Restoring Life's Rhythm September Is AFib Awareness Month

Learn more about atrial fibrillation (AFib) and how you can get your life back sooner.
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What Is AFib and Why Treat It?

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common heart rhythm disorder in America, and it occurs when the upper chambers of the heart (atria) beat out of rhythm; blood is not pumped efficiently to the rest of the body, causing an unusually fast heart rate, quivering, or thumping sensations in the heart. 

The Sooner 
The Treatment, The Better.

AFib is a progressive disease and, if left untreated, may worsen over time — leading to increased risk of stroke and heart complications. Earlier treatment with cardiac catheter ablation may result in better outcomes, reduced symptoms, and improved quality of life.

Illustration of a cross section of a heart next to a normal EKG reading

Normal Heartbeat

Flow of electrical signals in a normal heartbeat

Illustration of a cross section of a heart next to an abnormal EKG reading

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation with abnormal signals originating in the atria

Patient Webinars

Join the following webinars to learn from physicians who care for AFib patients, and hear patients tell their stories about their experiences living with AFib. Dr. Ilana Kutinsky and Dr. Aseem Desai will share their approach to detecting, treating, and providing ongoing heart monitoring for their AFib patients. At the end of each webinar, you will have the opportunity to participate in an open Q&A session.

Portrait of Dr. Ilana Kutinsky wearing white lab coat

Dr. Ilana Kutinsky

Join a discussion with Dr. Ilana Kutinsky, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Beaumont Michigan Heart Rhythm Group in Troy, MI.

Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 11:00 a.m. CT

Portrait of Dr. Aseem Desai wearing white lab coat and stethoscope

Dr. Aseem Desai

Join a discussion with Dr. Aseem Desai, Co-director at Mission Heritage Heart Rhythm Specialists in Mission Viejo, CA.

Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 2:00 p.m. CT

How Do I Know if I Have AFib?

Do You Have Atrial Fibrillation?

Find answers about racing, thumping, or pounding heartbeats.

Watch this video to learn more about AFib and its symptoms. - (01:54)

I Have AFib, Now What?

Were You or a Loved One Recently Diagnosed with AFib?

An AFib diagnosis can be overwhelming and comes with a lot of questions about causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more. Learn more about AFib and what you can do to take back your life.

How Do You Manage Your Atrial Fibrillation?

If you have AFib, cardiac monitoring may be necessary to determine how often it occurs.

Reveal LINQ and LINQ II insertable cardiac monitors shown side-by-side against a light gray background


What Are My Treatment Options?

Your First Defense

The Medtronic cryoballoon is the first and only FDA-approved cardiac ablation device to treat AFib as an alternative to trying antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) to control your heart rhythm.

Cryoablation is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that has been used to treat nearly 1 million patients worldwide.

Talk to your doctor about whether Medtronic cryoablation is right for you as an alternative to trying AADs.

Risks may include bleeding and bruising where the catheter was inserted, cough, shortness of breath, infection, temporary or permanent stroke, severe complications leading to hospitalization, or potentially death. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Get Your Life Back. Sooner.

Don't let AFib slow you down. Learn more about your treatment options and get back to living your best life — your way.

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