Atrial fibrillation – often called AFib – is the most common heart rhythm abnormality.
It is expected that about 12.1 million people in the U.S. will have it in 2030.
It will also affect about two percent of the global population by 2050.
Atrial fibrillation could lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other cardiovascular complications, but the treatment options are limited.
The current most common treatment is surgery to burn areas of the heart from the inside thought to be responsible for the irregularity.
However, the surgery, known as catheter ablation, is only effective in about 50 percent of patients.
This Health & Medicine Lab video talks about a medical way to protect heart rhythm.
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