New Advances in Atrial Fibrillation

Dr. Steven Georgeson recently wrote an article for's Health and Wellness section titled New Advances in Atrial Fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation is a rapid, irregular heart rhythm in the upper chambers of the heart (the atria).  Instead of having a regular, coordinated beat, the atria are rapid and disorganized. When the atria are not beating in a coordinated fashion, the blood in these chambers does not drain effectively into the lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles). When blood is not draining well, it sits in the atria and can form a blood clot. A clot, or a small part of a clot, can break loose, go to the brain and cause a stroke.

Read the full article on their website here.