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Atrial Fibrillation & Heart Arrhythmia

What is Heart Arrhythmia?

An arrhythmia is a heart rhythm abnormality that may indicate a serious problem and can lead to heart disease, stroke or even death. An arrhythmia may be suspected when a physician hears a fast or irregular heartbeat while listening to the heart with a stethoscope.

What is A Fib?

Atrial fibrillation, or "a fib," is the most common type of arrhythmia - it affects about 2.2 million Americans, with 160,000 new cases diagnosed annually. 

Whether the condition is intermittent or chronic, patients with "a fib" are at higher risk for blood clots and strokes.

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Types of Arrhythmia

Common types of arrhythmia include:

  • Atrial fibrillation (a fib)
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrial tachycardia
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Heart block
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
  • Ectopic heartbeat
  • Premature ventricular contractions
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Ventricular fibrillation