New Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
Do you suffer from atrial fibrillation? Commonly known as Afib, atrial fibrillation is by far the most common form of heart arrhythmia, affecting millions of Americans. The condition occurs when there are erratic electrical signals between the upper chambers of the heart, or atria. As a result, the heart fibrillates, or quivers, resulting in sub-optimal pumping of the atria and can ultimately lead to very serious and even life-threatening complications. Blood can pool and form clots, especially in the left atrial appendage where more than 90% of clots originate in patients with Afib. AFib patients have a risk of death from cardiovascular complications that is double that of the general population and a stroke risk that is five times higher.