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Center for Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Rhythm Disorders



The Center for Atrial Fibrillation & Heart Rhythm Disorders at Central Baptist Hospital provides the most advanced treatment options and therapies for patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) or any other arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).

Central Baptist employs every strategy—medical management, intervention and surgery—for treating patients with various rhythm disorders, and we participate in groundbreaking research unique to our region and state—all in order to produce optimum outcomes and prevent complications from A-Fib for our patients.

Treatment plans are developed collaboratively by a team of multidisciplinary specialists to ensure the ideal course of action. Our team consists of:

• Electrophysiologists
• Cardiologists
• Cardiac Surgeons
• Nurse Navigator, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
• Research Coordinators


PATIENTS AT RISK

  • Hypertension
  • Sleep Apnea
  • 60 and older
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Viral Infections
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Recent Heart or Lung Surgery

COMMON SYMPTOMS

  • Palpitations or feeling like your heart is racing or skipping
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizzy or light headed
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Heart Failure
  • Some people have an arrhythmia and don't have any symptoms. The easiest way to know is to check your pulse. To know for sure, see your doctor for an EKG or other testing.


TREATMENTS
Timely treatment of arrhythmia, especially A-Fib is crucial.  A-Fib patients have a 5-7 times higher risk for stroke if it remains untreated or if first line/drug therapies fail.

Our physicians and staff are committed to pursuing every possible solution for rhythm disorders, including:

• Medication Therapies
Electrical Cardioversion
Catheter Ablation
• Maze Procedure
Pacemaker/Defibrillator Therapy
Research Trials and New Devices


RESOURCES
Heart Rhythm Society
American College of Cardiology
Stopafib.org
Atrial Fibrillation Association

 

Atrial Fib at CBHDownload our Atrial Fibrillation & Heart Rhythm Disorders Patient Guide.

Watch  the AFib Awareness Video from the Heart Rhythm Society.

 

 

Contact our Atrial Fibrillation Nurse Coordinator
Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Central Baptist Hospital
1720 Building – Building E
Suite 506
Lexington, KY
lynn.mattingly@bhsi.com

859-260-AFIB (2342)