A physician will diagnose a patient with one of the following types of Afib:
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (PAF)
In paroxysmal (par-ok-SIZ-mal) Afib, the faulty electrical signals and rapid heart rate begin suddenly and then stop on their own. Symptoms can be mild or severe. They stop within about a week, but usually in less than 24 hours.
Non-Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (nPAF)
Non-Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (nPAF), also termed persistent Afib, is a condition in which the abnormal heart rhythm continues for more than a week. It may stop on its own, or it may be stopped with drugs or ablation procedures.
Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Long-Standing Persistent Afib is a condition in which a normal heart rhythm can’t be restored without intervention such as an ablation procedure. Both paroxysmal and persistent Afib may become more frequent and, over time, result in permanent Afib.
Afib Treatment Options
- Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
- Cryoballoon Catheter Ablation
- Surgical Ablation Procedure
- Radiofrequency Ablation