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Atrial Fibrillation Center

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If you have a new diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) or an existing diagnosis of AFib and need additional support, WakeMed Heart & Vascular’s Atrial Fibrillation Center is here for you.

Patients with AFib often have multiple complications related to their heart that further increases their chance of having a stroke or developing heart failure. Our AFib Center brings together a multidisciplinary team to provide the care and resources you need to help you understand and manage your condition.

We offer:

  • Individualized, comprehensive care for those with a new diagnosis of or existing AFib where additional support is needed
  • Symptom, rate and rhythm control management
  • Guidance on further interventions, clinical trial participation or medication management following appropriate guidelines and protocols
  • Specialists for all aspects of your care delivered in a coordinated way
  • An in-person assessment with our AFib Center team who provides you and your family the additional education and support needed about your AFib condition

The goal in providing this care is to reduce return visits to the hospital because of your AFib, improve your overall health and provide a better quality of life.

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation, or “AFib”, is the most common heart rhythm disorder (cardiac arrhythmia), it is the cause of 15 percent of preventable strokes among Americans and approximately 2 million Americans have it. It is an irregular, rapid and quivering heartbeat.

Although AFib tends to progressively worsen in most people, it is treatable, particularly when patients seek help early — when they first begin having symptoms or when their doctor first suspects it.

Understanding the basics of atrial fibrillation is the first step in preventing its harmful complications, including stroke and heart failure.

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