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Atrial Fibrillation (also called AF or AFib) is a common heart rhythm disorder caused by rapid and uncoordinated conduction of electrical impulses from the upper chambers of the heart.
AFib affects more than 2 million people in the U.S. with about 160,000 new cases being diagnosed each year. It is a leading cause of stroke and can lead to early heart failure and the need for a pacemaker if not treated appropriately.
There are multiple risk factors for developing AFib, including:
Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation may include:
To find a doctor who treats afib at St. Joseph's, call 602.406.7564.