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Why Inova for AFib/Heart Rhythm Disorders?

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With one of the most active electrophysiology programs in the country, Inova performs a high volume of ablation procedures, device implants, and lead extractions and carries the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for Cardiac Electrophysiology in these categories:

  • Testing and ablation
  • Device implantation
  • Chronic lead extraction

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Specialized Care for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib or AF, is the most common type of arrhythmia, affecting 5.5 million patients in the US. AFib can lead to various heart-related complications such as blood clots, stroke, and heart failure. A fluttering or quivering heartbeat is the most common symptom of AFib, but others are less subtle. Early treatment is vital, as AFib becomes harder to treat as symptoms become more severe. Inova's specialty AFib team collaborates with patients' general practitioners and cardiologists to help address AFib, generally when treatment with medications fails or when AFib persists after initial treatment.

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Multidisciplinary Approach

Inova streamlines care and reduces the strain of separate visits with specialists by bringing everyone together during the initial consult, including electrophysiology, cardiology, sleep medicine, weight loss and pharmacy. For example, patients may undergo an examination by a cardiologist and have a sleep study – all in one day.

Meet the Inova specialists who diagnose and treat arrhythmia

Treatment Focus and Long Term Follow-Up

Our goal is to improve patients' heart health near and long term through treatment plans customized to their unique symptoms and risk factors – while offering an outstanding patient experience. We focus on:

  • Preventive health/risk factor management
  • Stroke risk prevention
  • Heart failure prevention
  • Symptom relief

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Technology and Research

Inova offers the latest technology in our electrophysiology lab and clinics and is constantly advancing treatment by serving as a research partner in many clinical trials – giving our patients access to innovative and less invasive treatment options.

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Ask the Expert

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Atrial Fibrillation: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options with Stephen Gaeta, MD, PhD
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Living with Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) with Haroon Rashid, MD
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Symptoms and Treatments of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) with Marc Wish, MD