Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a type of heart arrhythmia that causes the heart to move (fibrillate) too rapidly and irregularly. Atrial fibrillation occurs in the heart’s two upper chambers called the atria. AFib can lead to serious cardiovascular complications, including heart failure and stroke. If you think you might have AFib, talk to your doctor about evaluation and treatment.
Treatment for AFib includes preventing blood clots from forming and restoring a normal heartbeat. Your doctor also will want to treat any conditions that can cause or raise the risk of atrial fibrillation. Treatment can include: