What is Atrial Fibrillation

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Scott Winter had suffered from atrial fibrillation for years. After many attempts at curing his problem, Scott was referred to Dr. HelenMari Merritt at Nebraska Medicine. He was the first person in Nebraska to have a new procedure performed which would use a minimally invasive procedure to cure his irregular heartbeat.

Atrial fibrillation is a condition of the heart where the upper chamber beats in a disorganized fashion. Whereas the normal heartbeat starts in the right upper corner of the atrium and progresses in an organized fashion through the upper chamber and then to the lower chamber, atrial fibrillation is more like raindrops on a pond.

It’s noise electrically through the upper chamber. It causes the heart to beat in a sometimes rapid and irregularly irregular manner. For more information on treatment options for atrial fibrillation, visit www.youtube.com You can find more info about the nationally recognized cardiology program at The Nebraska Medical Center at www.nebraskamed.com or by calling 1-800-922-0000.

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