Atrial Fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. A heart suffering from atrial fibrillation, rather than beating at a regular and efficient rate, beats quickly and irregularly.
Atrial Fibrillation increases your risk of stroke by 5 times. Early diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation is complicated by the fact that this rhythm disorder is often “silent”. Roughly one-third of patients with this arrhythmia are not even aware that they have this type of heart problem.
Early detection facilitates proper medical assessment and management, shielding the patient not only from the consequences of the arrhythmia but also from progression from an easily treatable condition to a much more complex problem.
Description of Atrial Fibrillation
Prognosis and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Cryoablation procedure with commentary by Dr. Jesús M. Paylos
Contraindications for cryoablation