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Atrial fibrillation, commonly called AFib, is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat. More than three million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation. Some people with irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias feel like their heart is fluttering. If you experience irregular heartbeats, know that expert heart specialists at Dignity Health Southern California are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal heart health.
To get your heart running the way it should, Find a Doctor who can diagnose and treat atrial fibrillation at five convenient locations in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and San Bernardino.
Some people with atrial fibrillation don’t experience symptoms. When they do, the symptoms may come and go (occasional atrial fibrillation) or be ongoing (persistent atrial fibrillation). People with permanent atrial fibrillation need treatment to control their heart rate and reduce the risk of stroke.
Symptoms of atrial fibrillation include:
Always call 911 if you have chest pain or symptoms of a heart attack.
Damage to the heart’s electrical system increases and interrupts signals in the heart. These signals cause the heart to beat abnormally. Certain conditions and lifestyle habits can lead to AFib, including:
An irregular heartbeat can lead to poor blood flow throughout the body, causing blood clots and stroke. Treatment for atrial fibrillation is comprehensive and aims to cure your arrhythmia and prevent complications. Our doctors will use medication or specific therapies to reset your heart’s rhythm and to prevent your blood from clotting.
Depend on compassionate doctors at Dignity Health Southern California to help you achieve a healthy heart.
Trusted cardiologists at Dignity Health strive to heal atrial fibrillation in Southern California.