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Care for the Rhythm of Life

Heart rhythm disorders come on suddenly — and need to be treated just as quickly. But when you’re struggling to manage a new condition, you can lean on our team at AdventHealth Cardiovascular Institute. 

Specializing in caring for heart rhythm disorders, including arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation (AFib), we’ll treat your heart condition using some of the most advanced technology available. 

Take comfort in knowing your heart is our number one focus. We’ll be with you at every step on the road to improved heart health.

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When you or a family member need cardiac care, you want to know you’re in the hands of highly skilled experts. But even more than that, you hope for compassion that extends beyond leading-edge treatments. You can count on our caring team for all the support you need, whether that’s access to information and resources, a shoulder to lean on or a heartfelt prayer.

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We Can Help You Face AFib With Confidence 

According to the American Heart Association, AFib is the single most common abnormal heart rhythm in the United States, affecting an estimated 2.7 million Americans — and it’s the underlying cause in about 15% of all strokes. But this serious condition is treatable, especially when diagnosed early.

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    What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

    AFib usually affects people between the ages of 30 and 60 and happens when the heart’s upper chambers receive abnormal electrical signals. The heart’s entire rhythm suffers, beating too fast and irregularly. 

    For adults, a normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute, but during AFib, it could be up to 175 beats per minute.

    And because blood is not being carried through the heart valves correctly, it can collect and form clots in the heart which could travel to the brain, blocking blood flow and causing a stroke.

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    What Causes Atrial Fibrillation?

    For most people, AFib is tied to heart disease or a heart abnormality. But when there’s no underlying heart disease, the root cause can sometimes be unknown. 

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    The Three Types of Atrial Fibrillation

    Occasional AFib: Begins suddenly and stops on its own, usually in less than 24 hours, or no more than a week.

    Persistent AFib: Continues for more than a week. It may stop on its own, or it may need treatment.

    Permanent AFib: Normal heart rhythm can’t be restored with treatment.

  • Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

    Symptoms of AFib can be different for everyone. Some people have no symptoms and their AFib is only discovered during a routine exam. Others may feel some of the following symptoms:

    • A skipped or racing heartbeat
    • Chest pain
    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue or weakness
    • Shortness of breath

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The sooner you identify a heart rhythm disorder, the better your outcome may be. If you have any of the warning signs of AFib, it’s very important to make an appointment with your doctor to review your medical and family history. They’ll also perform a physical exam and an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) to test for AFib or another type of arrhythmia. From there, they’ll determine your best course of treatment.

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We Lead With Heart

Our goal is to safeguard your cardiac health and help you live a long, healthy life — in body, mind and spirit. Together, we put our hearts and minds to work providing you with whole-person care that’s backed by expertise, dedication and compassion.