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Atrial Fibrillation Services

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Treating Irregular Heartbeats

The ideal treatment is the one that corrects an irregular heartbeat in the least invasive way. Consequently, a doctor may initially recommend lifestyle changes and medications. When conservative treatments are not effective, more invasive options may be necessary.

Factors that doctors and patients should discuss before treatment are the nature and severity of the patient’s irregular heartbeat; underlying medical conditions that may affect the patient’s quality of life; medications and treatments that a patient is receiving for other medical problems; and the patient’s age, overall health, and personal and family medical history.

The doctor may recommend implanting an electronic device such as a pacemaker or an ICD, using a burst of energy to destroy small areas where irregular signals begin, or performing surgery.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICDs)
Radiofrequency Ablation
Heart Surgery

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