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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrhythmia. It occurs when the sinoatrial (SA) node does not generate normal electrical impulses and the atria produce chaotic, irregular and fast impulses.

 

Patients with atrial fibrillation are at greater risk of stroke, heart attack and heart failure and therefore it is important for your Cardiologist to constantly manage this condition.

 

Over time the heart can become tired and weak and develop an abnormality of the muscle, a Cardiomyopathy. Methods of treatment can include medication or procedures such as DC reversion or ablation procedure. Some patients may also require a permanent Pacemaker.