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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm involving the heart’s two upper chambers. Its name means ‘quivering’ of the heart muscles of the atria, occurring instead of the usual coordinated contraction. Identification includes taking a pulse and observing that heartbeats are not occurring at regular intervals.

People who have AF can live normal and active lives. For some people, treatment may help restore normal heart rhythms. In cases of permanent AF, treatment can help control symptoms and complications. Treatment options includes medicines, various procedures, and lifestyle changes.