With sites at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory’s Heart & Vascular Center has one of the few truly comprehensive atrial fibrillation treatment programs of its kind in the Southeast Region.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common irregular heart rhythm in the United States. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), about two million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation. This irregular heart rhythm results when multiple circuits of disorganized electrical activity in the top chambers of the heart (the atria) replace the organized electrical activity that is normally generated by the heart. The result is quivering of the atria instead of regular heartbeats.