New techniques for treating atrial fibrillation

Published: March, 2014

New devices and treatments can help prevent irregular atrial heart rhythms and related risks.

When your heart is pumping well, the four chambers contract and relax in a rhythmic, coordinated manner. However, a malfunction in the heart's internal electrical system can disrupt the normal beating sequence. As a result, the two upper chambers, the atria, can go into a fast, irregular quiver known as atrial fibrillation, or "afib."

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