Atrial Fibrillation

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Atrial Fibrulation AFib

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation, commonly called a-fib, is the most common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia). A-fib is when the upper chamber of your heart beats faster than the bottom part of your heart.

Read success stories from our patients to discover why we're at the forefront: Health Library: Atrial Fibrillation
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How is Atrial Fibrillation Treated at TriHealth?

Our physicians who specialize in arrhythmia care work collaboratively to provide the broadest range of treatment options—including minimally invasive procedures—to ensure that each patient gets the treatment best suited to their diagnosis and situation.

Treatment options include:

Catheter Ablation

TriHealth physicians offer the latest treatments for atrial fibrillation, giving patients an alternative to a lifetime of medications, expenses and side effects.    

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

We help patients monitor their heart issues through the use of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) so they can lead normal, worry-free lives.


To offer relief from atrial fibrillation, we provide the maze procedure, including robotic-assisted mini-maze, for those who have not found success with medication and ablation. 

Pacemaker Therapy

We place more pacemakers - to keep hearts beating - in more patients each year than any other hospital in Greater Cincinnati.


We utilize this state-of-the-art implant as an alternative to lifelong use of blood thinners for the treatment of AFib.

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