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Atrial fibrillation, also known as a-fib, is the most common type of arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat) and affects more than 3 million Americans. Atrial fibrillation is a disturbance in the heart's rate or rhythm caused by multiple electrical short circuits in the atria. This causes the atria to beat extremely fast and irregularly, which causes the atrium to quiver instead of contracting normally.

At The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton, our electrophysiology program offers comprehensive care to help you manage atrial fibrillation. From advanced diagnostic testing to interventional procedures, our team works closely with you and your physician to see that you receive the most appropriate care for your diagnosis.

Taking a collaborative approach to atrial fibrillation management, the electrophysiologists are part of a multidisciplinary team that includes cardiologists, physicians, specialized nurses, imaging experts, and technicians that works with our guests to develop an individualized care and treatment plan. Our team uses advanced technology and procedures to diagnose atrial fibrillation such as:

  • Stress tests (exercise, nuclear, and medication induced)
  • Heart monitoring, such as Holter monitoring and event recording with remote data transfer
  • Transeptal cardiac catheterization
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Cardiac computerized tomography or Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Electrocardiogram (commonly known as EKG)

As a one of the highest volume centers in the area for treating arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation, our guests know that when they visit The Heart Hospital, they will receive care from an experienced team of electrophysiologists and other specialists on our medical staff. The electrophysiologists are leaders at treating atrial fibrillation. Our team uses advanced techniques and methods to treat atrial fibrillation, including:

  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Cardioversion
  • Device implantation, such as a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
  • Maze procedure

To learn more, call 940.220.0600 or toll-free 1.855.760.0600 or for a physician referral, contact 1.855.9BAYLOR (1.855.922.9567).

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