What are My Options for AFIB Treatment?

Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib, is a condition which causes your heart rate to be irregular or too fast. Treatments for AFib need not be invasive. In fact, Dr. Ciuffo offers several options that avoid the traditional approach of open-heart surgery to treat your atrial fibrillation.

Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

The symptoms of Atrial fibrillation may range from mild to severe. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and weakness. Left untreated, AFib may begin to have an impact on your quality of life. The condition itself isn’t life-threatening, but the symptoms can be debilitating in the extreme. Since AFib can have an impact on your ability to exercise and carry out normal everyday tasks, it can cause you to become less fit, in turn putting more strain on your heart and causing other conditions to develop or worsen.


The best treatments for AFib will depend upon how long you’ve had the condition, how severely your life is impacted, and the cause of the condition. All the treatments strive to regulate your heart rate, reset the rhythm of the heart, and prevent blood clots. The causes of AFIB are varied and not all are known. High blood pressure, a history of heart attack, congenital defects, abnormal heart valves, coronary artery disease, and an overactive thyroid gland may contribute to the development of AFIB.

Treatment Options for AFIB

There are several treatment options for AFIB. A consultation with Dr. Ciuffo will be necessary to determine which is the most appropriate to your case. Contact us today to make an appointment for your consultation and begin treatment for your AFIB condition. Dr. Ciuffo will be happy to answer your questions and discuss your case to help you get back on the road to better heart health.

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About the Author

Giovanni B. Ciuffo, MD Director is an expert in Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery and Bloodless Heart Surgery is the outcome of his commitment to the development and improvement of both of these techniques. He runs a Cardiothoracic Surgery practice and manages Minimally Invasive and Bloodless Heart Surgery Program where he cares for patients from all over the country and locally. Click here to learn more about Dr. Ciuffo.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery