Afib: What It Is & How to Treat It

WellSpan expert cardiologist Dr. Matthew Singleton will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythm at the Diehl Lectureship on February 21, 2024. At the event, Dr. Singleton will talk about how to identify atrial fibrillation (Afib) and how to treat it.

Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a condition where the electrical signals in the heart cause the heart to skip beats.

Although Afib can affect people of all ages, it is more commonly diagnosed in older people. The risk of developing Afib also increases with age, and certain lifestyle changes, such as a sedentary lifestyle, weight gain, or alcohol use can also raise a person’s risk of developing the condition.

If you are ever worried about whether you are experiencing Afib, it is important to see a doctor to diagnose the condition and receive treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment of Afib can help to prevent heart failure, stroke, and even death.

WellSpan is committed to providing timely and effective treatment for patients with Afib. Our team of electrophysiologists specializes in managing Afib, and we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible outcomes. We are using a team-based approach that combines lifestyle modification, medication, and minimally invasive procedures to fix the underlying electrical malfunction responsible for Afib.

Story source: Wellspan Health

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