Atrial fibrillation has been said to affect more than 400,000 Australians. It’s the most common type of irregular heartbeat, making blood flow in the heart irregular, which can lead to clots and stroke.
Possible signs include a fluttering or thumping in the chest, dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath, feeling faint or confused and fatigue.
A recent joint study by Melbourne hospital The Alfred and the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found cardiac ablation is a very effective treatment for atrial fibrillation. It can also repair heart function in people with heart failure that has been caused by atrial fibrillation.