More than Just a Heartbeat: The Truth about Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Service: Topics: Organization:
Orange Coast Medical Center
Nikhil P. Warrier, MD
Featured speaker:

Nikhil P. Warrier, MD, FACC

Specialties:
  • Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Echocardiography, Diplomate, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Diseases
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Cardiac Electrophysiology

Areas of Interest

Treatments

Podcast Summary

Left untreated, atrial fibrillation, or AFib, can cause life-threatening complications, such as stroke or heart failure. For millions of people, a steady and predictable heartbeat has been replaced by an irregular or extremely rapid one. These abnormal heart rhythms are called arrhythmias, and the most common form is AFib. Electrophysiologist with the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute at Orange Coast, Nikhil Warrier, MD, discusses the symptoms and treatment options for AFib, along with when to seek treatment and the best course of care for this condition.