As we have discussed in previous blogs on the topic of arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, also referred to as A – Fib, is the most common irregular heart rhythm in the United States. It is so prevalent that over 2 million Americans suffer from it. Even though it is not directly life threatening, it can lead to other heart problems such as congestive heart failure and stroke, as well as shortness of breath, dizziness, chest discomfort and palpitations.
The physicians in Emory’s Arrhythmia Program talk about various arrhythmia topics and how to best manage your condition in our new “Ask the Expert” video series.
You can also view past blogs about arrhythmia including:
- Defining A – Fib
- A Look at Causes & Diagnosis of A – Fib
- An Innovative Emory Cardiothoracic Surgical Treatment
- Overcoming A – Fib at Emory
- Case Study: A Catheter Ablation Approach to A – Fib
If you have further questions or think you may have A- Fib after viewing our atrial fibrillation videos, please call Emory HealthConnection℠ 404-778-7777 to speak with a nurse.
Do you have questions about this procedure or about A-Fib in general? If so, please let me know in the comments section.
About Angel Leon, MD:
Dr. Leon is a Professor of Medicine and the Chief of Cardiology at Emory University Midtown. His specialties include electrophysiology, cardiology, and internal medicine, and his areas of clinical interest include arrhythmia ablation, electrophysiology lab, and pacemaker. Dr. Leon holds organizational leadership memberships with the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He has been practicing with Emory since 1991.