Arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms caused by changes in the electrical impulses that flow through the heart. These abnormal rhythms can cause clots, which increase the risk of stroke. Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of arrhythmia and affects nearly five million Americans and nearly 10 percent of Americans over 75.
The team at PinnacleHealth CardioVascular institute is at the forefront of advanced treatment for atrial fibrillation, offering diagnostic and treatment options. Advanced surgical techniques include the newest innovations such as the AtriClip system
To diagnose atrial fibrillation, your doctor may do tests that involve the following:
Surgical Options Include: