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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation and You

Atrial fibrillation (sometimes called "afib") is an abnormal heart rhythm originated in the top two chambers, or atria, of the heart. Though not in itself life-threatening, atrial fibrillation can cause clots that lead to stroke. There are a number of effective treatments. More than 2.2 million Americans have atrial fibrillation - up to 5 percent of people over age 65. Learn more about the  signs and symptoms, risk factors, causes, diagnosistreatment and  physician and services for atrial fibrillation.


See a Cardiovascular Institute Specialist

To schedule and appointment with a CardioVascular Institute (CVI) specialist about atrial fibrillation, call 617-667-8800.

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Patient Stories

Here are some stories of grateful atrial fibrillation patients and their families that we hope will encourage and inspire others.

Contact Information

Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-8800

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