Atrial fibrillation is a sudden electrical imbalance in the heart causing rapid and irregular heart beats. It is a progressive disorder deteriorating thorough Paroxysmal, Persistent and Permanent AFib stages.Turbulent blood flow during AFib increases risk of blood clots formation leading to stroke. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain and fatigue.
Imbalance of the autonomic nervous system and premature atrial beats (PAC’s) are major factors contributing to the development of AFib and are predictive of high incidence and disease burden.
Poor response to therapy is common and leads to increased recurrence, hospitalizations and interventional procedures.
Key elements in treating Afib include re-balancing of the autonomic nervous system and reduction of premature beats that cause ectopic firing.