Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm. Arrhythmias are disruptions in the rate or rhythm of the electrical system of the heart, which controls how the heart contracts and pumps blood. While many arrhythmias are harmless, others can be serious or even life threatening. AF is a common cause of stroke and congestive heart failure. In fact, people with AF are 5 to 7 times more likely to have a stroke than people who do not have AF.
Ablation is a procedure to treat cardiac arrhythmias, including AF, performed by an electrophysiologist. In this procedure, muscle fibers in the chambers of the heart that trigger and maintain abnormal rhythms are disrupted or eliminated. Atrial fibillation ablation is often done with minimally-invasive techniques that require only a limited hospital stay. Ablation can provide relief for patients who have not had effective results with medication.
The Electrophysiology Center at Hackensack University Medical Center was established in 1989. Here, our board-certified electrophysologists, along with a team of health care experts, bring their years of experience to deliver leading treatment options and excellent clinical outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation. Learn more about the Electrophysiology Center here.
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