September is National Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Awareness Month
"Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a frequent and serious cardiovascular condition that puts a person at risk of stroke or heart failure," said Gustavo Morales, MD, with Alabama Cardiovascular Group.
In atrial fibrillation (AFib), the heart's two small upper chambers (atria) beat irregularly and too fast, quivering like a bowl of gelatin. It's important for the heart to pump properly so the body gets the oxygen and food it needs.
"Fortunately, there is effective medical and interventional treatment to control symptoms and long-term complications," Morales said. "The improvements in techniques and technology have resulted in a decrease in the number of patients requiring a repeat ablation for paroxysmal Afib. Additionally, our practice participates in many clinical trials and follow the clinical improvement of patients."