Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained heart arrhythmia and affects around 3.4 million individuals in the United States.
September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness month. Also known as A-fib, it is the most common sustained heart arrhythmia and affects around 3.4 million individuals in the United States. The symptoms and medical issues caused by atrial fibrillation and the treatment options vary significantly between individuals.
For patients living with A-fib, symptoms, such as a racing heart, can come on unexpectedly. Kent E. Morris, M.D., cardiologist, discusses A-fib symptoms and how the condition is diagnosed and treated. Patient Mark Bird discusses his treatment for A-fib and how he continues to live a busy life after his diagnosis and treatment.
“It can be the difference between hiding from your life and living your life.” – Mark Bird
Heart Rhythm/A-fib Support Group Meeting
For survivors, caregivers, family members and friends.Norton Healthcare cardiologists C. Bart Dawson, M.D., and Kent E. Morris, M.D., and Tara Mudd, APRN, will speak about the latest treatments and how to live better with A-fib and other heart rhythm issues.
Register online or call (502) 629-1234 for more information.
Norton Heart Atrial Fibrillation Center of Excellence
The Norton Heart Care Atrial Fibrillation Center of Excellence focuses on the treatment of atrial fibrillation from disease onset that may require first-line therapies to more advanced cases that require approaches such as catheter ablation or cardiac surgery.
The center team includes clinical cardiac electrophysiologists, heart surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, sleep medicine specialists and coagulation specialists who work together to offer high-quality, multidisciplinary care.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (502) 629-1234.