Atrial Fibrillation

iStock_000019533571_Small Atrial FibrillationIn the United States, over 2 million people are affected by Atrial Fibrillation.  This condition is the most common heart rhythm disturbance.  People who have Rhythmic disturbance require medical treatment.  If they do not seek medical treatment, serious complications may occur. Complications such as stroke or other fatal conditions.

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial Fibrillation is characterized as a rapid, irregular heartbeat that causes poor blood flow through the body due to the Atrial [upper two heart chambers] and the ventricles [chamber that collects and expels blood] begin to beat out of coordinating with each other.  

The 3 Main Types:

First, Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: When atrial Fibrillation lasts more than seven days.

Second, Paroxysmal atrial Fibrillation: Intervals of episodes that come and go. They usually last 48 hours to seven days. This condition can stop without treatment.

Third, Longstanding persistent atrial Fibrillation - This is a continuous, Episodes may last longer than a year.

Symptoms Of Atrial Fibrillation:

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Not all people experience the same symptoms or experience symptoms at all.   This condition usually slides under the radar, and is commonly found during routine testing or during the investigation for other problems.

A fast, irregular heartbeat, beating at more than 140 beats per minutes is the most obvious symptom of atrial fibrillation.  You are able to check your own heart rate by counting the pulse in your neck or wrist.  Other symptoms may include:

  • General fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Confusion
  • Faintness
  • Sweating
  • Chest Pains - Call 911 - Medical Emergency, *Sign of a Heart Attack
  • Chest “Thumping” or Fluttering
  • Onset of Anxiety
  • Weakness
  • Chest pressure - Call 911 - Medical Emergency, *Sign of a Heart Attack
  • Fatigue During Exercise

Why Choose Heart & Health Medical

Experience: Our physicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with atrial fibrillation and various other heart rhythm conditions and disorders. We evaluate and treat patients across Long Island, NY throughout the year.

Collaborative Team: We evaluate and treat heart conditions by working closely with cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, and other physicians to best evaluate and provide treatment to our patients with heart rhythm conditions and atrial fibrillation.

Technology: We use leading edge, current technology in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, cardiac ablation, and other heart rhythm disorder treatments.

Education & Research: At Heart & Health Medical, Physicians actively attend ongoing training seminars, labs, conduct research in atrial fibrillation and the various other heart rhythm disorders.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek immediate medical attention for it may lead to severe complications. We are available here at Heart & Health Medical in Long Island, NY. We will provide you with the one on one personalized attention you deserve. Our expert physicians will evaluate and diagnose, as well as come up with the treatment options for your atrial fibrillation condition.

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