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Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting over 5.1 million people in the United States alone.   Each year there are over 340,000 new cases in the US.   By the year 2050, the number will be 12-16 million.   Instead of the atrium (the smaller, top chamber of the heart) beating from a single source of stimulation, it beats in a disorganized way which may impair the ability of the chamber to fill the larger chamber known as the ventricle.  This disorganized electrical activity causes irregular heart beats that lead to blood pooling and clotting, which can cause stroke and other serious health issues.   People who suffer from atrial fibrillation may have palpitations (pounding, fluttering, “flip-flop”, or racing feeling in the chest), lack...

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