What is permanent atrial fibrillation?

Matthew T. Levy, MD
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Permanent atrial fibrillation means what it sounds like: the patient permanently has this heart condition. In this video, Matt Levy, MD, a cardiologist at Good Samaritan Hospital, explains treatments used to control heart rate  and prevent stroke.
Permanent atrial fibrillation, is a type of atrial fibrillation that occurs when an irregular heart rhythm can't be corrected with treatment and continues indefinitely.

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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation -- the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia -- causes an irregular heartbeat that can increase your risk for stroke and heart failure. Atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib) results from faulty signals produced by ...

the heart's electrical system, causing the upper portion of the heart to fibrillate, or contract rapidly and irregularly. AFib doesn't cause noticeable symptoms for everyone. For those who do experience symptoms, heart palpitations are common along with feeling weak, dizzy and tired. Learn more about atrial fibrillation with expert advice from Sharecare.
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