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Atrial Fibrillation Frequently Asked Questions

  Click the questions below to find out the answers to the most commonly asked questions about arrhythmia.

What is a heart arrhythmia? M

Does having an arrhythmia mean that a person has heart disease? M

What causes arrhythmia? M

Are arrhythmias serious? M

How common is heart arrhythmia? M

What are the symptoms of heart arrhythmia? M

What are the different types of arrhythmia? M

What is a heart block? M

How does my doctor know that I have arrhythmia? M

What tests can be done? M

How are arrhythmias treated? M

What types of arrhythmias can be effectively treated at the Arrhythmia Center at Memorial Hermann Southwest? M

Why should I consider surgery if I am currently controlled with medication? M

How can heart arrhythmia be prevented? M

Is research on arrhythmias being done? M

Where can I find more information about heart disease? M

Portions of this information were provided by the U.S. Department Of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.