Atrial fibrillation (also known as AF or AFib) is the most common abnormal heart rhythm. You may be one of more than 2 million Americans experiencing irregular, frequent heart beats caused by atrial fibrillation and want to know more about what it is and how it can be treated. Or, you may be one of the many people who have been managing atrial fibrillation over several years, trying multiple medications with less than satisfactory results, and are ready to explore advanced treatment options such as catheter ablation.
You've come to the right place. Our specialists at Cleveland Clinic Center for Atrial Fibrillation offer the full range of treatment options and will work with you to determine the best course for your unique situation. The goals of treatment for atrial fibrillation include regaining a normal heart rhythm (sinus rhythm), controlling the heart rate, preventing blood clots and reducing the risk of stroke.
Cleveland Clinic specialists have been leaders in the development and implementation of innovative technologies for atrial fibrillation and are among the most experienced staff in the country for catheter ablation procedures.
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Cleveland Clinic electrophysiologists performed more than 1,200 ablations for atrial fibrillation in 2009 and have a success rate ranked as one of the highest in the world.