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Cardiac Electrophysiologists Explain AFib Risk Factors and Treatment Options | McLaren Health Care News
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Cardiac Electrophysiologists Explain AFib Risk Factors and Treatment Options | McLaren Health Care News

November 13, 2022 Author: Erin ThomsonIf you are experiencing episodes of a racing heart or extreme fluttering, you could have a serious condition called atrial fibrillation, which is often referred to as AFib. Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of treated heart arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is when the heart beats too slowly, too fast, or in an irregular way. When a person has AFib, the normal beating in the upper chambers of the heart is irregular, and blood doesn’t flow as well as it should from the atria to the lower chambers of the heart. AFib can happen in brief episodes, or it may be a permanent condition. AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFi...