib getting worse

Treatment options offered by The A-Fib Center include:
Medication therapy
Cardioversion
Catheter ablation
Surgical ablation
LAAC (Left Atrial Appendage Closure)

Meet the A-Fib Doctors
Christine R. Gest, MD, FACC
Nathan J. Reed, MD
Chandra Kumbar, MD, MBA, FACC, FHRS
Dominic C. Cefali, MD, PhD
Lee S. Wagmeister, MD
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