The procedure is called a cardiac ablation, and it is often used to treat patients with atrial fibrillation, or “A-fib,” the most common heart rhythm problem.
The problem with atrial fibrillation is that an irregular heartbeat can lead to a situation where clots can damage the brain and result in stroke.
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm which can cause blood clots, stroke, or even heart failure.
When I tell my patients they have an irregular heartbeat I am often surprised by the fact that they say they knew that they had something wrong and could feel it but chose to ignore the problem. Don’t.
A study of women age 40 and older found that those drinking two alcoholic beverages a day or more had a higher rate of atrial fibrillation than those drinking no alcohol.