Atrial fibulation is a disorder affecting millions of Americans. When the upper chambers of the heart, called atria, begin to lose the proper rhythm it is called atrial fibulation. This causes problems because the atria no longer pump all the blood out of this section of the heart, allowing it to pool up and potentially clot. This is very dangerous, because if the clot gets dislodged and enters the brain it can cause a stroke.

Atrial fibulation is treated in a variety of ways. Usually medication is used in an attempt to slow the rapid heart rate which results from this fibulation. Other medications may also be prescribed to prevent blood from clotting, in order to prevent a stroke. Doctors have even had some success using other drugs, usually administered through IV drips, which attempt to restore the rhythm of the heart rather than just slowing the rate at which it beats. Atrial pacemakers may also be implanted in a patient to help regulate the rhythm of the heart.

This information is not to be used as medical advice, and has not been written by a doctor. Always consult your doctor before making any medical decisions or undertaking any treatment.

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