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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 AFib?

Atrial fibrillation, or "AFib," 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 "AFib" are at higher risk for blood clots and strokes.

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Types of Arrhythmia

Common types of arrhythmia include:

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