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Surgical AFib

Atrial fibrillation is a common type of abnormal heartbeat, or arrhythmia, in which the heart rhythm is fast and irregular. Arrhythmias are disorders of the heart rate or heart rhythm – the heart beats either too fast or too slow, or beats irregularly. Your heart is able to pump blood regularly by using an electrical system that makes sure it contracts (squeezes) in an orderly way. Arrhythmias cause problems with the functioning of this electrical conduction system.

Your physician might determine that surgery is needed to correct the abnormality.