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.
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.
Flow of electrical signals in a normal heartbeat
Atrial fibrillation with abnormal signals originating in the atria
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.
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
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
Find answers about racing, thumping, or pounding heartbeats.
Watch this video to learn more about AFib and its symptoms. - (01:54)
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.
If you have AFib, cardiac monitoring may be necessary to determine how often it occurs.
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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.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.