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Mercy’s New Guide to Understanding AFib

Great heart care comes from years of cardiovascular experience and expertise.

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common irregular heart rhythm disorder, especially in people over 50 years of age. Mercy’s updated guide to understanding AFib includes important info you need to know, such as:

  • How your heart works
  • What causes AFib episodes
  • AFib symptoms and risk factors
  • AFib tests and diagnoses
  • What foods to eat or avoid
  • Common treatment methods, like heart ablation
  • How to calculate your stroke risk score
  • Common questions to ask your doctor
  • Mercy's full range of heart care 

If you or a loved one has AFib, or if you suspect you may have AFib, our new guide will help you better understand your irregular heartbeat and give you the right tools to manage it.

Mercy helps you keep the beat.

Mercy treats heart rhythm problems like AFib with an entire team of board-certified heart experts. From answering questions about blood thinners to implanting the right pacemaker, our skilled cardiologists and electrophysiologists are ready to help. They work closely with your primary care doctor to provide the latest and best treatment options for AFib, so you can keep living a full life.

AFib guide