Atrial fibrillation warning signs and treatment options - Lila's Good Health

Author: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

- Your heart's rhythm is its pace, its beat, and in a normal heart, there's a steady rhythm, but in some patients, there's a rapid, suddenly faster rhythm that can result in heart failure and is the leading cause of stroke. - The commonest disease condition we face on a daily basis is atrial fibrillation. - [Lila] Dr. Rajiv Nair is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Saint Joe's Oakland who deals every day with electrical disturbances in the heart, like atrial fibrillation or AFib. - Which affects more that 3 million Americans and is an irregular rapid heart rhythm, effecting the upper chambers of the heart. - While some patients with AFib may have no symptoms, there are often warning signs, including fatigue, shortness of breath, confusion or chest pain.

Treatment ranges from medication to minimally invasive techniques to get your rhythm back to normal. - Will actually be part of a process where they are safer and their quality of life improves. This is the most gratifying thing in our field. - [Lila] Learn more about AFib. Call 844-Be-Remarkable.

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By: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System