See a cardiologist within one week.
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is a global epidemic. When left untreated, AFib can lead to stroke and even heart failure. That’s why it’s critical that you seek help as soon as you suspect or start experiencing symptoms. Our AFib Coordinator can help you get in to see a one of our AFib specialists within a week. And, our AFib Coordinator will be there every step of the way to help you understand your diagnosis and the advanced AFib treatments offered by our heart specialists, including medications, cardioversion, catheter ablation, surgical ablation and the WATCHMAN® device.
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Meet AFib Coordinator, Ada Aken, RN
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Many factors contribute to AFib, such as age, weight and sleep apnea. Contact our AFib Coordinator if you are experiencing any of the following.
- Heart palpitations
- Strong awareness of your heart beating
- Chest pain, pressure or discomfort
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Shortness of breath Anxiety
Risk Factors forDeveloping Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
The risk of developing AFib increases as you age. In fact,
1 in 25 Americans over the age of 60 have AFib. The
following factors increase your risk for atrial fibrillation.
- Family history of atrial fibrillation (Afib) or existing heart conditions
- Hypertension or uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Chronic conditions like diabetes, COPD, thyroid conditions and sleep apnea
- Excessive alcohol or drug use
- Stress or anxiety