Patient-Centered, Multispecialty Approach to Managing Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat). Causes of atrial fibrillation can range from heart defects or abnormalities to unexplained causes, but those living with AFib are five times more likely to suffer a stroke. The goals of AFib treatment include regaining a normal heart rhythm and controlling the heart rate.

The Atrial Fibrillation Program within Tampa General Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute provides highly individualized care, recognizing that each patient’s situation is unique. Under the direction of expert electrophysiologists (a cardiologist who specializes in heart rhythm conditions), our model of care emphasizes working closely with you, your referring physician, and a team of atrial fibrillation specialists. Our multidisciplinary approach to care combined with high-volume experience allows us to develop a safe and effective treatment plan and to monitor your progress and response to treatment.


World-Class Care for Atrial Fibrillation

Our program is nationally recognized for the treatment of AFib and other cardiac arrhythmias, giving our patients access to the most advanced treatments. Patient education is a cornerstone of our care model, and we’ll make sure you understand your condition and treatment options. At TGH, you’ll have the information you need to make educated decisions about your immediate and long-term care.

Our goals at the Atrial Fibrillation Program are to:
  • Increase awareness of, screening for, and diagnosing of AFib.
  • Reduce the incidence of cardiac and cerebrovascular injury associated with AFib.
  • Educate patients about their health and treatment options associated with AFib as a diagnosis.
Who should visit the Atrial Fibrillation Program?

A visit to our program is best for patients who:

  • Have been newly diagnosed with AFib.
  • Have been diagnosed with AFib but can improve their response to their current medications and treatments.
  • Have high-risk for problems associated with AFib and require specialized treatment.
  • Are seeking a second opinion.

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