Atrial fibrillation is not a benign disease and should be evaluated and treated as soon as possible after diagnosis. While early recognition and early referral are key, any patient with atrial fibrillation can benefit from a cardiac evaluation by the cardiologists and electrophysiologists at the Heart Rhythm Clinic at AMITA Health Heart & Vascular Institute. The goal is to return the patient back into normal sinus rhythm as quickly as possible if indicated, and manage the risk for stroke and other serious consequences. If one approach is not working, the care team can quickly move on to another strategy. All treatment options are on the table—from medication, to device placement, to surgical ablation procedures.
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