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Specialists in Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a type of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) that affects almost 5 million Americans. It is caused by a problem in the heart's electrical system, which stimulates the heart to squeeze and relax. This condition typically starts in the left atrium (upper left chamber), and causes the upper chambers of the heart to beat in an unorganized rhythm. Afib can cause a normal heart rate of 60-100 beats per minute to jump to 150-200 beats per minute.

Why Choose Us

The Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Brigham and Women's Heart & Vascular Center, our team of experts offer prompt, state-of-the-art treatment for atrial fibrillation (Afib). This is essential, as the condition can worsen over time. As a patient, you can expect:

  • Access to the most innovative treatments, utilizing the latest treatment guidelines. These include a newer class of blood thinning drugs (non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants) that can reduce stroke risk, and a wide range of interventional and surgical procedures, such as catheter ablation, cardioversion, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker implantation and transvenous lead extraction
  • Access to unique stereotactic radio-ablation protocol to treat arrhythmias
  • Expert, personalized and collaborative care delivered by a team of electrophysiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses who specialize in treating patients with Afib
  • Expertise in treating even the most complex Afib cases. Our clinical team is actively involved in clinical trials and research, offering patients the opportunity for potential treatment options not available elsewhere
  • Coordinated care from the No. 7 best hospital for cardiology & heart surgery in the country, as ranked by¬†U.S. News & World Report
  • Access to the most advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities, including cardiac magnetic resonance (MRI), cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography), electrocardiogram, Holter ECG monitor and implantable loop recorder
  • Our team of cardiac specialists offer Virtual Visits to consult with you while you stay at home. Whether for an initial consult, second opinion, pre-op or follow-up care, we will keep you connected to your care and on track with your treatment plan.

Request an Appointment

We are steadfast in our commitment to treating you in the safest possible environment and are seeing patients both in person and through Virtual Visits. To request an appointment, please call 857-307-6048 Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm ET or complete the form to receive a callback.

 
 

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