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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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