Women's Heart Advisor April 2017 Issue

What You Don’t Know About Atrial Fibrillation Could Hurt You

In catheter ablation, one catheter enters the heart to ďmapĒ the area that may be causing abnormal electrical activity. Another catheter uses radiofrequency or cryo energy to destroy the disturbance.

What You Don’t Know About Atrial Fibrillation Could Hurt You

Many women have never heard of this common arrhythmia or know how dangerous it can be.

Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common arrhythmia in the world, yet many women know nothing about it. Afib is a disturbance in the heartís electrical system that causes the heart to beat irregularly. Although both men and women can be affected, women with afib tend to have worse symptoms, worse quality of life and a higher risk of stroke and death than men.

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