Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is one of the most common types of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). In AFib, the heart’s electrical signals travel in a rapid, disorganized manner, leading to abnormally fast contractions rather than a normal, steady heartbeat. In addition to recurrent heart palpitations, this can cause fatigue, dizziness, confusion, shortness of breath, chest pains, and persistent feelings of lightheadedness. At Florida Medical Clinic – Cardiology and Electrophysiology, Paul Z. Gerczuk, M.D., provides comprehensive treatment to patients who are diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Gerczuk discusses AFib symptoms and treatment options with Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend.
While atrial fibrillation often has no direct cause, it is often associated with high blood pressure, sleep apnea, obesity, valvular heart disease, and other cardiac conditions. It is important to undergo a full evaluation to determine whether any co-existing conditions are present to ensure the most appropriate treatment approach.
Depending on the specifics of a patient’s diagnosis, Dr. Gerczuk’s recommendations may include:
- Non-surgical procedures
- Device implants
- Long-term monitoring
Dr. Gerczuk has extensive experience in managing complex cardiac irregularities, providing his patients with a variety of options depending on their specific needs. And, with a commitment to treating his patients like family, Dr. Gerczuk is proud to spend as much time as is necessary to work through a full spectrum of treatment options and find an effective solution.
To learn more about atrial fibrillation treatment at Florida Medical Clinic, contact Dr. Gerczuk today to schedule an appointment.
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