Specialist expertise: Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm Disorders, Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Disturbances including Atrial Fibrillation, Pacing and Syncope, Interventional Cardiology, Heart Health.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a condition of the heart that causes an irregular and often an abnormally fast heart rate. A regular heart should beat between 60 to 100 times a minute when resting and can be measured by feeling the pulse either in your neck or wrist. Atrial Fibrillation is associated with symptoms and a risk of stroke.
When atrial fibrillation happens, the hearts upper chambers contract randomly and often contract so fast the heart muscle can’t relax properly between contractions, reducing the hearts performance and efficiency.
Dr Iqbal Malik, Director of Cardiology at OneWelbeck Heart Health explains the symptoms, investigation and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF)