Dr. Frank Halperin Patient Communication Platform
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, also called an arrhythmia, that can increase your risk of heart failure, stroke, blood clots and other heart conditions. A normal heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat, but if you have atrial fibrillation, the atria (upper chambers) beat out of sync with the ventricles (lower chambers). This can cause blood to pool in your atria, causing blood clots that travel to your brain and cause a stroke.
Heart valves are a very important part of your heart’s anatomy, or structure, and allow the heart to do the job that it was meant to do. The heart actually comes in two parts: a left heart and a right heart.
Ablation is an exciting new treatment for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and what ablation is, is a method of creating a small scar within the cavity of the heart, which helps change the way that electricity is conducted in the heart.