St. Luke's Heart Rhythm Center
Dedicated to providing the highest quality care and today’s most advanced treatment of arrhythmias, implantable devices, and device extraction.
At St. Luke's Heart Rhythm Center, our expert team of cardiologists, surgeons, and highly trained staff work together to provide the right diagnosis and treatment for you, with a personalized treatment/management plan based on your unique medical issues. We utilize a variety of methods, including medication therapy, non-surgical catheter procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and advanced surgical options.
About Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib)
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular, fast heart rhythm caused by abnormal and chaotic electrical signals in the upper chambers—or atria—of the heart. The atria beat out of sync with the lower chambers, or ventricles, causing poor blood flow to the body.
Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, is the second most common cardiac diagnosis; in fact, 25% of adults over age 40 will develop A-fib in their lifetime. At greatest risk are people who have heart disease, hypertension, or diabetes, or are over age 65.
Without treatment, A-fib can lead to stroke and heart failure, shortening life and seriously impacting quality of life. But A-fib can be treated, especially with early intervention.
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation
- Irregular, fast heartbeat or palpitations
- Extreme fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your primary care provider right away. Don't have a primary care provider? St. Luke's can help you find one.