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Atrial Fibrillation, or "afib," is an irregular heartbeat or heart flutter that can hinder the heart's ability to to pump enough blood for the body's needs. Affecting more than 2.7 million people in the United States each year, afib itself is not often life-threatening, although if left untreated it can lead to more severe complications. Sherry Saxonhouse, MD, of Carolinas HealthCare System’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, discusses what you need to know about afib—from diagnosis to treatment to management.
|Sherry Saxonhouse, MD|
Sanger has the only dedicated afib center in the greater Charlotte area. This means that afib patients have access to a multidisciplinary team of providers, including electrophysiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, sleep medicine specialists and more who work collaboratively to perform highly-specialized procedures based on a patient’s individual needs.
Learn more about heart rhythm care at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute.