Auricular Fibrillation Clinic / Antiocoagulation
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in cardiology and emergency departments. Its prevalence increases with age, reaching one out of every 9 people over 65 at some point in their lives.
Atrial fibrillation increases mortality, which is why it is important to detect them in order to carry out preventive measures in these patients.
Although it occurs more frequently in people with some type of heart disease and usually produces symptoms such as palpitations or fatigue, it can sometimes be asymptomatic.
The simple realization of an electricardiogram allows us to make the diagnosis, and when we detect its presence, it is necessary the assessment by the Cardiologist, which includes the realization of an echocardiogram.
The treatment of atrial fibrillation requires experienced management of antiarrhythmic and anticoagulant drugs, and evaluation of the risk-benefit ratio.
In the CMC there is an independent Atrial Fibrillation Unit, in which we apply to our patients the latest advances in the treatment not only pharmacological but also the new procedures of ablation with catheter that achieve healing in more than 80% of cases.