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.