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Atrial Fibrillation

Northern Virginia is home to one of the world's most respected surgeons for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.  Trained by the inventor of this cardiac surgery, Dr. Niv Ad practices at Cardiac Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Associates and offers residents of Virginia, Maryland and DC access to the most sophisticated atrial fibrillation surgical options available, including minimally invasive surgery. 

Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia, or irregular heart beat. With atrial fibrillation, the electrical signals in the atria (the two small chambers of the heart) are fired in a very fast, chaotic and uncontrolled manner. The atria quiver instead of contract. The electrical signals then arrive in the ventricles in an irregular fashion. When atria do not contract effectively, the blood may pool and/or clot. If a blood clot becomes lodged in an artery in the brain, a stroke (brain attack) may occur. About 15 percent of strokes occur in persons with atrial fibrillation. Aspirin, warfarin, and cardiac medications may be used to treat atrial fibrillation.  The Maze Procedure is used to treat atrial fibrillation.

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To read a white paper about surgery for atrial fibrillation at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, click here.

To schedule an appointment and discuss atrial fibrillation treatment options, call (703) 280-5858.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Atrial Fibrillation

White Paper on the Current State of the Maze Surgical Procedure

Located just off the Beltway and Rt 50, CVTSA proudly serves patients needing atrial fibrillation treatment options in the Virginia, Maryland and DC areas. 

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