Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib, is a cardiac issue where your heart beats irregularly or abnormally fast without any order. This condition is triggered by electrical short circuits that occur in both the atria, although it is more pronounced in the left atrium. During AFib, the atria contract abnormally due to the electrical signals originating outside the Sinoatrial Node. These abnormal contractions cause the atria to fibrillate or quiver. The anomalous signals then move to the ventricles, causing them to contract rapidly and irregularly, thus resulting in an unorganised contraction of the ventricles and atria. Because of such disturbances, the blood pumped out to the body from the heart will vary with every heartbeat. Eventually, the ventricles lose their ability to pump blood to the rest of the body. AFib may start suddenly and then stop on its own, or it may become a long-lasting problem.
Dr. Karthigesan Clinic in Chennai offers several atrial fibrillation treatment options. Dr. Karthigesan is among the select few in the country who have been providing international-standard treatment for atrial fibrillation for over a decade. He operates an exclusive atrial fibrillation clinic dedicated to addressing the prevalent issue of arrhythmia, offering services to a wide range of patients seeking treatment for common arrhythmia disorders.
Dr Karthigesan may suggest blood thinners to prevent the formation of blood clots inside the heart, which may lead to a stroke. You might need to continue taking the blood thinner for the rest of your life, or there's a possibility that you could discontinue it following an interventional procedure. Based on your risk profile, Dr. Karthigesan will decide whether you need to take the blood thinners permanently or not.