Expert care for heart arrhythmias in Dulles, Virginia

At StoneSprings Hospital, we treat all types of heart arrhythmias, also known as irregular heartbeats, as a part of our comprehensive cardiology program. Our cardiologists are trained in identifying, treating and managing heart rhythm disorders and have access to advanced imaging technology to aid in diagnosis.

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Atrial fibrillation (afib)

Atrial fibrillation, or afib, is one type of heart arrhythmia and is the most common heart rhythm disorder. Afib is the result of rapid, disorganized signals that disrupt the blood flow in the atria, also known as the upper chamber of the heart.

Afib can be the result of an existing heart condition but can also occur in individuals with no existing heart disorders. Atrial fibrillation is also a leading cause of stroke.

Symptoms of afib

  • Irregular or rapid pulse or heart beat
  • Racing feeling in the chest
  • Palpitations (a pounding feeling in the chest)
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting
  • Sweating
  • Pain or pressure in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Difficulty exercising

Afib treatment options

StoneSprings Hospital offers advanced treatment options for atrial fibrillation. Our electrophysiology laboratory employs experienced cardiac and electrophysiology specialists who work together to determine the best treatment options for every patient.

Afib treatment options at StoneSprings Hospital in Northern Virginia include:

  • Medication
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardiac ablation
  • Pacemakers
  • Implantable defibrillators