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Atrial Fibrillation

Irregular heartbeat can be serious, get the expert care you need

Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib, is an irregular beating of the heart caused by irregular electrical currents in the heart. It affects 2.7 million Americans, and is the most common heart rhythm disorder. Left untreated, it can lead to blood clots, stroke and heart failure.

AFib occurs when the top two chambers of your heart (atria) beat in an unorganized manner that is not in sync with the bottom two chambers (ventricles) of your heart.

Do You Have Afib Symptoms?

If you have symptoms, it's important to talk to your doctor or call Bryan Heart for an evaluation. Ask for the BRACE Clinic.


Afib Symptoms

Symptoms of AFib, an irregular heartbeat, include:

  • Irregular, rapid heartbeat
  • Heart palpitations or fluttering in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint
  • Fatigue, being very tired

While most people experience some symptoms, it is possible to have Afib without any of the above symptoms.

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Advanced Technology to Diagnose and Treat Afib

Cardiac electrophysiology is a branch of cardiac care that treats heart rhythm disorders, also known as arrhythmias. Bryan Heart board certified electrophysiologists treat all types of heart rhythm disorders, including the most common atrial fibrillation (Afib)

Through Bryan Medical Center, our highly skilled doctors have access to the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat heart rhythm disorders.

The most common treatments for Afib are cryoablation and radiofrequency catheter ablation.

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Caring for You

You can take comfort knowing you’re in the care of experienced and compassionate doctors and nurses who are leaders in the field of treating Afib. Our doctors and nurses at the Bryan Atrial Fibrillation Center of Excellence (BRACE) provide the personalized care, attention and expertise you need to treat and manage your condition.

Your care begins with a consultation with our board certified eletrophysiologist and nurse practitioner to review the results of your tests and develop a personal treatment plan specific to your condition. After your treatment, we continue to care for you with convenient, routine follow-up appointments, plus our friendly nurses and staff are available anytime you have questions or concerns about your heart health or how you’re feeling.

We’re here for you, so you can get out and enjoy your life.


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