Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and occurs in around 1.5-2 per cent of the general population. It is characterised by an irregular, often very fast, heart rate.

We see thousands of arrhythmia patients per year and perform over a thousand catheter ablation procedures per year.

Find out more about atrial fibrillation, including: 

  • what atrial fibrillation is, and how it is different from a normal heart rate
  • what causes atrial fibrillation
  • symptoms of atrial fibrillation
  • the risks involved with the condition
  • treatment options, such as anticoagulant medications and cardioversion