Heart Care Centers of Florida
Interventional Cardiologists located in Titusville, FL & New Smyrna Beach, FL & Merritt Island, Florida
If you have high blood pressure or an underlying heart condition, you may be at increased risk for atrial fibrillation. At Heart Care Centers of Florida, the team specializes in minimally invasive treatments for atrial fibrillation. They offer medications and cardiac ablation procedures to restore your heart’s normal rhythm, so you can find relief from your symptoms. To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for atrial fibrillation, call the office in Merritt Island, Titusville, or New Smyrna Beach, Florida, or book a consultation online today.
Atrial Fibrillation Q & A
What is atrial fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) describes an irregular and fast-beating heart rhythm. With atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers (atria) of your heart beat out of sync with the lower chambers (ventricles).
There are many underlying issues that can cause atrial fibrillation including:
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Heart valve issues
- Coronary artery disease
- Congenital heart defects
In some cases, viral infections can contribute to atrial fibrillation, as can the use of caffeine, medications, or other stimulants.
When should I seek treatment for atrial fibrillation?
Schedule a diagnostic for atrial fibrillation with the providers at Heart Care Centers of Florida if you have an irregular or erratic heart rhythm.
Other symptoms you may experience because of atrial fibrillation include:
- Chest pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Shortness of breath
The interventional cardiologists use on-site technologies like electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, and stress testing to determine the cause of your atrial fibrillation. They customize a treatment plan to reset the rhythm of your heart and prevent further complications.
How is atrial fibrillation treated?
The providers at Heart Care Centers of Florida offer a variety of treatment options to manage atrial fibrillation. Your treatment plan depends on the severity of your symptoms and the underlying cause of your irregular heartbeat.
Initially, you may benefit from medications that regulate your heart rate or thin your blood. Blood thinners can help prevent blood clots that can cause organ damage and strokes.
If nonsurgical therapies aren’t working well for your atrial fibrillation symptoms, you may need surgery. The providers offer cardiac ablation procedures that use extreme cold or radiofrequency energy to destroy tissue in your heart. That creates scars that block abnormal electrical signals to restore your normal heart rhythm.
The providers at Heart Care Centers of Florida will continue to monitor your heart health during routine check-ups to ensure your treatment is working. They can also help you make lifestyle and diet changes that support heart health to reduce your risk factors for heart attack and cardiovascular disease.
To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for atrial fibrillation, call the Heart Care Centers of Florida office nearest you today or book an appointment online.
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