Stories about Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation, often called  A-Fib, is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm.  A-Fib is caused by abnormal electrical signals in the heart which causes the top chambers of the heart, the atria, to beat erratically and out of sync with the lower chambers, the ventricles. It reduces the ability of the atria to pump blood into the ventricles and can cause the heart to beat too rapidly

Bobby Dokey

Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation

New job jitters are normal. But imagine starting a new job with a new pacemaker – the first in the United States and second worldwide to be implanted using investigational technology to treat dangerously fast heart rhythms. That’s how Bobby Dokey started his role in disaster planning and emergency management at HSHS St. John’s Hospital […]

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Chuck Heminghous

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) is an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib.

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Cardiovascular conditions affect more Americans than any other disease in the United States. It takes bravery to fight heart disease, and having a community of support makes a world of difference.

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