Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is the most common abnormal heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia) and the second most common cardiac condition in the United States. Yale New Haven Health’s comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation Program provides expert care and management of this and related conditions.

Our team of nationally recognized cardiac arrhythmia specialists (electrophysiologists) is skilled in using the latest technology and ground breaking scientific advancements to provide patients with the best treatment strategies for each patient. These include medical and procedural approaches to treating atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and related heart abnormalities. Our physicians are experts in dealing with the complexities of cardiac rhythm disturbances. They also participate in clinical trials, national registries and conduct cutting-edge laboratory research to advance treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and ensure our patients receive the best possible care.

Among our comprehensive treatments for atrial fibrillation:
  • Atrial fibrillation rhythm control medication
  • Anticoagulation medication
  • Catheter-based ablation of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter
  • Left atrial appendage closure for prevention of stroke and systemic thromboembolism
  • Comprehensive risk factor testing and management for associated conditions like obstructive sleep apnea
  • Genetic testing, as appropriate, for heart conditions that may be associated with atrial fibrillation
  • Surgical procedures (Maze and left atrial appendage closure/excision, hybrid ablation)

Centralized appointment scheduling

Through our centralized program, we can provide a physician referral and initial appointment with one of several electrophysiologists on the Yale New Haven Hospital medical staff. Physician offices are conveniently located in New Haven, Branford, North Haven, Bridgeport, Greenwich and New London. To learn more or to make an appointment, please call the Atrial Fibrillation Program at 203-785-4126.

Cardiac Arrhythmias

Learn more about cardiac arrhythmias from electrophysiologist James Freeman, MD, co-director, Atrial Fibrillation Program.

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