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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a condition that causes your heart to beat abnormally. Normally your heart beats in a regular rhythm, which is controlled by the electrical system of the heart. If you have atrial fibrillation, the electrical system does not work correctly, causing the heart muscle to contract erratically instead of beat rhythmically, called arrhythmia.

If your heart is not beating correctly it weakens the heart muscle leading to heart failure, a life threatening condition. If not all the blood is pushed out of the chambers of your heart, it may pool and clot, increasing your risk for a stroke.

Many times, the cause of atrial fibrillation is not known. However, you can reduce your risk for developing the condition by living a heart healthy lifestyle including eating healthy, exercising and not smoking. High blood pressure and heart disease are thought to contribute to the development of atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation sometimes goes away on its own, but it often requires treatment. Because of the risk of serious complications, you should talk to your physician about any symptoms you are experiencing such as heart fluttering or palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue or dizziness. You may also hear a heart murmur when you listen to your heartbeat.

Indiana University Health Heart & Vascular Care physicians are experts in the treatment of atrial fibrillation and its complications. Our physicians work with you to choose a treatment plan that works best for your lifestyle and your health.

IU Health Heart & Vascular Care is home to internationally recognized leaders in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders—from medication to electrophysiology and surgical procedures. Backed by years of experience, our physicians offer high quality, comprehensive care for the most common to the most complex conditions.

As partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine, we are at the forefront of research and treatment options, ensuring you receive personalized, leading edge care. At IU Health Heart & Vascular Care, we treat more patients than any other heart care program in the state, providing the expertise you need to never miss a beat.

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Information

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Atrial Fibrillation Support Services

Atrial fibrillation has many different treatment options. Learn more about living with atrial fibrillation at the websites below.