Atrial Fibrillation Heart Condition
What is A-Fib?
Atrial fibrillation, or A-Fib, is the most common heart rhythm problem, affecting more than five million Americans. There is no single cause of A-Fib, but a fast, irregular heartbeat tends to occur more frequently in older people and patients with heart disease. However, A-Fib can happen to anyone at anytime and it can be life threatening. In fact, this condition is one of the leading causes of stroke. Learn more here.
Some people have A-Fib, but do not have symptoms. Many others cope with a regularly occurring pounding or fluttering feeling in their chest. For others, dizziness, weakness and constant exhaustion make it difficult to work, enjoy an active lifestyle or have fun with friends and loved ones.
Whether you are symptom free or regularly experience episodes that last for hours before your heart returns to a normal rhythm, it is important to get the treatment you need to establish a normal heart rhythm. Take steps today to make sure you're getting the most advanced A-Fib treatment. You'll be doing more to prevent heart failure and blood clots that can lead to stroke
In Weber County, Utah, Ogden Regional Medical Center provides a full spectrum of A-Fib treatments, from management with medications to open heart surgery. In fact, we are one of three MountainStar hospitals that are among only a handful nationwide offering the innovative Mini-Maze surgery.
Contact one of the A-Fib appointment specialists at Ogden Regional Medical Center. Call 866-887-3999.