Heart and Vascular Health

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and Heart Rhythm Disorders

Get your heart back in rhythm with arrhythmia care.

About Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and Heart Rhythm Disorders

Many people take a regular heartbeat for granted. But when you have a heart rhythm disorder, your focus is on keeping your heartbeat steady and strong. If you have a heart arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation (AFib), you can trust Ascension’s cardiac electrophysiology teams to manage your heart care.

Focused care to keep your heart in rhythm

Our electrophysiologists create a customized care plan for you that may include:

  • Medications.
  • Devices like pacemakers or defibrillators.
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Through our nationally integrated network, you’ll have access to advanced technologies. We also offer new cardiac arrhythmia treatment options through clinical trials.

At every stage of your treatment, we work closely with you and your family to treat your existing heart rhythm problems. And we work to help reduce your risk for future arrhythmia issues.

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Learn More About Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and Heart Rhythm Disorders

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Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and Heart Rhythm Disorders FAQs

Who is at risk for atrial fibrillation?

AF is more common in people who are over 65. It’s also more common in men than women. Underlying heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, too much alcohol use, sleep apnea, and certain lung disease put people at risk for atrial fibrillation.

What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?

AFib can cause different symptoms. This is especially true when it is not treated. These can include:

  • The feeling that your heart is skipping beats or beating too hard (heart palpitations)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Weakness and tiredness (fatigue)
  • Confusion
  • Swelling in the feet, ankles, and legs

Sometimes AFib has no symptoms. The first symptom of atrial fibrillation may be symptoms of a stroke.

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